Samsung GT-i9300 specs emerge, midrange phone and not Galaxy S3


Samsung GT-i9300
We initially thought GT-i9300 was Samsung Galaxy S3 but new details surfaced today, making us believe it’s an entirely different phone. GT-i9300 made its appearance on GSMarena which, according to them, was listed under the Samsung Galaxy M line of smartphones. Last year, Samsung explained their naming scheme and “Galaxy M” stands for a mid-tier phone. Galaxy S – an entirely different line of Samsung phones – sits on top of their pyramid which is why there’s no reason to believe GT-i9300 is SGS3.

According to GSMarena, GT-i9300 will have a 4-inch 720p HD AMOLED display. It might have a screen resolution of 1026 x 600 pixels if previous leaks are true. It will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box and will be powered by a 1.4GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos processor. Moreover, it has 1GB of RAM and will be available in early May.

A month ago, we spotted GT-i9300 uploading a photo on Picasa. Everyone, including us, thought it was SGS3 but what we found out next was unsettling news – the photo’s resolution suggested it had an 8-megapixel camera. Samsung Galaxy S2 already has an 8-megapixel camera and while pixels don’t matter especially in low light, it would be better if we see an improved camera on Galaxy S3. Needless to say, it’s a relief to know that GT-i9300 isn’t Samsung Galaxy S3. Its HDR feature is a cool addition though, and explains why the uploaded photo was blurry.

Now that the 8-megapixel camera is thrown out of the Samsung Galaxy S3 rumor mill, all we know so far is that it has a quad-core Exynos chip, LTE connectivity, and 4.8-inch full HD display. The leaked photo does suggest it has a larger screen. The specs of GT-i9300 are impressive for a mid-range phone – some, even better than Galaxy S2. And this keeps us guessing what Samsung has in store for us with their upcoming flagship phone.


About Author

Editor in Chief with passion for gadgets and web technology. He is writing gadget news, covering mobile gear, apps and concept devices.

Leave A Reply