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Supposed Samsung Galaxy S III image surfaces

An image of what is purported to be Samsung’s unannounced Galaxy S III smartphone — the vendor’s flagship mobile device for 2012 — has been published by a Polish blog. Claiming to have received the photograph from an anonymous source who said he was testing the device, oPDA.pl on Thursday posted the image to its site, stating that it received no details about the handset or its specifications. While the authenticity of the image is anything but certain, a few things can be gleaned from the image if the device is in fact real.

The display is fairly large, comfortably housing five rows of icons on the menu screen just as the 5.3-inch display on the Galaxy Note does. The device’s display also takes up a large portion of the phone’s face, reaching nearly to the left and right edges of the handset. The proximity of Samsung’s branding to the top of the display casts significant doubt on the image’s authenticity, however, as does the alignment of the thin blue line above the blurred icons.

The device pictured is running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and it also includes a redesigned home button that is wide and flat.

BGR exclusively reported this past February that the Galaxy S III will feature a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor, a 4.8-inch 1080p HD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity, Android 4.0 and a ceramic case.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content.

Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment. His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.