Remember this guy? It’s the Samsung T-I9300 and the umpteenth image to show up with some sort of claim tying it to the upcoming Galaxy S III. However, in this case a Galaxy S III it is not. As we suspected when the picture first appeared online last week, the phone in question is now said to be a mid-tier device falling in the Galaxy M range (remember Samsung’s new device nomenclature?). But for the GT-I9300 to be considered a step down form top-of-the-line, the Galaxy S III must have some amazing specs. The mid-level device is said to be rocking a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz and a 720p HD display, hardware that in certain respects bests the current Galaxy S II.
The GT-I9300 is on track for a May release, so it may come concurrently with the GSIII (or at least pretty close to its launch). Does the mid-range handset give us any clues to unlocking the secrets of the Galaxy S III? We might infer that Samsung will be going with Android 4.0’s software navigation buttons in future models, but that’s about it.