Samsung Canada leaks Samsung Galaxy S III specs for T-Mobile
T-Mobile will have a 32GB model available, so this is something we need to watch for.
The rest of the specs include an 8MP camera on back and a 1.9MP shooter in front. The phone is NFC enabled and offers 42+ HSPA connectivity. Android 4.0 is installed and a 2100mAh battery will be supplying the power. Yes, it all sounds good and surely must have T-Mobile customers drooling quite heavily now. Hopefully Samsung Mobile USA gets on the ball and issues its own release soon.
source: SamsungCanada via TmoNews
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Canada, today announces the models details and availability date of the much-anticipated GALAXY S III. Beginning June 20th, the Samsung GALAXY S III will be available through leading Canadian wireless carriers and authorized national retailers.
“We are very excited to bring the highly anticipated GALAXY S III to Canadians so they can experience firsthand, the power, performance and passion that Samsung is known for,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. “This next generation of the GALAXY S series is sleek and stylish, and offers users features that promote sharing, and are intuitive and powerful, allowing Canadians to enjoy a more human experience with their smartphone.”
Smart enough to detect face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the user, providing users an interface that is convenient and natural.
- With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how the user is using their device such as, reading an e-book or browsing the web. By having the front camera identify eye motion the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
- The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ an advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to user commands. S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands, such as allowing the user to play a favorite song, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
- With ‘Smart alert‘ the GALAXY S III will alert the user by catching any missed messages or calls with a vibration to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle. If the user is messaging someone but decide to call them instead, they can simply lift phone to their ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number.
Easy and Instant Sharing
The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of location with the following features:
- With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android™ Beam™, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.
- The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
- ‘AllShare Play’ can be used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and tablet, PC, and televisions that are DLNA enabled, regardless of the distance between the devices.
- The ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows users to share their screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; users can comment and draw changes at the same time as co-workers- witnessing real-time sharing on individual devices.
- The preloaded ‘Dropbox’ application provides an even more convenient sharing experience, supplying 50GB of free storage for two years for not just image and music files, but now also for video content. With the GALAXY S III files can also be instantly uploaded through data networks without requiring WiFi access.
With a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.
The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, with features such as:
- ‘Pop up play,’ users can play a video anywhere on their screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
- An 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets users capture moving objects easily without delay, with the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience.
- HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which users can use to capture a video of themselves. An improved backside illumination sensor further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low light conditions.
- With Samsung Hubs, users can continually refresh phone content through the ‘Game Hub,’ which provides access to numerous social games, while Video Hub, a new service offering to the Canadian marketplace, brings users high quality TV and movies for rent . Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service.
The GALAXY S III will be available for purchase in Canada starting on June 20, 2012. Samsung is pleased to be working with all of the leading wireless providers in Canada, to give our customers a choice of service provider. The SGH-i747 variation of the GALAXY S III will be available from Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers Wireless. The SGH-iT999 model will be available from Videotron, Wind and Mobilicity.
Additional Features Include:
- Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz
- Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset
- OS (Shipping): ICS 4.0.4
- Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 133g
- Memory: 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory (SGH-iT999)
- Expandable microSD up to 32GB
- Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 (306ppi)
- Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video Out
- Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
- Battery: 2100 mAh
- TouchWiz with Motion UX
- S Beam
- AllShare Play enhance functionality
- MP3/ACC+/WAV audio player
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.263/ H.264 Video Player
25. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)
T-Mobile, here I come. lol! Really though......
3. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
just because its goin to release in those 2 canadian carriers which also use the 1700 mhz band like t-mobile usa on june 20 doeznt mean t-mobile will get it june 20. One thing i learned from samsung the hard way is that usually the US Is the last place to get there phones like with the galaxy s 2 and the galaxy note everyone else around the world europe, asia, australia, canada EVEN mexico always gets there phones first sucks but true. Like with the galaxy note att got it a lil while ago my relatives in mexico had the galaxy note on " TELCEL" ( a mexican gsm carrier) since like last october nd they also get the same versions of the phones they get in europe with the home button in the middle not the buttonless version att got here so yea i doubt it t-mobile will get it on june 20 sucks because i decided to get this phone and try it but who knows when wel get it in the US .
24. cmikeh2 (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 May 2012)
It's not the shared band but the model number on which the speculation is based. The T-Mobile GSIII passed through the FCC as the SGH-T999 whereas this one is the SGH-iT999. The similarity suggests identical specs.
34. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 328; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
Happens all the time! Let's just be patience
4. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
I am waiting for Super 3 for so long and June 20 is coming so slowly for T-Mobile and other US carriers.
5. metoyou (Posts: 264; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
They should put quad-cores on AWS version and with 2 gig ram is super awesome!
tho I don't think we ever use up to 1 gig of ram but not complaining if it come with 2 gig :)
6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Say bye bye to Blackberry is going to fall off the RIM.
7. Cerberusa2a (Posts: 33; Member since: 24 May 2012)
2 gigs of ram...my pants just got a bit tighter! I will punch Verizon in the face if they mess this up!
9. Zayuh24 (Posts: 147; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
That works PERFECT for me because my birthday is June 23 haha. I'll use my gift cards on this beast (or a Canon Rebel T3i).
10. jove39 (Posts: 1130; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Will miss exynos...but 2gb ram is little assuring.
15. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
its not, but its no exynos 4412 either.
Hopefully the extra ram is utilized to help boost performance and page file size to make up for what it lacks in actual horsepower.
12. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
2GB RAM is nice, but if the US version does comes with the S4 processor then Samsung wont be getting my money. I don't see why they don't put the Exynos 5 dual in it. Also, who would buy this when they can go buy an unlocked international version and have the quad-core processor.
14. skymitch89 (Posts: 925; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I guess that we'll just have to wait until the official announcement from Samsung about what the US variant(s) will come with.
16. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
here's the up and the down as I see it, hope it helps.
proper utilization of the extra ram can help bolster CPU/GPU performance if done right. Basically its like sticking a turbo on an engine to increase output. So IF its done right, it may come close to washing out some of the power difference between the chipsets. We will have to wait for a retail unit vs retail unit bench comparison to find out though.
Exynos 5 is not ready for the mass production needed to carry the SGS3's sales. If you wanted that, you would probably want to wait for the Note as I have a sneaking suspicion that the Note 2 will be the first phone with the 5250 installed.
I myself toy with getting an unlocked version and bringing it stateside. IF you happen to be in a major metro area, you might be part of the 1900 conversion like I THINK I am (and it might have already happened in your area), then all is roses. However, if your not, you will be giving up all 3g and 4g access and be stuck on edge/wifi only. So you gotta really think about how you feel about that.
When the retail to retail comparisons come out, I'll make my final decision on weather or not im getting the SGS3. If they can optimize the extra memory well enough that the chips are within say 10% of each other performance wise, I may break down and buy a crapdragon enhanced version. But its going to take MANY positive comparison tests to get me to that point. If not, I'll see who else wants my money for a super spec device.
No, for the haters, that wont make me change my mind about chip rankings.. rankings are rankings, period.
19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
like if it actually uses it's support for dual-channel memory with 2GB for instance. i'd rather have 1GB of dual-channel memory than 2GB of single channel memory being that my 1GB of the dual-channel variety has been sufficient enough for me thus far.
20. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
id much rather have the dual channel set up myself. Well, it wont be too much longer until we get a real confirmation or someone tears the thing down and checks under the hood.
22. Birds (Posts: 848; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
For me, I't doesn't matter. All I know is that Sprint, will have the best version so I'm fine. I see where you are coming from but I'd rather pay 200 for a phone then like 650 for it is. Not to mention you guys are just spoiled. lol They only reason I would buy a quadcore device is because of its graphics but.....still, I'm a cheap bitch so subsidized prices are my savior....lol
23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
actually i'm pretty sure everyone will be getting the same thing.
27. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Especially since Sprint is now releasing LTE devices instead of Wimax, basically saying they will get the same version as US Cellular, and Verizon. aka S4 with 2GB of ram which is plenty for me.
29. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
did the LTE version have 2gig of ram too? I cant remember off hand. For some reason I was thinking it was 1gig. no?
35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
so far it seems that the pattern is if it has an S4 it'll have the 2GB of RAM.
13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5426; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
well at least we're being appeased with 2GB of RAM. o:
17. lzsbleach (Posts: 154; Member since: 20 May 2012)
That means the S4 sucks, they have to put 2 gigs of ram so it can perform close to the exynos. I want the original and I still dont see how samsung is going to push out Apples A5 chips on lte and they cant even make theres compatible in the states.
18. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
there is still nothing firm about the iphone going LTE. dont get upset at rumors. :)
26. CellieCell (Posts: 82; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)
If Samsung is reading this, I would like to know why they aren't using the quad core for Tmobile USA version, since they don't have LTE!?? Even though the s4 is still better than what's available now, but I would like to see a true n newly refreshed galaxy phone launch in US shores! That alone I believe would gain some customers from other providers.
Thanks for reading.
28. kshell1 (Posts: 1112; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
They are doing the s4 with 2gb of RAM so that it can have their HSPA+42mbps speeds over the strength of the exynos. Which if the RAM is dual-channel then we will more than likely be fine. If its CPU/GPU im worried about ill gladly root and overclock both a bit to where it equals the exynos in performance.
30. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
your not alone, but what Kshell said was right. they want the "42mb/s" moniker over the "fastest quadcore phone on the planet" moniker.
I think its a bad decision myself, but we dont really get a vote it seems.
If you live in a major metro area, you can always get confirmation that your going to be in the 1900mhz 3g/4g conversion area and get one imported.
31. longboardluv (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 May 2012)
it looks like it will be a NFC phone, but will it have Google Wallet?
32. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
If they do exactly that for Verizon in white, that is my next phone. Still going to follow what apple is doing with the next iphone but it has to be AMAZING for me to leave android. have had blackberries and androids so the iPhone is the only (relevant) OS I haven't experienced. oh ya RIM is gunna go bankrupt so nvm....
33. kanagadeepan (Posts: 517; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)
2Gigs of RAM or QuadCore????
Why NOT have both, atleast in T-Mobile version, who have NO immediate plans for LTE rollout???
36. johnd20 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Heres another great article i found it has the FULL specs and all the information you need to know about the Galaxy S III.http://www.empowernetwork.com/