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Is This the First Test Photo Taken With the Galaxy SIII?

A photo was recently made public on Picasa, which came with some very interesting EXIF data. According to Picasa’s records, this photo belongs to a device with the model number GT-I9300, which is the rumored model number for the upcomng Samsung Galaxy SIII. The resolution was a whopping 3264 × 2448 pixels (8.1MP) which does give the photo some legitimacy, since EXIF data can be forged on the site quite easily. Given the photo’s contents and it being listed under the account of Andrea Samsung, it wouldn’t be a far stretch to think that it is real.

According to the site that found the photo, it is an HDR sample, which could give us an explanation into the blurriness we see. While we still wait for Samsung to officially announce an event where unveiling will take place, we will just have to be patient and wait to get our hands on this beast.

Via: Phandroid, AllAboutSamsung

  • HEIF_37

    Man, I am an Insurance Broker. I wish I could have my desk look like that, I have one device out on mine and I get questioned…. but being able to tinker on tablets and different phones all day… damn nice

  • id trade my nexus for it sight unseen

  • possomcrast1

    if it is its crap

  • wastry
  • Gemma Bagiaji

    and its HDR? really…..

  • JohnPA2006

    I sure hope this is not a pic taken with it, it looks like crap !

  • Dustingilliam22

    So many phone chargers!

  • EXIF data can’t be modified? HDR causes blurry photos? Cut the crap. The picture looks just as bad as photos taken with the Nexus. Not sure what the fudge Samsung is doing to their cameras. But it’s quite obvious HTC is the winner in the camera department. 

  • Bewara2009

    The Rezound has the best camera IDC what people say.. You what prove here is a pic I took from my Rezound couple days ago.. 

    • Yup. The Rezound camera is one of the best, if not THE best, in the market these days. Here’s one I took…

      • Seedster

        I hate both of you…those pictures are amazing!    Gnex jealousy right here!

      • Bewara2009

        Well Said! 😀

    • Sqube

      That’s amazing. If the HTC One X even matches that… man, I need VZW to hurry up. Might need to Craigslist this bad boy.

      • I can only imagine what HTC’s cameras will be like 6 months ~ 1 year from now. At this pace they’ll blow Apple’s camera out of the water in no time. What I love about HTC is their focus on extreme quality. Too bad we can’t say that for Motorola and Samsung these days. 

        Here’s another:

        • Butters619

          That picture is sexy. It’s funny I have talked to a few people who have Rezounds and a few people with G-Nexs (most of these people complete strangers I see with the phones) and I have heard much more excitement from people with Rezounds.  They truly seem to really enjoy their phones.  Although I still think it looks a bit ugly.

    • Enoel69

      Incredible pics…the clarity is amazing. I just hope the camera on the HTC One X and One S can take even better pics than this mostly with the inclusion of the new camera chip. I am just curious why all those incredible minds at Google allowed such a camera on the GNex…besides the shutter quickness the camera is a failure.

  • Raylebron

    Obviously thats the Galaxy Ace Note Fit Mini WiFi BlazeFascinating

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Why are phones that are NOT coming to VZW continued to be talked about here? Don’t you have a different blog for that?

  • T4rd

    I doubt it’s really from an S III.  It’s hard to believe that Samsung would put a worse camera in the S III than the S II had.  If they couldn’t improve upon it, then they should have just used the same exact camera from the S II.

    • Bewara2009

      hey it happen to the Nexus so I won’t be surprise if they did.

      • T4rd

         Yeah, but that’s a different series/model phone.  They didn’t do it for all of the different GS II Variants despite them having totally different hardware (T-Moble GS II, Skyrocket, etc.).  Aside from them both being made by Samsung, the Nexus doesn’t have anything in common with the S II line whatsoever.

  • trevorsalienarms

    lolz. Even the craptastic camera on my GNex takes better phots than that. (Sigh. If only I could take the camera from my Rezound and put it in the Nexus…)

  • nwd1911

    Hypebeasting to a whole new level.  Is this news?

    • gorkon

      Nope considering that EVERY bit of Data can be fabricated on this “non-story”.

  • ddevito

    That’s because Apple has a patent on nice looking photos

  • John

    WTF, WindowsXP!?!? Come on people..

    • MikeyD

       XP? … You can’t tell … could just be classic theme on 7.. Thats how I run my workstation at work.. don’t need all the glamour!

      • John

        True, & I thought about that but unlikely. If you zoom WAY in, you can tell it’s MOST likely xp. He still is using the quicklaunch(yes i know you can do that in 7 too) just a pretty good guess (has the inset systray too)

        • MikeyD

           More then likely not 7 but classic theme is identical in vista and xp .. for his/her sake I hope its XP LOL

          • John

            hah! agreed

    • Dude, XP is still an awesome OS. 

  • Bewara2009

    Come on, I thought Samsung was best knowing for making the best camera. 

  • zepfloyd

    GT-I9300 already shown to not be the GSIII. Nothing to see here.

  • No that model doesn’t match up to the SIII since engadget already found that the screen res on that model number doesn’t match what the SIII is going to be.

  • POOP

    Thats POOP

    • It’s poopy.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Poop mouth!

  • Soccerfon711

    But the picture does not look good…

  • Sqube

    I sincerely hope it isn’t. My GNex takes better pictures than that.

    • And that’s saying A LOT for the Nexus 🙂 

      • kulanapan

        I don’t know what the deal is, my GNexus takes really nice photos, better than my Droid X ever did…

  • Michael Forte

    Looks like crap…they didn’t use the Galaxy Nexus camera in there did they? Haha, only kidding…

    • John

      …I don’t think you are O_o

  • looks like a Gnex pic, horrible.

  • So yellow……….

    • And grainy. When are Android phone manufacturers going to compete on camera????? Its killing me!

      • staticx57


      • Umm…have you ever of this phone called the Rezound???? I’d put it’s camera against the iPhone 4S. Yes, the camera is that good. 

        • Sure have heard of the Rezound. But have you heard of 2 year contracts? lol

          And you really think its that good? In speed AND quality? Not saying it isn’t, just haven’t used one.

          Also, more my point was that, OK, you might be able to get one or two phones, from one particular manufacturer, that can compete. But Moto, for instance. Jesus. Even their newest phones take like 3 seconds to take a pic. If you don’t have a person posed for a shot, you’re basically SOL.

          • 2yr contracts..haha yup. I have the Rezound. It seriously is an amazing camera. No need for a point n shoot anymore. All I need is the Rezound and my DSLR. I’ve yet to miss a shot due to slow shutter speeds on the Rezound. There is NO shutter delay. And if I’m in low light, I won’t hesitate to turn on the flash. When using flash, the photo looks natural and even, unlike Motorola cameras whose flash makes skin look greenish/blue and gives an awful white balance. 

            Motorola cameras are garbage. The Nexus camera is garbage (owned that phone for 2 weeks before the Rezound). 

            You owe it to yourself to go to a Vzw store and try out the Rezound’s camera. You might be impressed. Try an extreme closeup macro shot too, it picks up amazing detail 🙂