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Samsung Galaxy S3 To Be Called GT-i9300?

Two photos of a smartphone which is apparently called the GT-i9300, have surfaced on PhoneAnena and could be that of the Samsung Galaxy S3 given that the S2 is called the GT-i9100.

The smartphone comes with an onscreen navigational key strip with no buttons at the front, in line with what we'd expect from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices.

Apps that can be seen from the home screen include Samsung Music and Video hubs, S Memo, S planner and S suggest apps.

According to PhoneArena, the screen looks big (but also very sharp) with the Samsung logo now at the bottom of the smartphone rather than near the top.

The screen bezel is comparable to that of the Samsung Galaxy S2 which has prompted some to suggest that it might just be the Samsung Galaxy S2 Advance.

The phone appears to be very different from the previous leaked shots of Galaxy S3 handsets including the one from GSMHelpdesk and from the Weber Shandwick presentation slide that were both similar.

The next launch date for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now set to be the 22nd of May in London according to the latest rumour (although April was also mentioned).

Others include a leaked picture of the S3 courtesy of Reddit, the fact that the S3 will come with wireless charging, with a ceramic case, a quad core processor from Samsung (rather than from competitors) and a 4.8-inch full HD display.

The S3 could be the reason why the price of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has fallendown so quickly and why Samsung decided to can the 32GB version of the device.

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