AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB only, but available in red
0. phoneArena posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:24
All those launching both a 16GB and 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the States take one giant step forward; uh, not so fast there AT&T because your customers are going to be limited to the 16GB model although you will be offering them a version in red...
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15. CX3NT3_713 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 03:43 3 0
I thought they mentioned something about 2G of ram??
44. moronman66 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 18:27 1 0
Yeah, instead of the Exynos 4412 and 1GB of RAM, all US Versions get a S4 and 2GB of RAM. Not worth it if you ask me, but I'm also not a professional on these things...
4. gaby1451 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:44 7 3
Well, I suppose the microSD slot will make up for the lack of expanded storage options?
46. JGuinan007 posted on 10 Jun 2012, 12:03 0 1
Not really if you have a sg3 with 32gb and get a 64gb micro sd youget 96gb of storage where if you have a 16gb and get a 64gb micro sd you only get 80gb
6. mas11 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 00:46 6 4
For most people 16GB is more than enough storage. Plus if customers really need more storage they can buy a microSD card on eBay for cheap and pick the size they need. To sum it up, I think AT&T made a good decision.
8. Commentator posted on 05 Jun 2012, 01:23 3 1
Red, white and blue, how patriotic! AT&T should launch this on the 4th of July.
These are the same color options ASUS offers on their TF300 tablets.
17. E.N. posted on 05 Jun 2012, 05:19 3 1
Samsung = the company that actually manufactures the phone i.e. decides the design and the colors.
19. Commentator posted on 05 Jun 2012, 05:35 2 2
You'd be amazed at how much control carriers can have over design. Also, I was definitely joking about the patriotic thing, but I guess you really took my original comment seriously. I'm sorry if the sarcasm was lost on you, and I hope I haven't offended you in any way...
20. E.N. posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:01 1 2
All I wrote was "Samsung = Korea." I'm not offended but rather I feel like I offended you and you took it as a challenge and replied "AT&T = United States of America." I probably shouldn't have even replied in the first place because I honestly don't really care, lol. I actually would have preferred they launch it July 4th.
32. Commentator posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:54 0 0
I assume you voted me down in the first place, so forgive me for taking offense. If that wasn't you, I apologise for the misunderstanding.
22. remixfa posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:58 1 0
thats not true. the carriers get a final say in many aspects of the device, including color... which is why there were such wide variations in the SGS1 and SGS2. Samsung was just bowing to pressure from the carriers for modifications. It looks like they stood up to the carriers for the most part this time around since this seems to be the only variation other than LTE or HSPA+
25. greathero1 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:49 2 0
So true. I think Samsung is doing the right thing by building a brand and improving that brand image by taking control over most aspects with respect to the product. They took a page from Apple on this one and I think in the long run it will return nothing but gains from them. They back took control of their product. Good for them!
43. WindowsPhone20.5 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 16:10 0 0
Those colors are also the colors of the South Korean flag.
9. Lucas777 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 01:36 0 10
this seems kind of disappointing to me.. it still has dual core and still 4.3 screen… no major improvements over the galaxy II devices already there… the one x seems like the better option for ATT
10. Sniggly posted on 05 Jun 2012, 01:50 9 0
No, the S3 will have a 4.8 inch screen on all the carriers. And the new processor, ICS, and the new software goodies will make for a great package.
35. WirelessCon posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:11 0 0
Did the press release say 2GB RAM for At&t? I didn't see that listed.
38. Commentator posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:27 0 0
From what I've read on various sites, all S4 variants are getting 2GB of RAM. It didn't say anywhere in the pres release though.
42. suricool posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:27 0 0
The article on the website said that at&t, verizon, tmobile, sprint, and us cellular were getting 2GB RAM
11. Sniggly posted on 05 Jun 2012, 01:52 4 0
I know why they won't release it in 32 GB...
...Because they don't want it to be able to compete with their precious higher GB iPhone offerings.
If they offered a 32 gig Galaxy S3, the memory card slot would allow for a 64 gig phone at a full hundred less than the iPhone.
Apple must have had a FIT when the news about multiple memory variants came out.
12. hung2900 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 02:10 2 0
If you want, you can buy a micro SDXC card 64gb to get total 80gb storage.
16. JC557 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 04:41 0 0
Or how about 32GB + 32/ 64 GB microSDHC card for more storage space? People are constantly suggesting to others on using the phone as an all-in-one device (music, photos, videos, apps) so the more memory the better.
36. WirelessCon posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:14 0 0
The more a phone can store, the more potential data they will buy. 32GB would have been the better option for At&t than the 16GB.
21. BuckeyeCadet86 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 06:49 0 0
Kinda surprised seeing as Red is Verizon's thing that AT&T would carry it but then again they and tmobile seem more predisposed to color than VZW
26. mercorp posted on 05 Jun 2012, 07:53 0 0
hope that this model will be released worldwide...
27. KennyWRX (unregistered) posted on 05 Jun 2012, 10:39 0 0
too bad cus a bump to 32GB for $50 sounds like a good deal.
29. InspectorGadget80 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:05 0 0
hmmm wait for the red GSIII or SONY iON. damn it.
31. omarc26 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:49 1 0
ehh im waIting for the ion only cuz i like more the design and its gonna be black i dnt like the galaxy s3 design and the colors. Besides the ion will also have a 720p screen and i dnt care about it not havin ics .
30. djripster posted on 05 Jun 2012, 11:28 0 0
Wouldn't a red variant feel more at home at Verizon ?
37. xtian1103 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:26 0 0
first day sales figures anyone? units sold to end users please!
40. thnkthru3 posted on 05 Jun 2012, 12:52 0 0
Do I need to give up my unlimited plan to upgrade to an LTE phone at AT&T?
41. dha_george posted on 05 Jun 2012, 13:23 0 0
no if you have an unlimited data plan on a smartphone with at&t you get to keep it when upgrading to a LTE device.