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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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 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?

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>

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

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.

(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.

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

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

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