‘HiStory’ – Samsung Galaxy S3 I9500 + some I9300
So what do we know about it. Latest info suggest that it will be labeled GT-I9500 and this means that it will be running Tizen O/S not Android. Connected to this number are alleged phone renders dated December last year, and here they are (click to enlarge):
What is funny Samsung Russia contacted the site where those photos were hosted and explained that: “The mock-ups, published in the article on Concept-Phones.com, were posted in the “Imagined Phones” section of “Samsung Phones Owners’ Club” group on VKontakte.ru. This section contains unofficial artworks and designs, created by group members, and are products of pure imagination, sometime even a joke”. Normally company is not contacting some site bout photos, they wanted fast dementi. Most probably this is the Samsung Galaxy S3 I9500 in one of the stages of developing the final design.
Those ‘bezel less’ photos leads us to one of many leaks regarding Samsung Galaxy S3 that is particularly interesting, why? Let me explain but first ‘the photo’:
As we can see front is almost bezel less still some space was needed for camera of course on top and mic and speakers – it is not edge to edge display as we saw on first alleged render. The display itself as reported will be 4.7″ Super Amoled Plus with HD and phone will have “micro arc oxidation” flat back (no more bump like on SGS1 or SGS2). Whole phone is alleged to be 8mm thick packed with 2250 mAh battery. On other things confirmed in this post is the Exynos quad-core 4412 processor, phone camera is 12 Mpix with flash, there are 2 GB’s of phone memory available for system/user files, no word on internal storage space.
Photo and specs were leaked to “reedit by friend of samsung employee” but as we can fast tell those specs do match very well ones that was discovered today on Amazon.de. My only concern is processor/gpu but that was probably bumped in last months. And those are specs and design (almost no bezel and flat back) that we will be looking at May 3rd.
We are very close to the final of this story. So yesterday Vietnamese site Tinhte posted a video and many photos of device that was named Samsung Galaxy S3 … almost five months ago:
So what we see here is most probably the bumped Samsung Galaxy S2 (HD or +), yet in December last year it might have been referred as Samsung Galaxy S3. Or maybe a shell for main board of on of many Samsung Galaxy S3 prototypes.
One of those concepts also made an appearance in Visa add at Germany in mid March this year. Either it was an absolute dummy provided to Visa by Samsung or one of the stages of developing that is known t the moment as GT-I9300.
This most probably is the I9300 that will be also revealed during May 3rd Unpack Event. What obvious it will be packed with NFC, feature HQ HD display and probably a quad core 1.5 Ghz processor.
What is bothering me, if we have leaks of I9300 and I9500 where is I9400, and what could possibly be its specs. As Samsung is not commenting any revelations regarding May 3rd Unpack Event we will have to wait and