Samsung 'Galaxy 4S' pic posted
Is S III stand-in snap real or Photoshop?
The Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, the smartphone the South Korean giant is said to be unveiling at this month's Mobile World Congress (MWC) show in place of the Galaxy S III, will be a skinny white boy.
Well, if a picture posted by Russian mobile phone blogger Eldar Murtazin on Twitter last night is anything to go by, it will be.
The S II Plus is being called Samsung's 'Galaxy 4S' - a reference to its role as a stand-in for the S III, seen as the equivalent of the Apple iPhone 5 that wasn't launched last Autumn as expected.
The pic shows nothing that identifies the phone specifically as the S II Plus, and there are already loud cries that the snap is just a bit of Photoshoppery.
Indeed, there are some distortions on the handset's sides the suggest someone has been tinkering with the image. Well, there it is - you decide.
The S II Plus hit the headlines yesterday when it appeared in an online collection of Android benchmark results. Samsung admitted earlier this week that the Galaxy S III will not debut at MWC. ®
It's a badly Photoshopped Galaxy S II
Any idiot can see that.
Apple will drag it in
Just to bog down Samsung
At least they now have one less patent to wave in the air thanks to Germany.
It looks just like an iPhone, with its coloured screen and metal like sides. And Samsung can't argue that it is a different shape like they did for the Tab 10.1, this is definitely the same shape(ish) as an iPhone AND it can be used to make phone calls as well. Cue the lawyers.
On a more serious note, with the litigation that is going on between Samsung and Apple, it will be interesting to see whether this phone gets dragged into the maelstrom.