The news and rumours about the highly awaited Galaxy S III keeps making its way online. The first bit of information of the handset arrived late last month with the news that it would be expected by February of this year. At the time, there were a few specifications as well. Later on, an image leaked with the EXIF data showing a Samsung handset with the name I9500, however, in all likelihood, this may not be the Galaxy S III as the details show a 5 megapixel camera. Samsung, would not downgrade their specifications for their upcoming flagship handset especially since the predecessor, the Galaxy S II sports an 8 megapixel sensor. A few days back it was then reported that Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin indicated that he had firsthand experience with the handset and said it would be launched by April this year and rumours pegged the handset to be unveiled at the Mobile World Conference event in Barcelona which will take place next month. However, indications of an announcement were quickly quashed as Samsung views US as a major market for their handsets and if they announce it at MWC, then the gap between launch date in the US and the announcement would be long, which the brand hopes to avoid. The latest bit of information comes from a report by Pocketnow where they have come across an image which shows the possible model number of the Galaxy S III on an official Samsung website.

Is the I9300 the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Is the I9300 the Samsung Galaxy S III?

The report states, “according to the image above, a certain Samsung GT-i9300 has appeared on Samsung's official page for the UAE. “ The report goes on to say that the Galaxy S was using the numbers in the i90xx range with it being the I9000 and the Galaxy S II using the I9100 model number. So in all likelihood this will fall under the I9300 naming.

As of now, this is highly speculative and there is no confirmation until the date of the official announcement. But what’s for certain is that the Galaxy S III is on its way and hopefully since this could be a possible name for it, the launch date should be just around the corner. Hopefully a possible appearance at MWC 2012.

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