Samsung Galaxy S III Specs Leaked, Mind-shaking Features Listed

by: Alvin YbañezOctober 11, 2011

Right in the middle of Nexus Prime and Motorola DROID RAZR frenzy, new rumors about another fabled superphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, has surfaced through leaked “tips” from an anonymous source.

An unidentified source has provided Phandroid with a snapshot of what was alleged to be a slide from a “private internal presentation” showing the evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S series, from the original Galaxy S, with the Galaxy S II in between, up to the upcoming Galaxy S III slated for 2012 release.

Yet, the rumor is difficult to brush off because it touts superpowers for the Samsung Galaxy S III, which would make the Samsung Galaxy S II, Nexus Prime, Motorola DROID RAZR, and HTC Vigor look like electronic wimps. According to the snapshot’s source, here’s why:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • dual-core, 1.8-GHz Samsung Exynos 4212 processor
  • 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD touchscreen display (non-curved)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 12-megapixel primary camera (with W750 BSI CMOS sensor)
  • LTE connectivity
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) support
  • thinner than the Galaxy S II
  • 4 physical buttons

The source also reportedly mentioned that the high-definition touchscreen will not use PenTile technology like the one Samsung’s current crop of high-definition displays are using.

The source also assured that the Galaxy S III’s design will be different from the current design of the Galaxy S series in order to stay clear of legal issues.

Samsung Galaxy S III Concept Design

Critics were quick to note some flaws in the snapshot of the slide and question its validity.

First is “Samsung Mobile Solution,” which should have been “Samsung Mobile Solutions”–the official name. “Copiying” also had an extra “I.” While typos and misspellings are possible even in the best corporations, they are unlikely in a slideshow presentation intended for retail representatives and partner carriers.

Another thing that raised the red flag was the poorly done images. The images found on the slide seem to have been copied and pasted, and the the Galaxy S III exterior looks fairly the same as that of the Samsung Wave–a poorly done image of a Galaxy S III re-sized to fit the screen of the Samsung Wave. Critics were quick to realize that, if this slide were legit, the phone images used would have had transparent backgrounds.

Nevertheless, if this image is true, then we will be expecting a newer, more powerful smartphone in the Samsung Galaxy S series–but we’ll have to wait until 2012.

For the meantime, we can dream, can’t we? Or, we can just look forward to three upcoming superdevices that have crossed the threshold of dreams and rumor into the world of (almost) reality–the Nexus Prime, Motorola DROID RAZR (Motorola Spyder, Motorola DROID HD), and HTC Vigor.

  • Lets see what samsung planning !!

  • Jaonea

    It’s so ugly…got the S II but will never buy something like this.

  • baycun

    The spelling and grammar errors are very common for presentations that are made in English by Korean companies. Often the text is written on software that does not have English spell check by people for whom English is a second language. Because the slides are only seen internally, the mistakes are either not noticed or not thought to be big enough to need correction. As someone who has lived in Korea for three years, it makes the images appear more authentic not less.

  • Email

    Isn’t that the same design they made for the Galaxy S 2….

    • Jaonea

      It’s completely different … the pic that looks like S II is fan-made

  • Guest

    Why would the S3 come out with a 1.8 ghz dual core processor? The smart phones of the future (2012) will be sporting quad core processors. Therefore the specs are already out dated. Also, the picture above says 8.0 mega pixels on the camera when the specs above state that the S3 will have a 12 mega pixel camera.

    • Burhan

      a quad core phone will not be coming for a while….theres no way to cool it without compromising thinness. Its already hard enough to keep a dual core phone cool. Also, a 1.8 ghz exynos will be more powerful than your average netbook or lower end laptop. the current exynos (1.2 ghz) is one of the best processors out there. it preforms better than the 1.5 ghz qualcomm

  • Nice features!!!
    12MP cam with CMOS sensor, 1.8GHz dual core processor, NFC support, 4G capability…

  • Anonymous

    This is very interesting. Should I even purchase the Galaxy Nexus now? Or should I wait again?

  • Guest

    Is this for Verizon?
    Or the horrible/limited AT&T?

  • john

    oh my god!! what is samsung doing!! trying to blow the i-phone to smeetherins???