Samsung GT-i9300 is rumored to be the prototype of the new Galaxy SIII, or even a successor with mid-level features to the popular Galaxy SII, was captured in details images and even received a video from the Vietnamese website Tinhte.
image credit – tinhte
The new images confirm the hypothesis that Samsung offered for test to mobile phone operators a disguised versions of the Galaxy S III top smartphone model, hidden in a generic housing, designed to prevent counterfeiting of the final product before the official launch. As can be observed in the images, GT-i9300 prototype components are firmly attached to the housing and construction quality is far from the demands of a commercial product. Another important detail is revealed in the animation sequences, where Samsung GT-i9300 can be seen running Android 4.0.3, embellished with a version of the TouchWiz interface that includes virtual buttons. You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ei61wWOr4w&feature=player_embedded.
Judging by the appearance of images and the black apparently the screen seems to be AMOLED, with a HD resolution. The effective resolution is 720×1280 pixels, of which only 720×1184 pixels are reported by Android, the difference being allocated to virtual buttons shown at the bottom.
The information presented in the Android System info section shows that Samsung GT-i9300 has hidden a quad-core chipset operating at a frequency of 1.4 GHz, respectively a Mali-400 GPU with support for Open GL ES 2.0 specifications. The camera presented in this smartphone is an 8 MP model, with not so spectacular performances. However, this being a smartphone prototype, the camera version installed may not be reserved for the final product.
Even if we can’t say with certainty what role is reserved for the Samsung GT-i9300 prototype, the hardware specifications are indeed those of a high-end product, worthy to represent the next generation Galaxy S. With these drastic measures taken, Samsung made sure that no one will know before launch day how does the real Galaxy S III looks like, nor its actual performance. The fact is that the provider of such information, the Tinhte website, has a very good reputation, providing essential details about the original past and current generation of Galaxy Tab and iPad tablets, before the official launch event.