Samsung’s wrap-up video for CES 2012 has become a point of focus for tech blogs across the ‘net, with a potentially new Samsung phone spotted in the proceedings.
The handset, which is most often theorised to be the highly-anticipated follow-up to the Galaxy SII, the Galaxy SIII. The mystery handset appears around the 7:11 mark in the video, which you can see below.
The size and shape of the phone appear to be similar to the Galaxy Note, but the front-facing camera is in a different position. The incredibly thin bezel and the curved corners are also new. However, the phone’s status bar is completely blank save for a battery meter.
Is this the Galaxy SIII? I don’t think so. The screen looks like a clear ‘shop, and the most likely explanation is that someone working on the video didn’t do very well at making the handset look like the real deal; either it was supposed to be a Galaxy Note but the front camera positioning was wrong or it was supposed to be one of the many Galaxy SII variants being filmed in a way that makes it look larger than it is. (For example, The Verge speculates that it could be being held by someone with rather small hands).
Still, with the Galaxy SIII expected to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress next month, the timing is about right. Expect to hear a lot more about this rumoured new phone over the next few weeks – if we get to the official reveal without something leaking out, it’ll be a miracle.
This article was written by William Judd. Will is a self-facilitating media node for Mobile Fun, the UK’s largest online retailer of all kinds of mobile accessories, including Jabra and Jawbone headsets and the famous Griffin Survivor case.