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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #201 (permalink)
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It's not. Samsung has openly denied that any new hardware is being launched on March 22, so any "leaked pictures" that refer to that date are fake
The launch date of this of is may not March and if you read up more on android central, everything sounds genuine. Even down to the marketing company.

I think this is genuine.

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Those buttons look awkward with the blacks, unless they are drawn onscreen and drop down/hide away when not in use.
it'll work the same as the galaxy nexus
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The launch date of this of is may not March and if you read up more on android central, everything sounds genuine. Even down to the marketing company.

I think this is genuine.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Event: March 22nd release denied | T3

Nope...

"Samsung has denied claims that it will officially unveil the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 during a French based media event on March 22nd.

Having previously revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 release would not take place at MWC later this month, a number of reports yesterday suggested that the recently issued invites to a French media event would see the next-gen Android handset unveiled.

Refuting these reports, an official Samsung spokesperson has told T3: “This is a media open day event in France which happens twice a year. [It] has nothing to do with any new launches."


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Old March 18th, 2012, 09:43 AM   #204 (permalink)
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It's not. Samsung has openly denied that any new hardware is being launched on March 22, so any "leaked pictures" that refer to that date are fake
not sure what you're trying to argue here
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not sure what you're trying to argue here
Oops, misread May as March There are lots of rumours going around about the March 22 event so I assumed that was what Nagrom was talking about and missed that he actually said May.

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Wow so much GS3 rumors on this weekend alone. According to this article, there's rumors of a touchwiz and stock versions. That I find hard to believe.

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Wow so much GS3 rumors on this weekend alone. According to this article, there's rumors of a touchwiz and stock versions. That I find hard to believe.

More Samsung Galaxy S III leaky goodness | Android Central
I'm more inclined to believe this one - 'Samsung Galaxy S III' pictured, May 22 London unveiling rumored | Android Central - with the professional looking image rather than a blurry cam shot.

If I took a picture of my Galaxy S2 with an ICS launcher using a rubbish camera with the flash completely washing out the image, then that could pass for a new phone too
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I'm more inclined to believe this one - 'Samsung Galaxy S III' pictured, May 22 London unveiling rumored | Android Central - with the professional looking image rather than a blurry cam shot.

If I took a picture of my Galaxy S2 with an ICS launcher using a rubbish camera with the flash completely washing out the image, then that could pass for a new phone too
have a look on the last page. i posted what that fake is based on.

or read this

[Analysis] Is Today's Galaxy SIII Leak The Real Deal? Probably Not
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have a look on the last page. i posted what that fake is based on.

or read this

[Analysis] Is Today's Galaxy SIII Leak The Real Deal? Probably Not
So:

- Different colour scheme in the notification bar (not unlikely and certainly not a debunk)
- White phone (does seem strange, I must admit)
- Capacitive/hard keys (again, not unlikely. ICS doesn't force button-less interfaces to be used)
- Looks similar to the galaxy player (they're probably following the likes of HTC, Apple, and trying to unify their devices. Customers like uniformity and brand identity)

I'm not convinced that it's the real deal, but none of those points made in the article debunk the image at all, imo.
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Aaaaannnnddd, we have another picture (maybe).

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Wow so much GS3 rumors on this weekend alone. According to this article, there's rumors of a touchwiz and stock versions. That I find hard to believe.

More Samsung Galaxy S III leaky goodness | Android Central
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Aaaaannnnddd, we have another picture (maybe).

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Rumors, fake pics, myths....I don't care. All I know is that i want this phone.
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That's one good looking phone, whatever it is.

Better have a removable battery, though.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #214 (permalink)
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Yeah. Integrated battery means the phone's in a wheelchair.
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Looks like the next phone to beat IMO.
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Rumors, fake pics, myths....I don't care. All I know is that i want this phone.
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A Korean site is reporting that the gs3 will support wireless charging out of the box. They said it will be able to draw a charge without actually being in contact with the charging pad, and can charge from 2 meters away...how freaking sweet would that be
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A Korean site is reporting that the gs3 will support wireless charging out of the box. They said it will be able to draw a charge without actually being in contact with the charging pad, and can charge from 2 meters away...how freaking sweet would that be
sounds too good to be true... I dont think they've quite refined that technology yet...
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The unveiling of this phone will determine if I just get a nexus or not
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The unveiling of this phone will determine if I just get a nexus or not
With all the rumors swirling around, I think you HAVE to at least wait and see what its going to have. Its got all the makings of a major disappointment with all this build up. But potential is also there for this to be the best thing since sliced bread.

I just wish they'd stop playing with our emotions... :'(
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I am just wondering whether to buy the S2 now or wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3.

There are rumours now that the S3 will be waterproof (Samsung Galaxy S3). Do you guys know anything about this?
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The nanocoatings that allow water proofing should be included by default in all future high end phones IMO. I would be surprised if it wasn't included.
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The nanocoatings that allow water proofing should be included by default in all future high end phones IMO. I would be surprised if it wasn't included.
Agreed. Huge number of phones/tablets are rendered useless by water every year no matter how careful we are. This nano-coating water protection technology is definitely there, but it might take a few years until it becomes standard.
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Just read Taylor Martin's article on phonedog.com about rumors on SGSIII being too good to be truth. He simply doesn't believe any of rumored spec, features. Though he has some points, I think he's too pessimistic and got some misleading info.

First, Samsung never, even unofficially, said its display resolution will be 1080p. I think it first came from BGR and everyone now just seems to think that as almost confirmed. I don't know how many guys with right mind are really expecting to see 1080p resolution on phone this year. It will most likely be 720p SAMOLED+.

Second, he seems to think quad core Exynos 4412 is too good to be true on SGSIII. Really? I have feeling he got confused with A9 based Exynos and A15 based Exynos 5250 samsung showed at CES. A15 based Exynos 5250 or 5450 are too good to be true at this point, but A9 based quad 4412 should be ready for it. Anything less than that will be big disappointment in SIII.

I agree on other things like wireless charging, water-proof nanocoating, dual launcher, etc and remain skeptical of them. But he missed points on display and processor.
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That's one good looking phone, whatever it is.

Better have a removable battery, though.
i have read many places that it will have a "ceramic" body... whatever that means. but i have a feeling it will be a unibody. so, it will probably not have a removable battery. this is all just a guess though. i hope i'm wrong. a non removable battery is a no go for me. regardless how awesome the phone is.

so far i'm planning to get the skyrocket hd. but if the galaxy s3 has removable battery and sd card slot...then i'll get the gs3.
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Samsung Galaxy S III alleged official photo and specs leak - GSMArena.com news

Another leak from a "tipster".
The leaked marketing photo from before arises again.
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Just read Taylor Martin's article on phonedog.com about rumors on SGSIII being too good to be truth. He simply doesn't believe any of rumored spec, features. Though he has some points, I think he's too pessimistic and got some misleading info.

First, Samsung never, even unofficially, said its display resolution will be 1080p. I think it first came from BGR and everyone now just seems to think that as almost confirmed. I don't know how many guys with right mind are really expecting to see 1080p resolution on phone this year. It will most likely be 720p SAMOLED+.

Second, he seems to think quad core Exynos 4412 is too good to be true on SGSIII. Really? I have feeling he got confused with A9 based Exynos and A15 based Exynos 5250 samsung showed at CES. A15 based Exynos 5250 or 5450 are too good to be true at this point, but A9 based quad 4412 should be ready for it. Anything less than that will be big disappointment in SIII.

I agree on other things like wireless charging, water-proof nanocoating, dual launcher, etc and remain skeptical of them. But he missed points on display and processor.
The Galaxy S III will likely be a victim of wild rumors | PhoneDog

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Another leak from a "tipster".
The leaked marketing photo from before arises again.
you guys are killing me!



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An anonymous tipster told GSM Helpdesk that the Galaxy S III will measure 131 x 64 x 8 mm and weigh 125g (the Galaxy S II is 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm, 116 g).

4.7" with 720p resolution - and will use SuperAMOLED Plus HD technology.
camera - 12MP with 1080p@60fps video recording
quad-core at 1.5GHz
1GB of RAM (same as current model) and 32GB of built-in storage

One final tidbit is the launch date - set for May 22, but Samsung might pull it forward to April. Another unrelated source agrees on the date - the Galaxy S III might see its launch in China pulled from May to April.

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Samsung China president says Galaxy S III launch may be moved up from May to April | The Verge

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Multiple reports out of Korea today cite Samsung Greater China President Kim Young-Ha as saying that the launch of the company's next Android flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, may be moved up by a month, from May to April. Samsung previously denied a report that the Galaxy S II sucessor would launch in April, but the words of its most senior representative in China now indicate that the plan hasn't been finalized.

Kim Young-Ha had been speaking to the Beijing press about Samsung's broader strategy in China, which he says will become more aggressive and pursue an even greater market share. Accelerating the launch of the Galaxy S III would indeed fit into such a plan. In any case, it's good to finally hear from a named Samsung executive regarding the launch of the GS III, which will surely be happening within the next couple of months.
well this pretty much guarantees we'll see a quad core a9 instead of a dual core a15
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Lol these photoshop leaks are atrocious.
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well this pretty much guarantees we'll see a quad core a9 instead of a dual core a15
Yeah I would have rather seen the 5250 myself as well.

For a tablet id prefer quad core for multitasking, but an A15 dual core is more than enough for anything you'd be doing on a phone.

I do wonder if we'll see the Qualcomm S4 in the US version. Still curious how that'll play out.
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well this pretty much guarantees we'll see a quad core a9 instead of a dual core a15
I'm fine with quad core 4412 in SIII in Q2. That should be plenty powerful, better than Tegra3. I guess they are reserving 5xxx Exynos for S4 or revised SIII in the second half of year depending on Apple's move with iPhone5.
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I sooo can't wait for this phone to be released. In a moment of weakness I started to consider the HTC One X but then I came to my senses.

A rumor from Ausdroid | Android News For Australia << a local Australian android blog says that Samsung may make an announcement this week!

Source: Rumour: Samsung Galaxy S III to be announced this week? | Ausdroid

If the leaked specs are even close to the real thing I am going to be stoked!
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So assuming (hoping/praying) that Verizon is going to pick up this beast of technology, I hope that they really address the reception issues many have reported with the Nexus. That would be a deal (heart) breaker for me.
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Samsung I9300 live photo surface, might be a disappointing S III - GSMArena.com news

Supposedly a photo of the I9300. Goes on to say that the S3 might be the I9500 as has been speculated before.

The pictured phone itself looks meh, and to me it looks like it has some type of case on it to partially hide its overall design but still meh regardless. Could be a internal testing unit of sorts.
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Supposedly a photo of the I9300. Goes on to say that the S3 might be the I9500 as has been speculated before.

The pictured phone itself looks meh, and to me it looks like it has some type of case on it to partially hide its overall design but still meh regardless. Could be a internal testing unit of sorts.
this is one damn ugly phone. then again, looks like its in a case

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this is one damn ugly phone. then again, looks like its in a case

Apple must have released the photo of that one
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There's no way that's the GS3. It looks more like a mid level device.
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So assuming (hoping/praying) that Verizon is going to pick up this beast of technology, I hope that they really address the reception issues many have reported with the Nexus. That would be a deal (heart) breaker for me.
The reception issue on Gnex is largely Google's fault in my opinion as they completely control software side of it. There seems to be some QA issue from samsung as well because newer batches seem to work much better.

But Non-nexus samsung phones normally work fine on reception like SGSII, Note. So I don't think there is too much to worry on SIII reception.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:45 PM   #239 (permalink)
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Samsung I9300 live photo surface, might be a disappointing S III - GSMArena.com news

Supposedly a photo of the I9300. Goes on to say that the S3 might be the I9500 as has been speculated before.

The pictured phone itself looks meh, and to me it looks like it has some type of case on it to partially hide its overall design but still meh regardless. Could be a internal testing unit of sorts.
I don't think that's SIII even if it's not fake. Can tell that from screen quality, bezel. If it's real deal, it might be SGSII plus with refreshed dual Exynos 4212 that medias reported couple of months ago. But I like that they are going with software buttons on bottom of screen.
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Noticed one of the apps is 'S Memo' which I know is on the Note to be used with the stylus, but is that an app included with all Sammy phones?

I'm thinking maybe a smaller, mid-level version of the Note?
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That looks awful, but it must be in a case.

Why is there a wierd square patch on each side of the Samsung logo?
The Samsung logo has an inkling of a look about it, like it has been edited on.
Also that orange thing in the upper left has way too much shadow in it (compared to the other sensors), probably edited on from a pic of some other phone.

All in all this just looks like an S2 that's been rogered in a few ways.
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Honestly I'm tired of all these garbage fake pictures/news on SGSIII that pop up almost everyday. I will unsubscribe from them until it's unveiled officially.
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I just want SPECS!!! I dont CARE what it looks like! What the f is gonna be in the damn thing already?!?!?!

I'm too impatient for this crap...
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the speculated release dates are pissing me off more than the photos..

though I will say the pics released today look identical to that posted above (the flash photo)

speculation is now saying we may see an april release...a device hits testing 30-60 days prior to release...and these guys at sammy haven't seen one yet...

my bro is back from london so I will hit him up this weekend for real news
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That looks awful, but it must be in a case.

Why is there a wierd square patch on each side of the Samsung logo?
The Samsung logo has an inkling of a look about it, like it has been edited on.
Also that orange thing in the upper left has way too much shadow in it (compared to the other sensors), probably edited on from a pic of some other phone.

All in all this just looks like an S2 that's been rogered in a few ways.
huh?

you're the first person i've seen that's said this was a fake. i don't see any of the problems you're seeing


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the speculated release dates are pissing me off more than the photos..

though I will say the pics released today look identical to that posted above (the flash photo)
link to pics today?
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So assuming (hoping/praying) that Verizon is going to pick up this beast of technology, I hope that they really address the reception issues many have reported with the Nexus. That would be a deal (heart) breaker for me.
Dont count on VZW.

1. they never pick the real beast phones.. and don't count the GN, that is/was a joke of a phone never worth the hype and it's specs are laughable at best

2. the SGS3 will have quad core, thus far, quad core chips are an issue for VZW'a CDMA, 4G/LTE network - hence the reason you cannot use a Tegra 3 on VZW at this time (thought they claim to be working on LTE compatibility).

3. if VZW gets it they will butcher it, bloat it, change the chip, make it thicker, and it will be a watered down version of what is so awesome about the SGS3. That is the VZW way.

The SGS3 is the phone I want, badly. But I am not holding my breath. Same for the Huawei Quad D.. real beast phones we will never get. We will get a purple or blue RAZR MAXX.... woopie
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Taylor from androidandme seems to think samsung will go with the 5250. But i'm still not sold

A closer look at Samsung’s killer 2 GHz Exynos 5250 | Android and Me
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2. the SGS3 will have quad core, thus far, quad core chips are an issue for VZW'a CDMA, 4G/LTE network - hence the reason you cannot use a Tegra 3 on VZW at this time (thought they claim to be working on LTE compatibility).
I believe none of the US carriers can use the quad core chips atm. But since nothing has been officially announced yet, I can still dream.

Oh and haven't you heard? Verizon is getting a RAZR MAXX HD (aka Droid Fighter) and in another two months there will be a RAZR MAXX HD+ and then a RAZR MAXX HD+ Squared super ultimate special.
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Dont count on VZW.
2. the SGS3 will have quad core, thus far, quad core chips are an issue for VZW'a CDMA, 4G/LTE network - hence the reason you cannot use a Tegra 3 on VZW at this time (thought they claim to be working on LTE compatibility).

3. if VZW gets it they will butcher it, bloat it, change the chip, make it thicker, and it will be a watered down version of what is so awesome about the SGS3. That is the VZW way.
Tegra2 and Exynos had some issue with LTE radios last year, but still Samsung managed to make LTE tab 10.1 with tegra2. So that doesn't mean they will have the same issue with LTE this year going forward. I heard Samsung said last year that their next versions of Exynos will fully support LTE radios. They also reconfirmed it unofficially recently.

Given how big deal LTE is even in Asia, I think these big guys are well aware how important it is to make sure their chips are LTE compatible, and it will be silly to make processors working with only 3G these days.

As for SGSIII on verizon, I feel your concern as they are using CDMA. So it remains to be seen if new Exynos can also support verizon CDMA/LTE network. They might go with Krait S4 for verizon, but that's still giant leap from S3 snapdragon of last year.
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Taylor from androidandme seems to think samsung will go with the 5250. But i'm still not sold

A closer look at Samsung’s killer 2 GHz Exynos 5250 | Android and Me
That article made me drool though. LOL
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