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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 10:25 5 2
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 11:35 4 1
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 12:07 0 0
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) posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:41 4 1
If that was real, I wish that was the U.S. version instead.
4. adi4u4882 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:43 2 2
Even though its looks fake, I like the design better than the original.
5. Galen20K posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:44 4 2
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:44 1 2
I like the rectangular shape phone too but USA is rounded.
7. thelegend6657 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:46 3 6
If this is real is that on a GSM carrier ?
I am thinking of importing one.
9. adi4u4882 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:53 3 5
I dont understand why someone would thumb down your comment.
8. brianreigh posted on 11 Jun 2012, 06:51 2 3
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) posted on 11 Jun 2012, 08:18 1 3
its not fake!! Thats galaxy r!!
Quad core exynos 2gb ram korea version of sgs3!!
12. G2userLuvit posted on 11 Jun 2012, 08:23 1 2
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 08:27 1 2
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:07 2 3
no samsung logo.
its just a white sgs2/note made to look like an sgs3.
I'd buy it though. :)
23. cepcamba posted on 11 Jun 2012, 18:33 0 0
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:44 1 2
i like the look of the sqaure version however the picture look like photoshop.
17. bobfreking55 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 09:57 1 2
Hmm... I would take any, too bad i have no money.
18. SlimSoulja86 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 10:00 1 2
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- posted on 11 Jun 2012, 10:21 2 2
phonearena. bringing out news that were dead several weeks ago and branding them new
24. metoyou posted on 11 Jun 2012, 20:38 0 0
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 posted on 11 Jun 2012, 21:09 0 0
That might be a galaxy s3 lte. Since in korea, the galaxy s2 and galaxy s2 lte looked different
27. a_tumiwa posted on 12 Jun 2012, 00:23 0 0
Thumb up if you prefer the original design
Thumb down if you prefer the korean version
Thumb Right if you are Apple Fansboy