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Samsung GT-i9300 (Galaxy S3?) sketch and specifications revealed

April 26, 2012

One day closer to May 3, one more Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor to tackle. Such is the life for every Android news writer anywhere. Not that I’m complaining, because with every rumor, we inch that much closer to the truth, and unless we are completely off our game, we should have a pretty decent idea of what to expect when the device is finally (FINALLY!) released. Of course, Samsung could yet completely surprise us, so all we can do is wait and see. Till then, another rumor anyone?

SamMobile has received from an “inside” source, the specifications and device sketch of the Samsung GT-i9300, believed to be the Galaxy S3, from the official Service Manual of the device. From this leak, we can see that the device specifications include:

  • Android 4.0 OS
  • 4.8″ Super AMOLED MIPI (C-type) display
  • 1.5 Ghz quad-core processor
  • 8MP Autofocus rear camera, 1080p video recording capability
  • Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n/a

It is interesting to note the new type of AMOLED display Samsung is planning to use for this device, and the slightly larger than expected screen size, inching into Galaxy Note territory. Other specifications aren’t surprising, although the 8MP is disappointing as the Galaxy S3 was rumored to sport a 12MP camera. The sketch also shows the presence of a physical button.

Of course, other rumors suggest that Samsung will feature an entire lineup of new Galaxy devices, ala HTC’s One series, so this might very possibly be another device which is a part of this range, or could be the Samsung Galaxy S3 itself. Again, we will not know for sure until May 3, unless there is a major security breakdown on the part of Samsung.

What are your thoughts? Galaxy S3 – Yes? No? Maybe? How does the specifications of this device (whichever it might be), stack up against your expectations? Let us know in the comments section below.