Samsung SPH-L710 aka Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S3 spotted
We’ve covered everything you could ever possibly want to know about the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its expected availability in the US. As more information trickles in from various sources, it’s time for an update of which carrier in the country is likely to become the first to offer the stunning flagship phone. Last week, rumors were already abundant on how Sprint was apparently very keen on releasing a variant of Samsung Galaxy S3 way before the others. While we don’t know yet whether that will materialize, there are now reports confirming the phone making its way to Sprint, along with the ordered specs.
Pocketnow was first to spot Sprint’s alleged version of the Samsung Galaxy S3. There’s still no picture or video of the phone in the wild, but what they did find was the User Agent Profile of the phone, which apparently goes by the Samsung SPH-L710 model. If this is accurate, then the Samsung Galaxy S3 for Sprint will come with the following specs: a dual-core Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, and Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The possibility of there being a couple of variants of the phone in the US has been widely speculated and reported before. The LTE dual-core version is reserved for Sprint, AT&T and Verizon – while the LTE quad-core version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to run on T-Mobile.
Unfortunately, this is all we’ve got so far on Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S3. There’s still no solid release date or price information that we can share, except for the oft-repeated “USA in June” announcement Samsung had in one of its slides during the phone’s introduction in London. We’re still clinging to the hope that it will arrive for less than $299 on-contract, but it’s probably more wishful thinking from our end. Stay locked into AndroidAuthority as details on this exciting bit of news develops!