The software, used for connecting Samsung devices to a computer for syncing and updates, keeps a database of all compatible devices and it is this that has given rise to the latest discovery after tech blog SamMobile spotted ‘Galaxy S3’ in the listings.
Judging from the data, it appears that the numerical naming conventions used by Samsung in previous devices has been jettisoned. However, it is possible that the forthcoming handset has been described this way for search engine optimisation purposes.
The S3 designation had already been used by the Korean manufacturer as one of the SEO labels in the Google Play description of its Unpacked Event app which launched earlier this week.
Also listed alongside the device’s name are two model numbers, GT-i9300 and GT-i9300T. The former has already leaked online and speculation surrounding the latter suggests that the T could denote a different radio frequency.
Little can be deduced from the thumbnail picture that accompanies the listings but it does show a new wallpaper and five-column layout similar to that on the Galaxy Note.