Remember the alleged recent Samsung Galaxy S III leak which we said that it could be legit? It was the white phone with striking resemblance to the Galaxy S WiFI 4.2 media player. It appears that on the very same note, we are presented with the render above, allegedly the official one.
You still need to file these under the “R” category for the moment but, accompanying the render, are specs that continue to talk about a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD screen with 720p resolution and 313 ppi, twelve-megapixel camera with 1080p 60fps recording capability — and special features like slow motion and time-lapse — and a quad-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz (probably Exynos). There’s also talk about 1GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which is always a great addition. The battery is said to be one of 1,750mAh and the overall thickness of the phone would be around 8mm (131mm tall and 64mm wide).
One thing of note is that if you look closely at the bottom part of the phone in the render above, you’ll see three capacitive buttons, one of which, the middle one (Home) is placed right on the good old physical Home button on previous models. Whether it is a render mistake, an indication of a fake image or just a new design Samsung is employing is anyone’s guess.
What needs more salt than usual is the rumored March 22 announcement date, which would be tomorrow. The render still shows the 22nd and London, but the next 22nd to fall on a Tuesday will be in May. However, on the same note, Kim Young-ha, Chief Executive of Samsung Electronics China, told reporters that the Galaxy S III could be released in April, instead of May. Another thing to notice is that today’s render features the old version of TouchWiz while the previous so-called leak featured a newer version, apparently (with larger, modified widgets and five shortcuts).
Whether this is all part of Samsung’s strategy to build up an Apple-like buzz around its upcoming phone — which is already one of the most anticipated Android phones ever — or just a coincidence is yet unknown.