Is this leaked slide from a PR firm the first look at the real Samsung Galaxy S III? It might just be. Weber Shandwick are the official PR agency for Samsung in several countries, which leads us to believe that these slides could in fact be legit. The image shows that Samsung are expected to hold one of their ‘Unpacked’ events on May 22nd to release the Galaxy S III. Samsung are also a major sponsor of the Olympic Torch Relay that also begins around about the 22nd, so the coinciding dates could be a huge marketing win for Samsung.
The above breakdown of the leak image shows that the Galaxy S III will be extremely thin — perhaps under 7mm as previously speculated. It has a similar design to the Galaxy Tab 10.1N that was launching Germany in an effort to bypass an injunction placed upon the Galaxy Tab 10.1 by Apple. There’s also a dedicated camera button, and speaker and microphone grills on the front of the device.
The edge-to-edge display also lines up perfectly with previous rumours and looks to be around 4.8-inches as well. The resolution can’t be told from the image (obviously!), however, it certainly looks to be at least 720p or above.
Assuming the image is legit, we can then say that the previous benchmarks that had leaked for the GT-i9300 are not for this device. The GT-i9300 is likely to be the Sprint version of the Galaxy Nexus. I say this because the benchmarks showed specs such as a 1196×720 display resolution, which is exactly the same as the Galaxy Nexus because of its software buttons — the Galaxy S III shown above has no such buttons. It also showed clock speeds of 200MHz to 1400MHz, which are exactly the same as the Galaxy Nexus — the Galaxy S III is rumoured to have a 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU.
Long-time mobile tech blogger, Eldar Murtazin, is saying on his Twitter that the image is fake, but is the closest to the final design. He believes that the person who created the ‘mock-up’ based it off an early prototype — so even if the image is ‘fake’ it still resembles what Samsung are bound to release. Although, Eldar as been pretty hit-and-miss in recent times in regards to Nokia rumours, so we can’t be too sure about this speculation.
But in any case this pic about “sgs3” just a fake which was created by someone who saw face of real one 🙂
— Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) March 17, 2012