Rumor: Samsung to introduce Galaxy S III at Unpacked event in May

By on March 19, 2012, 12:00 PM

A new image making the rounds today claiming to be the new Samsung Galaxy S III is getting a lot of attention, not so much because of the image itself but rather a reminder displayed on the phone’s screen. May 22, 2012 is now being pegged by many as the day that Samsung will introduce the third generation Galaxy S smartphone at an Unpacked event that could be held in London.

The image was uploaded by a Reddit user and is supposedly a photo of a presentation slide by Weber Shandwick, a global PR firm that has represented Samsung on previous occasions. The image shows some pretty radical design elements including a dedicated camera shutter button on the right side and an Apple-esque physical home button.

The general consensus from Reddit users is that the image is fake, but the Samsung Unpacked event on May 22 could very well be a reality. The timing would make sense as it’s unlike that Apple will have announced the next generation iPhone before this point and we suspect Samsung wouldn’t want to launch in the same timeframe as Apple’s new phone.

Yet another (and perhaps more believable) photo from Reddit shows a device that doesn’t look anything like the one in the presentation. This member claims a friend that works at Samsung sent him the photo (admitting it was taken from a computer screen). Specifications bundled with this “leaked” photo include a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera, a 4.7-inch Super Amoled Plus HD screen and a 2250 mAh battery.

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