With so many interested parties digging for early information about the Samsung Galaxy S III, the successor to its immensely popular Galaxy S II Android handset, it's no surprise that multiple sources are claiming to strike gold with leaked images and specs.
Netherlands-based mobile blog GSM Helpdesk (in Dutch) is the latest to post an image that it claims is none other than the anticipated smartphone, and an official press shot at that.
There's a fair chance this could be the real thing, at least design-wise--the phone's shape in the image is almost identical to one that posted on Reddit earlier this week.
There are a few differences, though. First, this image depicts an interface that looks like it could be Android 2.3 Gingerbread and not the expected Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS (although it isn't clear what that will look like with Samsung's typical TouchWiz skin.) Second, the navigation array may differ in these two photos--a central hardware button on one and three touch-sensitive buttons on the other--but that's also in keeping with various global models of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note, for instance.
When can we expect Samsung's official proclamation of the Galaxy S III? Internet chatter points to a May 22 press conference in London.
Rumors suggest that the Galaxy S III will pack in a 1.5GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 4.8-inch HD AMOLED screen, and support for LTE. It's also expected to have a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and playback, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera capable of shooting 720p HD video, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC support.
Article updated at 9:05am PT to describe photo differences.