There have been a lot of rumors going round and round the yet to be released Samsung Galaxy S III. The rumors range from the processor that will be used on the device to the type of display, to the operating system on the device, and lastly, the size of the display on the phone. But keep in mind, the phone has not even been named yet. Well, it has been, but it will be unveiled to the public only on the 3rd of next month in London, when Samsung will officially announce the device.
There has not yet been any official word on the specs yet. So we do not really know what we are getting in the device. But since there are more than one rumor about the device making the rounds on the internet, we have more than one configuration for the device. The major one, however is the one about the screen.
Some people say that the phone will have a 4.65 inch screen, some even claim that the device will have a 4.7 inch screen. But the new rumor is that the phone is having an even bigger 4.8 inch screen. As you can see from the image here, the display measures 130 mm. But as we have not seen any image of the Samsung Galaxy S III leaked in any way, we can not sure that the phone in the image is the real deal.
A couple of notes: since the ruler is aligned with the bottom of the phone and the zero marker is somewhat above that, we believe the phone is 135mm tall. In our calculations below we will take the excess 5mm into consideration. We believe the calculation of the 4.8-inch diagonal is somewhat right. Using the ruler above the phone you’ll find that the screen is around 10.5 cm tall by substracting 1.2 cm — distance from bottom to the screen — from 11.7 cm — distance from the top to the screen. Given a 16/9 aspect ratio we can calculate that the screen is around 5.9 cm wide. From here we can calculate that the diagonal is around 12 cm, which translates to 4.74 inches — just about the same size as the One X. Please note, again, that this calculation is based on the ruler in the image above. Thanks Pythagoras for your theorem!
There is no more proof or info available about the device to prove anything. So guess we will just have to wait a few more days to know the truth. Can you do that?