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Picture Taken with Samsung Galaxy S III Leaked on Internet

A picture reportedly taken by the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III has been leaked online has the rumour mills churning.

According to the EXIF data of the image, the picture was taken with a device labelled with the model number GT-I9500 - this is higher than the most recent Samsung Galaxy Nexus device, Pocket Now reports.

The EXIF, which can easily be faked, signified that the picture was taken somewhere in Suwon, South Korea - which has a Samsung factory. The data also reveals it had been taken with a device whose resolution had been set at 5MP, indicating that the Galaxy S III will have at least 8MP of shooting prowess.

The person who captured the image is the same person who took a test photo using the Samsung Galaxy S II, which was leaked months before that device was launched.

Samsung's Galaxy S II device is one of the most popular Android smartphones in the world with millions sold.

Citing a Korean tech news website, PCWorld reports the device, which is expected to be unveiled during the Mobile World Congress next year, will come with a quad core processor and 2GB of RAM. The device is also expected to have a massive AMOLED touch screen and ICS.