Is this our first (blurry) look at the Samsung Galaxy S III?
An anonymous tipster sent in the image you see above – click for a larger view – to Phandroid of what is claimed to be a slide from an internal presentation at Samsung. There are a couple caveats before we dive into this, namely that the original Galaxy S is listed with the wrong processor and there are a couple of typos in it (“COPIYING”), so we do recommend taking this with a good dose of salt.
That being said, if true, the chart shows the Samsung Galaxy S III being a monster of a handset with a dual-core 1.8GHz Exynos 4212 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camer and 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display. The source told Phandroid that the smartphone would also support LTE and NFC as well as the upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich, but would maintain having physical buttons as opposed to going to the soft keys that devices such as the Nexus Prime are rumored to have.
Considering the sales success of the Galaxy S II line, a third series of phones in the line makes total sense. Is it coming soon and is this is it? Only time will tell, and the typos do make us suspicious. Also, why stick with a dual-core scenario when quad-core chipsets are due before the end of the year? Part of the success of the Galaxy S II line was being a top-tier phone, sticking with dual-cores, no matter what the clock speed, seems a tad odd.
For now we’re definitely erring on the side of this being highly suspicious, but it is still intriguing all the same to start thinking about what an inevitable Samsung Galaxy S III will be bringing to the marketplace.