Samsung may be keeping the Samsung Galaxy S III under its hat for the time being, but that hasn’t stopped supposed press images leaking left right and indeed, center.
While it is entirely debatable that the majority of these leaks are indeed fakes, the latest one to crop up has our spidey senses tingling, with the signs suggesting that this particular leak may be the real deal after all.
This new image has popped up courtesy of a Reddit user who uploaded it recently. The image itself shows what appears to be Samsung’s new flagship Android smartphone, with the suggestion that it will be announced during a Samsung Unpacked event in London, England on May 22nd. Bear in mind that Samsung has said in the past that it will only announce the handset when it is almost ready for retail, and with that rumored to be some time in June, the dates being to match up quite nicely.
For its part, the Galaxy S III itself, assuming that’s what it is, looks absolutely gorgeous. We spy a dedicated camera button, edge-to-edge glass and a front speaker grill. The device pictures is the white model, and we have to say it looks lovely, even with that grey/black border that we see in the press image.
Samsung has been unusually coy over its latest handset. After receiving flak for the delay between announcement and US release of the Galaxy S II, Samsung is preferring to take the Apple approach of only announcing the product when it is ready to ship en-mass. This has led to an unusual vacuum of information, and one which has been filled by rumor after rumor. What we do know is that the Samsing Galaxy S III is likely to be one hell of a smartphone.
One tidbit that lends credence to this photo more than others is the inclusion of the name of a PR firm, Weber Shandwick, on the images. Weber Shandwick is a firm that Samsung has used in the past, and it was the firm behind the CES 2010 Samsung press event. If this image is indeed a fake, someone has gone to a lot of trouble to add a little authenticity.
Still, it wouldn’t be the first time now, would it?
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