At the end of January we first heard about the upcoming Samsung GT-i9300, which at the time received Wi-Fi certification. Following the logic we’ve seen so far in Samsung’s naming scheme, we assumed that model may very well turn out to be the Samsung Galaxy S III we’ve all been waiting for.
But new information uncovered today seems to flat out contradict that theory. According to a user agent profile for the i9300 found at Samsung’s own website, the i9300 has a screen with a resolution of 1024×600. And we’ve only ever seen that resolution in tablets – not phones. It would make for a pretty weird (read:wide) aspect ratio on a smartphone, which is why it’s highly unlikely that Samsung would go with this resolution for its flagship handset. So while there’s a pretty small chance that the i9300 is a phone after all, it almost surely won’t be the Galaxy S III.
Unless, of course, this UAProf contains mistaken info. That’s also a possibility, since its contents closely match those found in the user agent profile for the Samsung GT-P3100, a tablet that we also heard about at the same time as the i9300. A sloppy copy&paste job perhaps? We’ll just have to wait and see.
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