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Alleged photos of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III look just like international model

Alleged photos of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III look just like international model
Last year, there were some noticeable differences between the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the models sold in the States. There even was some difference between the models sold amongst those major U.S. operators that were offering the phone. You might remember that last year we showed you the difference between the Apple iPhone-style home button on the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Android navigational buttons used on the U.S. model. Apple had claimed in a lawsuit that Samsung had copied some of its designs for the Samsung Galaxy S II from the Apple iPhone, including the home button.

T-Mobile's model in blue

T-Mobile's model in blue

This year, it doesn't appear that there will be any changes between the international and U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. If  pictures of the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III obtained by The Verge are legit, the device will look exactly the same-with a home button-as the international model. Outside of the T-Mobile branding on the back cover, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this phone and the international model.

But will there be any changes within the carriers in the States? Last year, T-Mobile and Sprint carried variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a 4.52 display. AT&T's model was equipped with a 4.3 inch screen. Additionally, both AT&T and Sprint (whose model also had a 4.52 inch screen) had versions of the phone powered by a dual-core Exynos processor while T-Mobile's model had a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon under the hood.

If we can go by the lack of change seen in the international model of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the purported T-Mobile model, there might just be one look for the device globally. Speculation is that T-Mobile will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 20th.

source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III compared to the international variant (R)
The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III compared to the international variant (R)

The T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III compared to the international variant (R)


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posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:19 3

1. mandkeee (Posts: 78; Member since: 27 Feb 2009)


hate samsung .....

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:30 18

3. checkmymike (Posts: 80; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)


Samsung hates you too. So the feeling is mutual.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 17:16

21. RoyalTroll (banned) (Posts: 32; Member since: 16 May 2012)


You suck, this is one of the android phones that looks cool

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:27 1

2. jove39 (Posts: 1247; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Hmmm...no 4 capacitive touch buttons...I kinda like those...wish...with international device's look they also retained specs!

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:31 2

6. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3874; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I think that's wrong, it should be all capacitive buttons like the past 2 versions, in order to avoid being sued by Apple.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:30 1

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3874; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The white T-Mo GS3 looks more... well... white. The international looks beige compared to it. I was at least hoping they would change the screen size, make it a bit smaller, and hopefully have the quad Exynos instead of the S4... Unless the Exynos doesn't support 42 mb/s HSPA+

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:31 7

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i don't think Samsung will be making any changes to the US variants. it's all for the sake of getting them to the US in a short amount of time.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:33 1

7. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3874; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


But shouldn't they replace the physical home button with capacitive? To avoid being sued like they did with the other Galaxy devices?

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:40 2

9. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


From what I am hearing, The two capacitive buttons that it has are already really easy to accidentally hit with the lower palm part of your thumb. The placement of all the controls are sorta awkwardly place in my opinion. I would have much rather seen them placed higher towards the screen... Or better yet, have on-screen buttons. :P
But oh well.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:49

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i'm totally with ya.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:49 2

11. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5540; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they probably should've made them on screen function keys from the get-go. xD

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:40

8. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm not worried about them being sued because of the button, but I'm more sadden because I preferred the capacitive buttons rather than a home button AND capacitive buttons on the side.

Would have been interesting to see if the carriers had different designs again. Too bad it won't be like that this time.

posted on 01 Jun 2012, 23:45

10. Nathan (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jul 2011)


I would just buy a international Galaxy S3 battery door on Amazon.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 00:34 1

13. dax0330 (Posts: 23; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)


would be easier to use the existing design and slap in the required radios and bloatware for each carrier

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 02:11 1

14. hung2900 (Posts: 765; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


If SS wanna change the design, maybe it will take quite a long time for manufacturing.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 07:45 1

15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6130; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This is good news for T-Mobile consumers. Lets just hope that APPLE/ITC doesnt BANA OUR GSIII.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 08:21 3

16. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


They better not. Why spend time suing Samsung because a phone that's better than the outdated brick than make their next iPhone better?

By rumored specs, Apple is already behind in the mobile game so that's a shame really.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 10:07

17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6130; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


I know but look what happened to the EVO LTE. Just hoping this doesn't happened to other FUTURE android device. I'm still waiting for my phone to come out on AT&T

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 12:13 2

18. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


they cant sue because of a center button. Samsung has been doing that longer than Apple has been in the phone game. The issue was the large center button + touchwiz looking similar to iOS. now the button is narrow and touchwiz nature doesnt look anything like iOS. They dont have a case to sue.

Well, im glad that Samsung is finally exerting its muscle and not bending to carrier stupidity when it comes to changing up the device. Now if only they would not have bent on the exynos trade out for the HSPA+ version. :)

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 13:47

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I would buy it Day 1 if it supported 42mbps.

In Chicago, my brother is averaging a good 24-26 in downloads.

LTE speeds at half the costs. ;)

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 18:02

22. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its giong to support HSPA 42mb. Thats why they trade the exynos quad for the crapdragon S4

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 07:23

24. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I know it is but I'm saying if the Exynos supported HSPA 42, its a day one buy.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 14:30

20. sid8911 (Posts: 48; Member since: 29 May 2010)


its exactly the same, you wanna know how i know, my friends dad works for samsung and gave him the phone fot tmo usa

posted on 03 Jun 2012, 07:25

25. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Tell your friend to take pictures, send them to you so you can send them as a tip here.

Or Tmonews, they get everything.

posted on 02 Jun 2012, 19:22

23. phunkenstein (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 May 2012)


Remix, the S4 is not a bad core at all. What's the beef? It has consistently benchmarked at or around the Exynos. You and I both know our company is going to pick speed over processor for the masses.

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