Since we don’t expect image leaks of the next iPhone for a few more months, there’s a lot of hype surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy S III these days, mostly because a lot of people expected Samsung to unveil it during the MWC in February, but they didn’t. Ultimately, they decided to move the official announcement closer to the release date so until that day comes, we’re all left to wonder what’s in store for us. Thanks to all this spare time, we get to see a lot of “leaks”, including this one. Another supposed image of the Galaxy S III just leaked out, and this one looks pretty convincing.
This may or may not be legit, but here’s what we can see: the image coincides with a number of earlier leaked details, including an edge-to-edge screen (or a really slim bezel surrounding it), and a really slim profile that makes it look like something that Samsung designed. The edges that frame the phone’s front also looks the same as the edges on their Galaxy S Wi-fi line, so it does share the same design “language” (which also doesn’t look too “Apple-y” to avoid another potential lawsuit). Other details include a speaker at the bottom lip, a camera shutter button on the side, and a front cam on top.
The image also shows a May 22 date on the phone’s screen beside a calendar entry for a Samsung Unpacked event. If true, this places Samsung’s event right at the start of the CTIA. The logo of Weber Shandwick, a PR company that Samsung works with, can also be seen at the bottom of the page.
A few things that look strange though: the image shows five icons at the bottom of the screen, which is what you get on a Galaxy Note. Five icons on the Note looks natural since it comes with a 5.3-inch screen, but since we don’t think Samsung’s going to push the envelope that far, it could look similar to the five-icon screen of the Galaxy Nexus (which Samsung also makes, by the way).
It’s hard to tell, since we’ve seen a lot of fakes lately, but this does look like the most convincing photo leak so far. If it’s a hoax, then congrats to you, dedicated photoshopper. Good job.