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Samsung Galaxy S3: new photos leak, confirm disguise tactic

Samsung Galaxy S3: new photos leak, confirm disguise tactic

Images purportedly of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the wild have leaked online, ahead of the phone’s launch next month.

Unearthed by the folk at Gizmodo Brazil, the photos show a rather cheap-looking, plasticky handset that jars with previously seen images of the S3.

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However, before you strike the soon-to-land phone off your wishlist, it’s worth nothing that what we’re probably looking at is one of the dummy handsets that Sammy has apparently been sending out to networks for testing.

The mock-ups disguise the forthcoming phone in the shell of an older Galaxy smartphone – a tactic intended to minimise leaks that Sammy appears to have picked up from Apple.

The impression that this is one of said cloak-and-dagger kits is corroborated by what Gizmodo’s Brazilian wing reveals about the mystery smartphone’s spec sheet.

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With everything from a 12 megapixel camera to a quad-core processor and better, brighter screen, it conforms almost exactly to what tech site intel suggests will be on board the handset.

News of the leak comes as Samsung this week confirmed it will lift the lid on the S3 on May 3rd – ending a punishingly long 15-month wait for a successor to the 20 million-selling S2.

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