Back in February, Samsung officials have stated that the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be made closer to its market availability. But until today, we were unable to tell if that statement referred to its international availability, or if the Galaxy S3 will reach US shores without the usual delay with which previous models in the Galaxy line have been introduced to the North American continent. Fortunately, the major carriers in the US have stepped up today and announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be released by the end of the month.
One of the aforementioned carriers is T-Mobile (the biggest 4G carrier in the country according to their marketing campaigns, although their 42Mbps HSPA+ isn’t exactly a 4G technology by the strict definition), who has recently announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will become available on June 21’st. The signup page allows you to subscribe for more information, although the specs are nowhere to be found on the page. Fortunately, we know for sure that, unlike the two previous Galaxy S models, the Galaxy S3 will feature the exact same specs on all US carriers, except for different radios (duh). Here’s a short recap:
- 1.5Ghz dual-core CPU (Qualcomm Snapdragon S4) vs 1.4Ghz quad-core on the international variant
- 4.8 inch SAMOLED display running at a 1280 by 720 pixel resolution
- 2 GB of RAM vs 1 GB of RAM
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 8MP primary camera, 2MP secondary camera
- 2100 mAh battery
Pricing details regarding the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 were not announced, although Samsung has declared that the newest member of the Galaxy S line should be priced from $199 with a two year contract.
What do you guys make of it? Does Samsung’s decision to release the same smartphone with all US carriers seem to be the right choice in your book? Let us know in the comment section below!
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