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Samsung Galaxy S3 official press shot leaked?

The latest development in the forever expanding storyline that is the run-up to the Samsung Galaxy S3 launch sees a possible press shot emerge showing one of the most realistic, clear and legitimate looking images yet.

Provided by a tipster who goes by the name ‘Ali’, mobile news and reviews site GSMArena.com has received an impressive looking photo of what could well be Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S3. Until this point, there have been a multitude of shots with varying levels of blurry-cam action, either obscuring or at least making it difficult to discern the true proportions and layout of the new device.

This possible press shot, does in our books hold water as it falls in line with the leaked user manual images that appeared last week. The form of the S3 shown here leans towards the Galaxy Nexus school of design, with a more rounded appearance at the top and bottom of the device, rather than the clear cut squared looks of its predecessor the Galaxy S2.

The hardware and capacitive buttons running the base of the phone also go against the pure ICS-running Galaxy Nexus and much like the Samsung Galaxy S2, places the back button on the right and the new (to Ice Cream Sandwich at least) multitasking button on the left. Some earlier images also show a backlit home icon in the central hardware key, a feature that may be present even if this image doesn’t show it.

A key reservation with this as with any Samsung product, is that the company is able to turn a design alteration around extremely quickly. So even if this was a finalised design at one point, we can’t say that it will be now. We’ll see the finished article soon enough as Samsung are set to launch the Galaxy S3 on Thursday at the upcoming Unpacked event in London.

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