Samsung's third generation Galaxy S3 may be completely shrouded in mystery, but for its brief appearance in the company's official video at last week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, GSM Arena reported.

According to the publication, the software titan is said to have inadvertently shown a far thinner version of the Galaxy S2 device, with no reference to it as being Galaxy S3. The device could just mean a concept product and not an actual representation of Galaxy S3. So far, there's no word whether Samsung confirmed the reports.

Samsung Galaxy S3, which is expected to be released in February, has created quite a stir amongst tech geeks who believe the smartphone could set the industry's benchmarks and take on as a likely contender with top smartphones, including Apple's latest iPhone 4S.

A big selling point of Samsung Galaxy S3 is believed to be its impressive all-powerful 12 megapixel camera. Other specs include a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen with 1280 × 720-pixel resolution, a 2 megapixel secondary camera with LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization features.

The device is expected to be launched on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform. Other sources suggest a 3D variant of the device besides the regular HD version.

Right below is a shot of the device, which is rumored to be Samsung Galaxy S3.