Bam! New Samsung Galaxy S3 image leaked along with full specs?

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 21, 2012

What a rollercoaster! After days of furious speculations, today we’ve got two huge pieces of news concerning the Samsung Galaxy 3. First, Samsung’s VP for China told the press that the Galaxy S3 launch event may come in April, although it was originally planned for May.

Now, we have even bigger news – a leaked image originating from Dutch mobile blog shows a supposed Galaxy S3 that is very similar to the device shown in the leak we saw last Saturday. Moreover, GSMHelpdesk claims that the trusted source that supplied the image has also provided them with the full specs of the Samsung Galaxy S3.

New image corroborates with previous leak

[Updated with image supplied by commenter OBWhite.]

Here is the new image:

And here’s the image superimposed on the leak from last week, which surfaced via Reddit.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Image Specs

Needless to say, the two renders clearly represent the same device, although there are a few differences between them. First, the big rocker you can see on the left side of the first phone and the camera shutter button are, at first glance, missing from today’s leaked image. But, again, some leveling in Photoshop reveals that the rocker is present in the second image as well. Also, there are a few pixels present in the area where the camera button should be, although we can’t tell if that’s really the button or just some artifact.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Image Specs

The second apparent difference between the two leaks is the rendered screen image. While today’s image shows the same launch information like the image from Reddit (May 22, in London), there are a few notable differences. First, today’s leak shows a Gingerbread-like status bar and only four icons in the lower bar.

Second, the scheduled time for the Unpacked event differ: the Reddit leak says 6-7 PM, while GSMHelpdesk’s leak says 7-8 PM. Not a big difference and we are not sure what to make of it. Probably, the two images were created at different times, with today’s image (with its Gingerbread design cues) being presumably older.

As The Verge notes, the image used in today’s leaked render was used in previous Samsung press shots, which may or may not mean that the image is a fake. After all, Samsung designers may have just thrown a quick mockup, reusing some older official images.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications!

GSMHelpdesk also claims that it received trusted information concerning the full specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3.

Here’s the list, as conveyed by the Dutch blog:

  • Processor and memory
    • Processor: quad-core 1.5 GHz
    • RAM: 1GB
    • Storage: 32GB
    • Card Slot: Unknown
  • Dimensions
    • 131 mm long
    • 64 mm wide
    • 8 mm thick
    • 125 grams
  • Battery
    • 1750 mAh
    • Removable
  • Display
    • 4.7-inch
    • 720 x 1280 resolution (HD)
    • 313 ppi
    • Super AMOLED Plus HD
  • Camera
    • 12MP rear camera
    • LED flash
    • Slow motion,
    • Time lapse
    • Full HD (1080p) video recording
    • 60 FPS video shooting
    • 1.3 MP front camera
    • 720p video recording (front camera)
  • Connectivity
    • Dual Carrier HSPA 3G networks
    • Download speeds of up to 42 Mbps
    • Upload speeds of up to 5.76 Mbps
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • NFC
    • WiFi a/b/g/n
    • Micro USB 2.0
    • HDMI out
    • DLNA
    • WiFi direct
    • Wi-Fi Hotspot option

In short, most of the presumed specifications provided by GSMHelpdesk’s source seem in line with previous rumors.

Samsung Galaxy S3 release date

The leak states that the May 22, 2012 Galaxy S3 release date (first seen in Saturday’s leak) still holds. However, considering the abundance of leaks coming out, Samsung may decide to hurry up and launch the Galaxy S3 sooner, maybe in April. This would be in line with the declaration we reported this morning.

We’ll update this post as we learn more. Meanwhile, tell us, what do you think about this new development? Real or not?

  • OBwhite

    here is a much better picture of the leaked samsung galaxy s3 compared to the iphone 4s:

  • Realspecs

    1750 mah battery, are you kidding me??

    • Desnesis

      That cant be right. The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE HD has a 1850 mAh battery. And this is not 4G? I see small changes especially in the camera but if its not 4G, I’m gonna be upset.

  • Jumee

    the battery doesn’t make sense… It must be more than 2000mAh

    • Realspecs

      yes, definitely.
      Even Motorola Razr Maxx has a 3300 mAh battery. So Samsung should be able to put at least a 2500 mAh battery in the Galaxy S3!

  • mohdamr1

    The button on the left side of the phone was added by Photoshop. The buttons that are glowing below the screen were also done in the same way, and finally the reflection on the screen is not smooth or natural, also Photoshop. I use Photoshop a lot and I can see it was used in a lot of the Samsung galaxy S3 “leaked images”. Please stop wasting our time. Too much fake rumours are boring. I am waiting for the S3 and I want to buy it but all of this fake- picture-leaking is a cheap try to gain attention. I like this website and I hate seeing fake renders/rumours on the front page daily even if the source from another website is claiming it is “reliable”.

    • Brianepatt85

      Android authority is the best site for android news so stop talking crap! Its the job to report any and all news. These pics have gone viral and AA is just reporting what’s out there.

      • Mohdamr1

        So, rumors are considered news and its a job to post any and all types of news. I know it is some kind of tech website competition to post any fake image leaks every week. At least create a rumors section where all rumor reports from other websites or this one can be displayed. Android authority is a beautiful and organized website I just want some differentiation between true vs rumor and the quality of the news and leaks.

        • Brianepatt85

          Its leaks, and all phone specs & photos that are leaked Are rumors. If you just want to read official news go to official web sites. This is news worthy my friend. Real or fake AA gives you the news they don’t make it. They do there job by reporting you the news and you can make your own descion if its real or fake.

  • wonshikee

    Even if the specs are fake, it’ll be around there anyway.

    My biggest question is, screen tech and battery size.

  • Dsuarez021979

    I don’t think these specification are right, battery is what triggered my doubts about the credibility of these epecs.

  • Innocent Aj

    Only ..1 GIG ram….

  • Helenoftroy

    I thought the Samsung S3 Specs originally said 4.8? I have a Droid X so I wilo be happy with the 4.7. I hate small screens! I am so excited! I have been going back and forth with the S3 and the iphone! And of course Apple shuts there mouth until the very end when they are ready to launch it!! Ugh! I hate that! I wish I knew the iphone specs! I have never had an iphone but I do love my DROID! And I just dont know what to do! I cant decide yet! But in the end I will end up with the Samsung S3! It will be a belated birthday gift! So I have something to look forward too!
    I am hoping that I will be able to Sync all my itunes music to the new S3! I heard that I will be able to do that with the new phone! Is that true??
    And I hope that the battery is going to be better too!

  • disappointed…. 1GB RAM :( design 3/5 :(

  • Jackiechan

    Will it be on Verizon?

    • Brianepatt85

      Galaxy s phones are released on every major carrier

      • Wontfinishlast

        Except Verizon… see Galaxy SII

    • i hope not. We gsm holders have been waiting for this for to long you guys already have all the awesome phones.

  • Wacays

    Although what we hear about the new upcoming galaxy s3 is rumours, however i do not hear much about the holographic feature of the galaxy s3. if the holographic feature is not a reality, then God help the Galaxy, becouse its rival ( iphone 5 ) is coming with holographic and projector features.

    • htc one x is where its at

      You are so stupid to think I phone will have holographic and projector features hahahahahahaha oh god there are some morons in this world

      • Pearlzt1

        Ahaahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahaah …. Iol

  • Markcloydt

    press “Like” if your disappointed. however these are not yet 100% true, i hope.

    • Guest

      I WOULD hit the “Like” button, but since you can’t tell the difference between “you’re” and “your.” I won’t. LOL


    sad … and really big disappointment… 4.7 instead of 5.0 display .. and 1GB Ram instead of 2GB… BATTERY IS ONLY 1750.. THATS A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT.. I THINK IT WONT HAVE BIG MARKET.. I HOPE U GUYS ARE WRONG…

  • Passby001

    i just got my Galaxy Note, and this thing come out…

    • Guest

      Your loss. LOL

  • cantwaitforsg3

    you can tell the pictures are photoshopped. on the left one, the size of the black gap on the left and right at the top of the screen is bigger at the left. on the picture at the right, you can see the top parts of words at the bottom of the same black gap.

  • Rk_512

    1750 mAh battery??? Why doesn’t Samsung get it. The S2 and S2 Skyrocket phones have reported very poor battery lives and would have been exceptional if they had better batteries. The S3 has bigger screen than the S2 Skyrocket (which has a 1850 mAh battery and it doesn’t last the whole day) and will definitely need a better battery. A little thickness for a better battery is perfectly acceptable…..

    • Drew Nusser

      Don’t hate Samsung for what’s on this “leak”, it’s probably a fake anyway.

    • hasini

      hey buddy galaxy note has 2300mAh battery, so expect more than that or equal to that from galaxy s3. don’t just believe expectations. hold on till the official ones is out.

    • Cocoman135

      or they probably want you to buy a juice pack or something

    • quad core = better battery life

    • Thachaz

      I agree with Rk, we’re in 2012 and our android phones can’t make it to the end of the day with moderate usage. This is bullshit!! I hate motorola’s hardware and software set up on Android phones but atleast they fit that huge battery in the Razr Maxx to alleviate the battery issue. I’m sure samsung and htc can both cram a bigger battery until battery technology catches up to the smartphone era. I already processors, software and hardware vary in many ways but enough is enough, These companies should pony up a 4000mah battery in there, even if it sacrifices thickness of phone and a slightly higher price of the phone.

  • Montemayor82

    Is it me, or is it funny how both picture have the same reminder in it, the same date, the same location, the only differeance is the picture and the time of the reminder.

  • Kyle

    I shattered my Evo’s screen last night so I really need this phone announced soon! If the S3 has the below stats I will buy without even comparing to another phone:
    More powerful battery than S2
    at least 4.5 inch screen
    at least 1.5 GHz quadcore
    water resistant
    ceramic casing
    gorilla glass
    thinner than 8 mm
    HD screen
    16 GB onboard storage
    2 GB RAM
    Higher than 8MP Camera

  • htc one x is where its at

    if its not 4g lte than dont bother with it samsung becouse apple will be

  • Abiraj

    samsung s3 sounds good but a bad battery life which is poorer than the galaxy s2, i like this phone but many say its a fake pic, y? just belive its true ……..

  • Desnesis

    Although the battery is still a 1750 mAh, samsung has used another chip so it wont take as much power. I believe it takes 32 procent less power if I remember correctly. So the battery should last longer. Also, if they are considering the wireless charging feature, then a smaller battery would be good. The smaller battery charge much quicker. My only disappointment is that it doesn’t look like it will be on 4G.

    • TheSushiFiend

      A smaller battery would be good because smaller batteries charge quicker? That’s like saying “I hope my next car has a less powerful engine, so I can reach its top speed quicker”.

      A larger battery may take longer to reach full capacity, but it still charges at the same rate. All other factors being the same, a 30-minute charge of a 1000mAh battery would give it the ability to run a given phone for the same length of time as a 3000mAh battery charged for 30 minutes.

      Wireless charging or not, a bigger battery is always preferable to a smaller one unless thinness/weight is your primary concern.

      Please remember to engage brain before allowing your fingers anywhere near a keyboard.


  • NightxFall

    There has to be 4G. If it’s going to be released on every major carrier. There’s no way there wont be 4g.

  • i really really really hope so!!!!!!! pls pls pls.

  • Polancorobert

    This is all fake!! The galaxy S3 will have way better specs than the ones shown here, trust me!!

    • trob6969

      Yeah i agree. If the specs listed in this article are correct then, aside from the quad processor and 12meg camera, the s3 will actually have less desirable specs than some other smartphones that are already on the market…so i don’t think this ‘leak’ is the real deal.

  • Racc

    ok ok, evenone keeps saying it’s fake, Lets wait and see, if samsung are testing the waters here, Why?, Remember the iphone 4 which apparently was left in the bar? and people thought it was fake because it looks so different, Yet turned out it was real?

    So how do we not know samsung is testing waters, I mean, they have already released Note, so it’s not like they don’t have time on their hands to play for a bit

  • Kai97

    Xenon flash!! Why not Xenon flash?
    12mp without Xenon flash???

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  • technologyset

    Samsung galaxy s4 how time to weit to coming to bue . Galaxy S3 is wery good mobile. this is good post thanks