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According to Insider: Security Over “Next Galaxy” Tighter Than Ever, No Leaks Have Been Accurate to Date

There is only one thing involving the “Next Galaxy” that is certain – it will be unveiled on May 3 in London. Everything else is all speculation and more than likely inaccurate (Surprise!). According to sources that spoke to The Verge, Samsung has kept security surrounding this device tighter than ever and that internally, they will only refer to it as the “Next Galaxy” rather than Galaxy SIII. They are also placing the phone in “dummy boxes” to disguise it when it is taken off campus for testing. So you may have seen the phone at some point, but you probably didn’t realize it. In fact, the photos taken earlier that were sent to Gizmodo are not of the device, but of one of the dummy boxes that Samsung has been using.

It’s all one big mystery and we love it. When was the last time we had an Android phone remain a secret with an unveiling only a week or two away? I’d say…never.

Via:  The Verge | Photo via TechRadar

  • Mjastudios

    Hello Verizon. Read this. And start getting the clue. We WANT to BUY these phones: NOTE and Galaxy III. Call them whatever you like. Just get them on sale already.


    Does anyone know when the Galaxy Note will be in Verizon?  

    • c4v3man

      Never… which is a shame, because even though the internal hardware is getting a bit old, it would be nice to have such a large screen. 

      • GNJAX

        I’m so disappointed to hear that.  I really wonder Samsung would not provide big 4 carriers the Note.  

        • c4v3man

          I’m sure Samsung would develop a Note for Verizon if Verizon agreed to sell it. Big red just doesn’t have the same drive to get Samsung devices that they do for Motorola. Which is fine, Motorola makes great phones. But that does mean we miss out on nice phones like the Note…

  • This will be the most amazing phone (once it’s rooted and given stock ICS) that will NEVER come to Verizon.  🙁

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  • Liderc

    I don’t think it will be a small upgrade in the grand scheme of things, but we have to realize that very soon we just aren’t going to see big jumps in hardware upgrades.  

    It’s just not possible to continue the path we’ve been on of increasing screen size/pixel count/GPU/CPU speeds.  

    We’ll most likely see a quad core in the S3 only because Samsung intends to ride this phone into 2013 and we’ll see a very nice screen, but 1080 is just not happening.  I think they’d much rather have a non-pentile 720P screen, which will cost less and probably look just as good at this size.  

    Hopefully they’ll go with a great camera, improved battery and have come up with a some new materials with an interesting design.  Hardware specs just aren’t going to improve as dramatically as they have in the past and that’s fine as long as they improve the areas that have been lacking in the past.

    • LiterofCola


    • c4v3man

      that’s fine as long as they improve the areas that have been lacking in the past”

      Like pathetic battery life (not accusing the S series directly, moreso the general state of android devices). You shouldn’t have to flash a new ROM, and worry about app management to get through a day. A phone should be able to get through 2 full days of light usage. As long as you’re spending less than 3 hours playing 3d games, running GPS, or taking video, there should be no question as to whether or not you’ll make it through a 24 hour period, with as much surfing and email  (and other low power tasks) as you can fit in that day. The RAZR MAXX shows us that short battery life is not mandatory to get a thin device. This is the future, and it’s a feature that is REQUIRED in any $200+ on contract device, especially any device that has a non-removable battery. 

      • Liderc

        Well unless Motorola sells their battery tech to Samsung, don’t expect the same battery in any other phone.  I agree that it should be the norm, but even Motorola admitted it was just a fluke that the Maxx was even created.  An engineer just slapped two batteries in a mock up and realized they could keep it fairly thin.

        You’re crazy though if you think any phone will last 2 days of light usage unless you mean just not using the phone at all.  The Maxx doesn’t even come close to lasting 2 days. 

        Also notice I said “Hopefully they’ll go with a great camera and improved battery life.” So not sure what you were trying to say that I wasn’t?

        • c4v3man

          Because improvements usually mean 10-15%. Battery improvements need to be 30-50%. 

          Sounds like the RAZR MAXX will survive using it for reading email, and browsing web pages an hour or 2 a day, and last close to 2 days. And it’s not like they have some amazing technology that samsung needs to share… just make the battery bigger. It’s not rocket science, it’s just the way phones should be created. 

  • Mack

    TouchWiz just sounds dirty to me…

    • Jacob121791

      Why has no one liked this??? hahaha

  • oh man, we got samsunged…

  • icedhot

    ok……may 3 will be judgement day for me to leave verizon 

  • Trevor

    My Galaxy Nexus is getting a little bit nervous.

    • Yea.. First, all One X fanboys and now “Next Galaxy”…!! Let me go see google.com/nexus and feel good about my phone.

  • Palmer Nyako

    if its as miniscule an update as its projected to be, of course no one cares about leaking it.

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  • Interstellarmind

    I dunno. “Next galaxy” makes me think this is indeed just a minor update to the galaxy line (as is the Note, for instance) and not really a galaxy sIII.

    Hypebeasting has consequences…

  • Trophynuts

    HA! what a bunch of krap. I have the exclusive specs. I got them from BGR……..

    • Josh Nichols


  • Prime7

    I’m not really sure what there is to hide about this thing. Here’s what we know:

    -It will likely have the same styling as the Galaxy line.
    -It will be more powerful than SII and GNex.
    -It will probably have TouchWiz.

    There you go.

    • Rickerbilly

      You forgot, 
      – Verizon won’t get it.

      • Lavoisier1794

        I’d be inclined to agree. However, wasn’t the main reason VZW passed on the SII that it didn’t have out of the box LTE compatibility and they knew they were getting the Nexus?

        • Mtmurray38

          pobbibly but verizon needs to come out with some new phones soon and not motorola phones, htc or samsung would be nice

      • ceejw

        I’m not convinced Verizon won’t get.  I am convinced they’ll call it the Fascinate 2 and not the Galaxy S III though. 

        • c4v3man

          Fascinate 4G, not Fascinate 2… you watch (if they decide to carry the phone at all, that is). 

    • Butters619

       You mean it for sure will have TouchWiz.

      • Prime7

        I’m being optimistic here, but yes. In the back of my mind, though, since I’m just going to table hardware differentiation, I have a feeling that they are being so discreet because they are planning to revamp/rebrand TouchWiz in some “dramatic” (but not really) way. It would be like Samsung’s version of the “new” Blur.

        • Butters619

          Haha I am betting you are right.  BTW the newest iterations of Blur aren’t that bad.  I would go as far as to say the newest few Gingerbread blurs are the best skins out (although putting the words ‘best’ and ‘skin’ in the same sentence still makes me cringe).

          I am glad to see Sense was scaled back some, because the Sense lag would have been enough to have me hold off on the One X.  I hope TouchWiz and Blur head in the same direction.

      • LiterofCola

        But if it’s unlocked then who cares?  Those who really have it in for UIs are more likely to tinker with their phones and would surely remove TouchWiz

        • Butters619

          Well yeah that’s true.  I was just pointing out that “will probably” is not correct, because it will definitely have TouchWiz lol.

  • Trophynuts

    they’re secretly trying to put the same G Nex radios in it without anyone figuring it out before it’s too late…<—-yours truly…G Nex owner

  • steve30x

    Good, now droidlife knows not to plaster every pic they think might be the next galaxy until Samsung themselves release official specs and official pictures. 🙂

  • Dustin Beare

    Is it just me, or does 5/3 kind of look like S3…coincidence?

    • Angelrod111

      yes, coincidence indeed, because to the rest of the world, the date will be 3/5

      • chdir

        It’ll be the Galaxy 3S!

      • LiterofCola

        True that, but it does have an English name…could be intentional.

    • EC8CH

      U just blew my mind

    • Secano

      USA is not the only nation in the globe. Just FYI.

      • Sobr0801


        • wastry

          Secano is just a butthurt eurotrash.

          • Noyfb

            Ask anyone in the world who the president of the U.S. is and they know, then ask about any random country who their leader is and they don’t know, so yes, we aren’t the only country in the world, but we are the country that everyone compares too.

          • LiterofCola


          • wastry

            No one knows who the leader of a random country is because they don’t give two shits.  The leader of a random country doesn’t have a $15 trill economy and his finger on the button

    • JasminJasarevic

      Dafuq…. u just made my brain hurt. U sir are smart!!!!!

  • Android1997

    So a triple core processor or sum shiznip? Thast something no one has said. 
    And honestly, If the GSIII is another Dual core phone, Verizon should pass and get the Galaxy Note

    • Dr_Buttballs

      I can almost guarantee Verzion won’t be getting the GSIII or Note. 

      • Nklenchik

        Unfortunately 🙁

      • ATBvsBFZ

        Yeah, VZW is too busy buying spectrum instead of phones!

      • Josh Nichols

        Because they didn’t get the SII?

        • Dr_Buttballs

          No, I just assume that because of Verizon’s boasting of the upcoming LG device as a direct competitor to the SIII. That just makes it seem like they have no interest in it. 

      • unaffected

        The Razr HD may give the S3 a run for its money

        • LiterofCola

          It just might, if it have a quad core.  (Assuming the S3 will have a quad core)

        • Dr_Buttballs

          For Motorola’s sake lets hope so.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Triple core? …..

      • Android1997

        im not serious

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Damn! … hopes…dashed

  • StoneColdCarl

    Wait, they’re going to call it the “next Galaxy” or they’re just calling it the “next Galaxy” while testing?

    • EC8CH

      They should start using actual names of galaxies… geek cred enhanced

  • vin2win

    Lets hope Samsung doesn’t waste everyone’s time with a lame ass incremental update like apple and announce a Galaxy S 2S. 

    • Apple’s upgrade was only “lame-ass” on the surface.  The 4S was a ton faster and still has the best camera on a smartphone (yes, that includes comparing to the One S/X).

      It should be a good update, but Samsung has hit a wall in terms of design: it can’t simply keep pumping the screen size, since it has already done that (and gone too far with the Galaxy Note; that’s not a mainstream dimension).  What it can focus on is resolution, performance, and the camera.  We can’t see a Galaxy S II-level improvement with this generation, or at least it looks unlikely.

      • “We can’t see a Galaxy S II-level improvement with this generation”
        umm… I fairly certain that we will sometime in the coming years..

      • Josh Nichols

        The five million people that own a Galaxy Note would politely disagree with you.

        • LiterofCola

          Yep,  I’d personally love a screen that big

    • ATBvsBFZ

      If the next Galaxy is just an incremental update of the S2, it’d be a terrible waste of all that secrecy.

  • Butters619

    So there is a source giving a leak saying that all the sources giving leaks before were not accurate…..

  • FortitudineVincimus

    So a leak about leaks is supposed to be believed?

    • Michael Forte

      That’s the joke.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        its no joke, its a farce

        • reminds me of Bill O’Reilly’s comment:  You would think the secret service would get serviced in secret.

  • Ahsan

    I’m excited.

  • Bob Martin

    I’ll give you a leak

    • wastry

      I’ll even give you a golden leak

  • Benjamin Landwehr

    Good, I don’t want a leak till the 3rd!