You know anticipation is high for a product when the rumor mill just won’t stop. A few days after seeing a mock-up of the Samsung Galaxy S III, another one has appeared online. A Reddit user on Saturday uploaded what is claimed to be a press image of the fabled device, hinting at a May 22 unveiling at the Samsung Unpacked event in London.
Previous suggestions pegged the device to hit in conjunction with the 2012 Olympics in London, so perhaps this supposed press image holds a few ounces of truth. Samsung earlier stated that it intends on announcing the Galaxy S III at a “separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product,” Android and Me pointed out. If so, the puzzle pieces look to be falling in line.
In addition, according to Android and Me, PR firm Weber Shandwick has been responsible for Samsung work in the past, “including their press conference at CES 2010.” The Verge, however, highlights the picture’s inconsistencies: “On the front view, there’s a thin, almost imperceptible white border running along the bottom and up the side of the device, a detail that doesn’t appear present on the side view of the phone,” The Verge said. “The volume rocker also appears to straddle the white and black halves of the device, while the power and camera buttons on the side view are clearly embedded in the white half only.”
Chances are, we won’t know anything with 100 percent certainty until Samsung wants us to know, meaning we’ll just have to keep waiting patiently. While the mock-ups showing up online appear to be fake, we certainly wouldn’t be opposed to see Samsung implement some of their design elements once the Galaxy S III finally hits.