Have You Seen the Samsung Galaxy S III? Neither Have We
From left to right, here are two of recent images making their rounds across the web claiming to be Samsung’s third Galaxy S superphone. There’s likely more than an 85% chance that both of these are bogus, but even if one of them is somehow real we’d be looking at a GSM-world version of Samsung’s next flagship, which should have a major Sprint-branded facelift upon its arrival. It’s hard to tell why people try to pass off fake images as news, but sadly it happens a lot.
However, the image on the left goes the extra mile by mixing in the Weber Shandwick Worldwide name in its lower right-hand corner. For those of you that aren’t aware, Weber Shandwick Worldwide is a major player in the PR game and has a laundry list of clients in the tech world. However a copy and paste here and there and boom you’ve recreated this image.
Our suspect on the right sure bears a striking resemblance to Samsung’s Galaxy Note with a Galaxy Nexus home screen stretched over it. Now combine that with a flash-heavy picture of a monitor taken by a smartphone camera and boom you’ve got a leak. Just to show how easy it is to throw one of these “leaks” together, we cooked up a quick “Galaxy S III render” of our very own using images from a Google search and a couple of free web tools, check it out.
With rumors of a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, 4.8-inch “full HD” 1080p display, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera, ceramic casing and Android 4.0, we understand why people are excited about the Galaxy S III. But as badly as we want it to get here, it’s our responsibility to report things accurately and take on suspicious “tips” with a grain if salt. If you enjoyed our imitation GSIII render, but feel that you can do better, show us what you can do! We’d love to see one with Sprint branding. Who knows, it just might land you a feature here.