Mar 21 AT 12:23 PM Dustin Earley 24 Comments

Samsung Galaxy S III: rumored April release date drops alongside fake render

Galaxy S III GSM Helpdesk render

The Samsung Galaxy S III has been the center of attention in the mobile phone blogosphere the past couple weeks. Leaks and rumors have been dropping left and right. Our own Taylor Wimberly just took a moment to go over some of the more recent whispers surrounding the release date, the chips inside and wireless charging, and already we have two new pieces of GSIII news to take a look at.

The first Galaxy S III tidbit concerns a leaked render of the device. While the leak does match up with a previous render, Internet detectives are already crying fake. And with good reason.

David Ruddock of Android Police has put together a post calling out the flaws in the latest Galaxy S III render, leaked by GSM Helpdesk, that makes a pretty convincing case. Not only does GSM Helpdesk’s obtained render reuse the same screen shot from the press render for the Samsung Galaxy S II, it also borrows the capacitive buttons from the HTC One X and takes design cues from Samsung’s own Galaxy Player. It’s totally possible that Samsung could end up utilizing the less-than-traditional design of the Galaxy Player with the Galaxy S III, but all other signs point to this render being bogus.

The other piece of Galaxy S III news this afternoon comes straight from Samsung Greater China President Kim Young-Ha. Speaking on Samsung’s plans to take China by storm, Kim Young-Ha let it slip that the release of the Galaxy S III may be moved from May to April. In Taylor’s Rumors Report, he gave the Galaxy S III’s rumored release date of May a 30% probability rating, saying that of all the rumored release dates so far, May is the most believable. After Young-Ha’s comments on the device’s release being moved up from May to April, it’s starting to look even better. If May isn’t the magic month, we imagine the Galaxy S III will launch in June before April.

Much like many of the most popular Android handsets of the past, the Galaxy S III is guaranteed to get a lot more attention before Sammy finally pulls back the curtain and gives us all the juicy details.

Source: The Verge

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