Australia has joined Germany on the list of countries outside of South Korea that will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G. Naturally, we’re talking about the quad-core variant of the phone, and not of the dual-core Snapdragon S4 version that Americans are getting. The Samsung Galaxy S3 4G will be carried by Australian mobile operators Optus and Telstra.

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G on Optus before September 17, the carrier said that the phone will be shipped out on September 20. The service plan on Optus starts from as little as $30 (200MB data allowance) to $80 (2GB data allowance) per month with a two year contract.

Meanwhile, the 4G phone will only be available on Telstra in October, though no specific date has been given. You can register yourself on the carrier’s website to get timely updates of the phone’s availability. As for the price of the Galaxy S3 4G there, Telstra hasn’t provided any details either.

Both carriers will have the Onyx Black and Titanium Gray version of the phone for sale. And yes, the phone will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. If you don’t particularly like being stuck on a two-year contract, you should be able to buy the phone outright from Samsung stores as well, such as this glitzy Sydney branch.

Any folks in down under ready to snag the 4G-capable Samsung Galaxy S3?