Samsung Galaxy S III Image Leaks, Reveals Possible Announcement on May 22
A Reddit user recently posted a picture of the Samsung Galaxy S III that is either an official, press rendering, or a well-done Photoshop job. In any case, it doesn’t hurt to examine the image from all angles and decide whether it is the real deal that we will see in only a couple of months from now.
First things first, the large display appears to be edge-to-edge which is where the display technology and aesthetics seems to be heading. It features only one button on the bottom of the screen as smartphones running Android 4.0 are removing the capacitive touch buttons. The main home button on the bottom is akin to the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II models currently shipping in countries other than the United States. Since there aren’t dedicated back and options buttons on the screen — as in the Galaxy Nexus — it is likely that these buttons will be found on the side of the device, thus saving valuable real estate on the front of the device. In addition, it appears that Samsung is employing a silver bezel all around the device to differentiate it from the Apple iPhone, a product it is constantly engaged in patent wars.
We are assuming the software to be Android 4.0 skinned with Samsung TouchWiz, possibly TouchWiz 4.0. On the side of the device, it has a dedicated camera button (which is a nice touch), as well as the unlock/lock screen button. Lastly, the phone’s calendar widget on the home screen claims there is a Samsung Unpacked Event taking place on May 22, 2012 in London to introduce the Samsung Galaxy S III. While we have not heard of any such event, it is possible the event will occur at this time.
Lastly, on the bottom of the image is the Weber Shandwick logo, a Public Relations company that handles Samsung’s new devices. A lot of mounting evidence points to this being the real deal, but of course, we will only know when Samsung officially decides to announce it. As always, we will stay atop this rumor and let you know if anything else should surface.
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