This certainly isn’t the best Samsung Galaxy S III picture we’ve seen so far, but it could be the most important. The handset appears — alongside specifications — in what is believed to be a leaked Galaxy S III service manual, and despite being just a black and white sketch, it could well be the most accurate image of the new handset we’ve seen to date.
As the manual quite clearly states, it’s for a GT-I9300 handset — the codename for the Galaxy S III. The device depicted in the image doesn’t look much like any of the “Galaxy S III” devices we’ve seen up to this point, except maybe the most recent one which featured a custom control button.
All of the other “dummy” handsets we’ve previously written about have sported box-like designs, whereas the one in this sketch appears to sport more rounded edges, and it tapers at both ends.
Alongside that sketch there are some specifications for the handset: In addition to a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, the handset features Android Ice Cream Sandwich, HSPA+ connectivity, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display.
What’s most surprising about these specs is that the quad-core Exynos process that Samsung unveiled earlier this week — which is said to be featured in the new device — is clocked at 1.4GHz; not 1.5GHz. Additionally, many rumors have claimed the device will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, as opposed to the 8-megapixel one listed here.
A source for SamMobile, which first published this image, claims this is an early draft of the Galaxy S III’s support document, and some of those details could be a little outdated. All will become clear next Thursday.
[via The Verge]