Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S III to have different design?
the U.S. launch will include all four major carriers and the device will look and be called the same thing across the board. Well, we do have to take into consideration that AT&T will not offer the 32GB model of the phone and that the carrier is getting to offer an exclusive red model to its customers. But for the most part, a Samsung Galaxy S III released on one U.S. carrier will look the same as on another.
Where we might see some changes this time around, is in Korea. We have already told you that the country's SK Telecom is going to receive a version of the phone with both a quad-core Exynos processor and 2GB of RAM in July. The already launched international version, GT-I9300, has the quad-core chip but only 1GB of RAM and the models for the U.S. carriers will have the 2GB of RAM but will use a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor because of the use of LTE connectivity.
According to Mobile Phone Blog, the Korean version of the phone will have a different look on the outside. According to an image displayed on the site, the Korean version of the fastest selling gadget in history will have more squared off corners and a display that appears to top the 4.8 inches seen on all of the other versions of the phone.
While we understand that this is Samsung's own back yard, if the manufacturer worked hard to make sure that (for the most part) all U.S. carriers are receiving the same device this year, would the manufacturer really play the home court advantage card to make a different looking device? Until we hear from Sammy directly on this one, start reaching for the salt in your pantry.
source: MobilePhoneBlog via AndroidAuthority
20. PhoneLuver (Posts: 459; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)
That's my gripe with Samsung. they always bring out different versions of the same device!! You can never own the latest Samsung phone because there's always another slightly better one coming out in a month or two!
21. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
so.. your mad that they make progress and then sell the progress to make money to afford to pay for more progress in a highly competitive environment?
sounds like you need an iphone. that way you can make sure no one has a nicer iphone for a year or 2... and even then the next one is so minorly upgraded that you just dont mind.
22. bayusuputra (Posts: 931; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)
yeah, look at the FFC, it's too near the edge of the screen.. i don't think that's possible (yet)..
3. e.wvu (unregistered)
If that was real, I wish that was the U.S. version instead.
4. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
Even though its looks fake, I like the design better than the original.
5. Galen20K (Posts: 491; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)
I prefer the rounded corners honestly, tho I do like the squared off as well. I'd be happy with either design really.
6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
I like the rectangular shape phone too but USA is rounded.
7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
If this is real is that on a GSM carrier ?
I am thinking of importing one.
9. adi4u4882 (Posts: 135; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I dont understand why someone would thumb down your comment.
8. brianreigh (Posts: 5; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
it's definitely fake... they might have confused it with the Galaxy R, which looks exactly like the photo (also running Touchwiz Nature UX) except smaller... (and it's said to launch sometime this month only in the Korean market)
11. 09wbd03516 (banned) (Posts: 140; Member since: 30 May 2012)
its not fake!! Thats galaxy r!!
Quad core exynos 2gb ram korea version of sgs3!!
12. G2userLuvit (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Apr 2011)
Now thats a gs3 i'd buy... im gonna stick with the gs2 just because I don't like the look of the US version.
13. Ohrules (Posts: 298; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)
seriously, am i the only one who notices that the 'square' S3 does not include the SAMSUNG label? So the pic is obviously fake :/
15. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
no samsung logo.
its just a white sgs2/note made to look like an sgs3.
I'd buy it though. :)
23. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Hey Remix! I've been looking for you! I just pre-ordered my GS3 (Exynos, ofcourse!)! wooohoooo!!! :p I'll be getting the white one by mid next week. You want me to upload stuff like benchmarks, unboxing, etc? :)
16. cncrim (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
i like the look of the sqaure version however the picture look like photoshop.
17. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Hmm... I would take any, too bad i have no money.
18. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 639; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
is it me or the front camera just too close to the screen?
This looks soooooooooooo fake, come on now guys, really?
If you believe this, well you must be..........
19. kyan- (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
phonearena. bringing out news that were dead several weeks ago and branding them new
24. metoyou (Posts: 264; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I love my S3, I like the square design too but I now love this round edge design. It's like a white marble :-P
26. tiara6918 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
That might be a galaxy s3 lte. Since in korea, the galaxy s2 and galaxy s2 lte looked different
27. a_tumiwa (Posts: 125; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Thumb up if you prefer the original design
Thumb down if you prefer the korean version
Thumb Right if you are Apple Fansboy