Samsung Galaxy S III video leaked to Internet

Samsung is highly likely to officially announce the Galaxy S III smartphone in a press event in London in early May. However, it looks like a Vietnamese website has managed to get a hold of what looks like a working prototype for the smartphone.

The site Tinhte not only got their hands on the smartphone, they also posted a video that showed off the features of the device, which has the internal model name GT-I9300. The specs seem to confirm what has been reported before about the Galaxy S III, including that it will have a quad-core processor, Android 4.0 out of the box, a four inch screen and more. It's not yet clear as to how the site managed to get a hold of the product.

Unfortunately Tinhte was apparently ordered to take down their video of the leaked smartphone by Samsung soon after it was posted but Engadget managed to post a local copy of the same video. Samsung's official reaction to the Galaxy S III video leak didn't deny anything, but said simply, "We will be able to tell you more at the 2012 Samsung Mobile Unpacked." That sounds like an unofficial confirmation to us and we will learn more on May 3rd.

Image via Tinhte

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Long ago I used to cry out that I wanted a phone powerful enough to run DOS Box so I could play Quest for Glory series (including the 5th game, which was more graphically intense and bigger in size). Now they can!!! Quad Core eh? Wonders if it can handle Kingdom Hearts

How about Samsung making a battery which will actually last the whole day

All these new phones are useless at heavy usage!

RasterMan said,
How about Samsung making a battery which will actually last the whole day

All these new phones are useless at heavy usage!


my samsung phone last all day and i consider myself a heavy user i use my phone all day for work calls email etcetc

(Spork) said,

wow its a PROTOTYPE SHELL lol

The Galaxy S2 was released to market in a prototype shell, at least it felt that way with its creaky plastic construction.

lomas said,
Does that mean this phone is more powerful than my duo core processor laptop?

If you bought in the early 90s then probably yes.

I really don't see what all the hype is about this phone, hardware that you really don't need and if its like any other Samsung phone beit android or wp it will be cheap, im not interested in Samsung wp devices or Samsung android devices, cheap boring and made with the cheapest materials they can find.

korupt_one said,
I really don't see what all the hype is about this phone, hardware that you really don't need

Whats wrong with advancing hardware? Just look at the WP7 devices and their obsolete specs, now they won't even be able to run WP8

Even as the design is prototype I don't care too much how it looks as long as it doesn't look crap. If i looks nice enough great, as long as it performs nicely.

Who cares if your car looks like a Ferrari. If it doesn't have any power all it ends up being is a shiny paperweight... or an embarrassment to drive

Auzeras said,
Even as the design is prototype I don't care too much how it looks as long as it doesn't look crap. If i looks nice enough great, as long as it performs nicely.

Who cares if your car looks like a Ferrari. If it doesn't have any power all it ends up being is a shiny paperweight... or an embarrassment to drive

Well, have fun with your suped up dirt bike. Wait. Scratch that. Have fun with your tired analogies. Phones aren't cars. </killanalogywar>

To all those complaining about design, this is a prototype presumably built just to test internals like the new Exynos SoC and iron out software glitches. The case (design) of the phone not final, and IMO is most likely going to change.

IF these specs are the final specs, I am disappointed with no upgrade to the 1GB RAM. Samsung should step up the RAM to 2GB to go along with that Quad Core...

SteelToast said,
To all those complaining about design, this is a prototype presumably built just to test internals like the new Exynos SoC and iron out software glitches. The case (design) of the phone not final, and IMO is most likely going to change.

IF these specs are the final specs, I am disappointed with no upgrade to the 1GB RAM. Samsung should step up the RAM to 2GB to go along with that Quad Core...

2GB of ram on a smartphone? That seems totally unneeded to me, unless Android is that bad at handling resources? I have 2GB of ram in my iMac and I do web design - so normally have photoshop and illustrator open as well as s browser, spotify and all the usual applications and I have no issues with needing to upgrade my ram

SteelToast said,
IF these specs are the final specs, I am disappointed with no upgrade to the 1GB RAM. Samsung should step up the RAM to 2GB to go along with that Quad Core...

And destroy battery life in the progress?

Daniel_Pooh said,
We don't need quadcore power hungry phones what we need is a more efficient energy solution to power our phones longer.

Cause all the current quad core devices are just dying fast right. NO.

Beyond Godlike said,

Cause all the current quad core devices are just dying fast right. NO.


He's right. Quad core in phones is stupid, pointless, battery sucking marketing buzz.

onedrummer2401 said,

He's right. Quad core in phones is stupid, pointless, battery sucking marketing buzz.

Except for the fact that these quad cores use less battery than a dual core. Hmm....I see a FAIL on your behalf.

nekkidtruth said,

Except for the fact that these quad cores use less battery than a dual core. Hmm....I see a FAIL on your behalf.

They use less battery because they are better designed/manufactured, a dual core version would use even less power.

It's true that quad core is completely over the top for a phone, it wasn't long ago that desktop computers only had single core!

It's also true that the battery life of smart phones is absolutely terrible.

Martin5000 said,

They use less battery because they are better designed/manufactured, a dual core version would use even less power.

It's true that quad core is completely over the top for a phone, it wasn't long ago that desktop computers only had single core!

It's also true that the battery life of smart phones is absolutely terrible.


battery life on android smartphones are terrible - windows phones and iphones have pretty great battery life.

FalseAgent said,

battery life on android smartphones are terrible - windows phones and iphones have pretty great battery life.


i get great battery life from my android phone not sure why yours sucks

FalseAgent said,

battery life on android smartphones are terrible - windows phones and iphones have pretty great battery life.

O rly?? My SGS2 (Android) survives between 2 and 3 days without recharging and I email, surf, text, etc. the whole day. A friend of mine recharges his iPhone during the night and needs to recharge again every evening. I always laugh at him when he takes out the charger in the middle of the day.

FalseAgent said,

battery life on android smartphones are terrible - windows phones and iphones have pretty great battery life.

When an iPhone user actually uses their phone, it dies fast. On a recent trip to vegas i used a 4s vs my Galaxy S II, and the batt life was pretty much the same until i gamed a bit, and the 4s died SO much faster from gaming. My SII right now gives me 30 hours with 6 hours of screen on time. the 4s doesnt come near that.

I see your anecdotes, and I will match them with my own. I had the Galaxy Note for a few weeks, and before the 8 hour work day was over, the battery would be screaming for me to find the nearest charger. The 4s that I replaced the Note with gets charged every day and a half.

See, everyone has their own use cases.

TO EVERYBODY ONLY READING THIS ARTICLE AND WHO HAVEN'T DIVED FURTHER INTO THIS LEAK!

The image above is a test device and the casing is in no way final. The case is not the one being used for the S3 it is only there so staff can take it off site and not draw attention to the device. Just like Apple did with the iPhone 4 during testing, they put it in a 3GS case.

Other than that, specs look great and I will definitely be getting one

korupt_one said,
Sorry looks like every other Samsung phone, boring

Lol wut?

It looks like every smart phone on the market. Because that's the design people like.

Nashy said,

Lol wut?

It looks like every smart phone on the market. Because that's the design people like.


Then why is everyone going crazy about the lumia/n9 design and htc one x design? This phone here looks boring.

korupt_one said,
Sorry looks like every other Samsung phone, boring

And this is not the final real case of the phone. Also its not the reals internals as confirmed later on. It should have 12MP camera. So basically its FAKE. This phone will be the best phone ever released.

korupt_one said,
Sorry looks like every other Samsung phone, boring

It isn't the final hardware design you silly little Apple troll. They give out a phone to carriers with non final casing but with the same internals as the GS3 for testing so that Apple cannot copy the final GS3 form factor.

sam232 said,

It isn't the final hardware design you silly little Apple troll.

one does not needs to be an apple fanby to see what's Samsung doing... and it makes me sleep its so boring

Morden said,

one does not needs to be an apple fanby to see what's Samsung doing... and it makes me sleep its so boring

omg.. are you *that* dumb or you are just trolling?

YanksOnTop said,

Let me guess.... iPhone user?

don't have to be an iPhone user to say that... I actually sport an Omnia7 and still saying the Galaxy series is not just boring but outright ugly and feels cheap like a pacific rim car

still can't understand how Samsung was able to produce the Omnia 7 which actually got some style and uniquity… it must have been some production error or a malware in their construction facility - or for ONE time they paid a product designer to do some drawing, not just copy&paste badly...

but whatever, if someone finds these phones pretty that's okay... ugly ones need love too

sam232 said,

omg.. are you *that* dumb or you are just trolling?

no, I actually find these phones BORING, unimaginative, outright ugly... that's trolling to you? wow...

Morden said,

don't have to be an iPhone user to say that... I actually sport an Omnia7 and still saying the Galaxy series is not just boring but outright ugly and feels cheap like a pacific rim car

still can't understand how Samsung was able to produce the Omnia 7 which actually got some style and uniquity… it must have been some production error or a malware in their construction facility - or for ONE time they paid a product designer to do some drawing, not just copy&paste badly...

but whatever, if someone finds these phones pretty that's okay... ugly ones need love too

The Omnia 7? You mean the same design that HTC was using 4 years ago with their Windows phones?

Lol. Your opinion matters, but the Galaxy S2 is not an ugly phone.