There are reports that supposed press images of Korean smartphone manufacturer's Samsung's forthcoming Galaxy S3 have been leaked online. An article on Motoring Crunch, among others, suggested the next-gen phone could be launched sometime around the London Olympic Games.

The company had earlier confirmed the phone would not release at the 2012 Mobile World Congress. It was believed the Koreans had a special event in mind, according to a report by GWL.

The leaked image seems to borrow a leaf from Apple's launch strategy, with a date, time and location prominently displayed - 22 May, 6 p.m. and a Samsung Unpacked event at London.

In addition, the name of the public relations company - Weber Shandwick - on the leaked image is the same brand that has reportedly done business with Samsung when arranging their press conference at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), according to reports from Android and me.

In terms of specifications, or at least external detailing, the photograph reveals a camera button, the return of a single home button, a front speaker grill and an edge-to-edge screen.

From a more aesthetic point of view, the design seems to suggest the phone is visually different from its two predecessors - the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2 - reports GSMArena.

Finally, the leaked images show a phone with five icons at the bottom row of the touch-screen... this would only be possible if the display of the phone is larger than 5 inches.

Check here for the leaked photographs...

Must Read: Google Nexus 7-Inch Tablet: Done Deal?