Samsung GT-i9300 live photo surfaces; this can’t be the Galaxy S III
Ever since the GT-i9300 model number has leaked on the internet, many have said that this would be the new Samsung Galaxy S III. However, a user agent profile for the GT-i9300 has appeared last month, suggesting that the device has a screen with 1024 x 600 pixels – a resolution more suitable for a tablet than for a smartphone.
Now, for the very first time, an alleged photo of the GT-i9300 has been unveiled (by PhoneArena), pretty much confirming that this isn’t the Galaxy S III. The confirmation comes from the fact that the i9300 (which obviously runs Android ICS in the image) has some S Pen-specific apps, including S Memo, S Planner, and S Suggest. The 5 inch Galaxy Note and the 10 inch Galaxy Note are the only Samsung devices to use the S Pen technology, hence the i9300 is likely also a member of the Note series. Unfortunately, when and where it will be officially announced remains a mystery for now.
As for the real Galaxy S III, this could be released as soon as April, likely coming with a quad-core processor, 4.7 inch HD (1280 x 720) display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 12MP rear camera with 1080p video recording at 60fps, and an 8mm thin body.