Is this the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Is this the Samsung Galaxy S3?
Is that even a real finger?

Samsung could have accidentally outed the Galaxy S3 at CES during a promotional video.

Highlighting the power of its camera range to take pictures from afar, the models are shown using a phone to remotely snap a photo with a device that features a similar design to the Galaxy S2, but with a much larger edge-to-edge display.

This is the sort of spec list we'd expect from Sammy's next superphone as it seeks to keep its title of top smartphone - thinner, larger-screened and more powerful will definitely be on the wish list of most potential buyers.

Real or no real?

But let's not get too carried away here - we are dealing with a promotional video set squarely in happy-happy-fake-land, and the screen looks suspiciously like a render rather than a next gen display.

Add to that the fact we get shown a boring old Samsung Galaxy S2 in the next shot, and it's highly possible that an over-excited videographer gave Samsung something to sweat over - or just tweaked a Galaxy Note to remove the Samsung Logo and alter the home button.

Either way, it's not long until Mobile World Congress, where we'll get to see what the Koreans have been cooking up over the last year - stay tuned to TechRadar to find out.

If you want to see the phone make a fleeting appearance, scoot through this video to around the seven minute mark and judge for yourself whether we're seeing the next generation of smartphones.

From Talk Android

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.