Reports say that pre-orders for Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S III, are being offered by a local retailer in Asia.
According to tech website 9 to 5 Google, an online gadget seller in the Philippines has posted pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy i9300, which is known as the Galaxy S III in other countries. This is even before the company announces the existence of the smartphone.
The website even has a poster displaying the complete specs of the phone. According to Kimstore, the phone will have a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels, a 12 MP camera with LED flash.
According to the 9 to 5 Google, the retailer’s move could possibly be a publicity stunt.
“Call it a cheap attempt to bank on the Samsung Galaxy S III buzz and get some free press ahead of a rumored May announcement, but local seller Kimstore has a pre-order poster for the Samsung Galaxy i9300,” wrote the website.
Samsung has not yet confirmed the existence of the handset, however, it is possible that the Korean electronics giant will continue with the S line of products in an attempt to dethrone the iPhone from being the top smartphone in the market.
According to a report by Electronics Times News, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S III sometime in May 2012, although the company announced that it will not unveil a new device at the Mobile World Congress this year.
via: 9 to 5 Google