In the build up to an official announcement by Samsung about the Galaxy S3, we’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of rumors, ranging from unofficial specs releases to supposed “leaked” images of the device. We recently covered one such rumor about “leaked” images of a Samsung device codenamed GT-i9300. Going by Samsung’s device naming scheme, this device was initially believed to be the Galaxy S3, but the public outcry over this seemingly mid-tier device quickly dispelled this rumor.
At this moment, a line from Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray comes to mind, which states “there is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” In what might be a brilliant marketing move or just a giant misunderstanding, no one can really know for sure, the purported images of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has certainly got us curious and talking about the GT-i9300 as well.
Going with the flow of even more unsubstantiated rumors, here is what we (think) we know about the GT-i9300.
- It may be called the Samsung M (notice the dropping of the Galaxy branding), although that’s not sure yet.
- It will include an eye-monitoring feature, which will supposedly keep the display turned on if you’re looking at it.
- If you are lying down, the device will change the orientation automatically and lock it.
- It will feature an auto-dial system, that is said to automatically dial a contact if you read a message from said contact and then lift the phone to your ear.
- With additional hardware, the device will be able to monitor your heart rate, temperature, and other biometrics.
- It will be able to detect individuals from your contact list, in group photos, and will give you the option to share this photo with them.
All of these would be amazing features to have on your smartphone, even though seemingly straight out of a science fiction story. Considering that GT-i9300 will most likely be a mid-range device, I do find it a little hard to believe. As the saying goes “Rumors are mostly not true, but that’s what makes them interesting.” All we can do is wait and hope for some sort of official announcement from Samsung.
What are your thoughts? Are these features something you would like in your next phone? Are we finally heading towards the truth or are we still slipping further down the rumor well?