Just when we thought that we got our share of rumors and news about the upcoming Galaxy S3 for this day, we stumbled upon something really interesting that might shed some light on the phone’s features and design.
It looks like the guys over at SamMobile received an early official service manual for the Samsung GT-I9300 (also known as Galaxy S3), which contains the phone’s specs sheet and a render.
Obviously, the information is to be taken with a grain of salt, as some things seem not to be lining up with the latest rumors.
For starters, the manual says the smartphone will pack an 8-megapixel rear photo snapper, while the latest benchmarks leaked online point to a 12-megapixel camera.
Furthermore, the Galaxy S3 is said to be equipped with a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU, which might be the Exynos 4412 processor that has just been confirmed to be embedded onto the “next Galaxy” smartphone.
Aside from these specs, the manual also mentions the phone’s brilliant 4.8-inch Super AMOLED MIPI (C-Type) capacitive touchscreen display, which might in fact be the previously rumored HD RGB Super AMOLED type of screen.
It goes without saying that Samsung Galaxy S3 will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. In addition, there are some apps and services that are mentioned as well, such as Simplanner, Video Hub and ChatON.
HSPA+ (21Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76Mbps) support is includes as well, along with A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
There’s also a small render of the smartphone that confirms Galaxy S3 will feature a physical Home button, or perhaps this will be a multitask key.
No other details are available for the moment, but the source of the leak mentioned that this was an early official manual, so Samsung might have changed some these specs in the meantime.