Reminder: These images and video show the device’s inner guts with a dummy outer shell.
Ok, so let’s get this out of the way right from the start, there is a very good chance this is the Galaxy S III. How do we know that? Well, the Samsung is trying to get the video pulled as Engadget gets a legal request to take the video down. That’s the kind of occurrence we only see when someone or something hits a little too close to home.
Vietanmese site Tenhte.vn, the original source of both the images and video seen above and below have pulled their own post. The site’s video provided a tour of the dummy hardware and software, with a bunch of photos to support their claims as well. Here is what the device is said to be packing:
- Quad-core cpu running at 1.4GHz with 1GB of RAM
- 4.6″ Super AMOLED 720p display (320 DPI) with on-screen buttons
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz
- 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
- 16GB internal storage plus microSD card support
- 2050mAh battery
- NFC support
- MicroSIM card support
If the spec list proves correct, that’s a mighty fine-looking phone Samsung has managed to produce, though there are no real surprises. At this point, security around Samsung’s launch on May 3rd is the tightest we’ve ever seen for a Samsung launch and a close second to the veil of secrecy surrounding any Apple product. The blog says this is close to a final design, though with Samsung’s measures to prevent any leaks, it’s hard to call anything final at this point.
Tenhte.vn reportedly said: “Samsung has used a fake outer shell designed to ensure the machine is not exposed until it is unveiled.”
Engadget originally reached out to Samsung receiving a brief but telling response: “We will be able to tell you more at the 2012 Samsung Mobile Unpacked.” I’d say that’s a non-denial denial. So is this the real thing? It certainly looks to be more real than anything else we’ve seen thus far, but we’ll have to wait until May 3rd to know.