Yet another week has passed by and Samsung Galaxy S3 rumors are still high at the moment. Well, this time again, the major cause is the purported leaked image, which seems to be sprawling all over the media world, indicating this is what the Korean giant's next flagship will look like.
The image, claimed to have been received by a Polish blog, oPDA.pl, from an anonymous source, who said that he was testing the device has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will sport a home button finally. Further the leaked image also proved that the phone will feature 5 row UI, following the Galaxy Note approach.
Many industry analysts are still suspicious about the recent image leak and are considering it as fake. However, if taken a closer look, especially at home button, it looks a lot similar to the style Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2.
There was one more image leak (two weeks ago) which got floated around by Reddit reports via Samsung fan site in Germany. This indicated that the Galaxy S3 would boast a look similar to Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 and it also pointed towards the home button in S3.
Further, that image seemed to be an internal document of the popular PR agency Weber Shandwick and was assumed to be a part of the marketing campaign for the London Olympics, as it read that the phone is to be launched May 22.
Hence, logically the latest image leak seems a lot real if compared to this Weber Shandwick's May 22 rumor campaign sighting. It also hints the rado-style, ceramic slim body of Samsung Galaxy S3 that could be expected and potentially will be debut during that time. And this new image leaks even shows the front-facing camera that is located on the top right corner, similar to the Weber Shandwick's S3 image poster.
Moreover, coming on to the latest rife image, even the display of the phone is quite big, comfortably housing five rows of icons on the menu screen just as the display on the Galaxy Note does.
The device's display takes up a large portion of the phone's face, reaching nearly to the left and right edges of the handset. However, what the analysts are not able to accept is the proximity of Samsung's branding to the top of the display and the alignment of the thin blue line above the blurred icons.
However, the picture may impel some to think that there is some mystery with the back of the handset. If looked carefully, the image seems to give a feeling that either the back is curved or has some lifted body design from the middle of the handset backside as the upper and the bottom edges of the device are subtly popping out in the image and are appearing a little above from the surface, especially creating a dense shadow at the bottom edge of the phone.
Whatever, its mystery is still to be broken by Samsung itself. As unfortunately, tech enthusiasts still do not have any other confirmed info on the S3 specs sheet or release date from the company's end. However, the latest image leak has added a lot of spice to the rumor mill.
Let us know about your thoughts and observation about the latest image leak of Samsung Galaxy S3. In the meantime, here is a latest updated round-up of all the specs and features which the next best super smartphone plans to come with.
Anyone can guess it that the Galaxy S3 will run Android OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UI 5.0. However, rumors have it that the device will have an option of dual booting. That could be because the home-made TouchWiz launcher has always been center of criticism. Hence, Samsung could give dual booting option of TouchWiz UI or ICS Vanilla UI.
Quad-core Exynos processor
It is already in rumors that iPhone 5 is expected to come with A6 processor and Samsung has no plans to sit behind. The new handset is expected to come backed by quad-core 1.8 GHz Exynos processor with around 2GB RAM to outgun the Apple's next best. However, BGR exclusively reported this past February that the Galaxy S III will feature a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor.
Earlier BGR reported that Galaxy S3 will sport 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 X 720 pixels. Recent rumors have mentioned that Samsung Galaxy S3 would come with a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD panel and Non-PenTile Display. Furthermore, according to Softpedia, OLED Association released an article on Samsung Mobile Display and suggested that Samsung Galaxy S3 would be released in May around the same time frame as Apple's iPhone 5 and would feature 4.6-inch Super AMOLED HD Plus with the 319 ppi.
According to industry reports, the resolution and a higher pixel density of the S3 will also leave behind the great Retina display of the iPhone 4S (326 pixels per inch). Further, the smartphone has been confirmed not to feature any 3D technology. However, rumor has it that the S3 would sport a strong Gorilla Glass feature.
12 MP Camera
The camera upgrade is rumored to be a big one with 12 megapixels with a 1080p video at 60 frames per second and video chatting with a front-facing 2 megapixel camera.
4G LTE and NFC
Rumors are intense that the successor of S2, Samsung Galaxy S3, will be backed by the 4G LTE capability and also the latest, Near Field Communication (NFC) feature.
Rumor also has it that the S3 will be loaded with a 2250 mAh battery. Also, it would measure 131 x 64 x 8 mm and weigh around 125 grams.
Galaxy S3 is expected to feature the revolutionary wireless charging technology. Charging the device wirelessly will be possible at a distance of 1-2 meters from the charger.
S3 is expected to come with a waterproof body feature and would measure around 131 x 64 x 8 mm, with a weight of around 125grams. Further, it would feature a 16 GB of internal memory and with an expandable memory option up to 32 GB.