samsung galaxy s3 hype

The whole world is waiting with bated breath for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S3. There have been countless rumors about Samsung’s “Next Galaxy” and the rumor-train doesn’t seem to be slowing down, even though we’re only three days away from the official launch. But three days is a long time in the tech world, and we can certainly expect to hear a few more rumors along the way. Let’s take a look at the latest.

As you can see from the image above, a new image of the purported Samsung Galaxy S3 has been “leaked”, complete with a scale to judge the size of the device. This leak is courtesy of an anonymous tipster who sent the image to Know Your Mobile.

As you can see from the image above, the device will supposedly feature a 4.8″ display and a physical menu button, both attributes which are expected in the next Galaxy. The leak consists just of one image and doesn’t give away any information on the hardware housed inside. I almost missed the physical button from the image above, but increasing the brightness helps. The image below is courtesy of Pocket Lint.

Unfortunately, it looks too much like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for my liking, which makes me think that the above image is just another fake. I am positive that the Galaxy S3 isn’t a  new rendition of an older device with a physical button slapped on. If I am wrong, I’m sure that a lot of you will be very disappointed. The flood of leaks and speculation has brought too much hype on the device, and now Samsung has some truly high expectations to live up to.

What are your thoughts? Fake image or the real deal? If it is the real device, how happy or disappointed will you be? Let us know in the comments section below.