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Leaked Galaxy S III Prototype Showcases Custom Menu Button

By Wong Casandra - on 25 Apr 2012, 11:08am

Leaked Galaxy S III Prototype Showcases Custom Menu Button

Source: mobile01

It's only another week to the big day but more photos of the leaked Samsung GT-I9300 have been circulating around the web. We have had many moments of truth over the past few months, pointing to varied designs (1, 2, 3) for the gadget; most recently, a leaked video of the anticipated device has also made its presence known on the virtual world. 

The Samsung Galaxy S III is once again seen in a "dummy box", a testing unit in a bulky casing that is meant to obscure the final form of the product. The photos, lifted from Chinese forum mobile01, has been since taken down... but not before the folks at The Verge had their hands full with their analysis.

Taking a close look at the photo, the TouchWiz UI appears to have a new and bigger customized virtual menu button compared to the Android 4.0 stock software. The multitasking and back buttons have been swopped as well, possibly to keep in line with the layout on its previous smartphones. Of course, this isn't a bold move on the company's part; Android manufacturers in the past have often made tweaks of similar nature for the stock software to work in tandem with their own customized user interfaces.

More photos can be viewed here.

Source: mobile01 via The Verge, Engadget and Phandroid