A video and pictures have surfaced of what is claimed to be Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone. Vietnamese technology news website Tinhte.vn leaked the information early this morning, but has since removed all evidence of the announcement. It’s a good thing the internet never forgets! Tinhte’s video has been preserved on YouTube and it shows the alleged internal components and screen of the phone.
The man in the video claims the screen is a Super AMOLED and estimates its size to be 4.6 inches. The case, he admits, is just a shell for the internals of the phone, not the actual final design. That reminds me of news that Apple was doing something similar with its iPhone 5 testing units.
The video goes through the phone’s configuration menus, listing out its internal components. The device has a 1.4 Ghz quad-core ARM CPU, 1 Gigabyte of RAM, a 2050 mAh battery, an 8 megapixel camera, and NFC support. You can watch the video for yourself below, but remember to take in all of this information while exercising a bit of skepticism. The leak could be a fake, or, more likely, this early prototype might not even be close to what the final version of the phone will be. We will only know for sure when Samsung unveils the phone at its event on May 3rd.
What do you think? Is this the real deal? Would you want a Galaxy S III over an HTC One X or a Motorola Droid Razr given these specs? Let me know in the comments below.