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Samsung Canada leaks Samsung Galaxy S III specs for T-Mobile

Samsung Canada leaks Samsung Galaxy S III specs for T-Mobile
With all of the news about the Samsung Galaxy S III that has been leaked over the last few days, Samsung Canada has actually given us some useful news. With T-Mobile expected to receive the SGH-T999 model, Samsung Canada revealed the specs for the SGH-iT999 variant which is expected for Canadian carriers Videotron, Wind and Mobilicity. The unit launches in Canada on June 20th which confirms one rumor and might also confirm the June 20th launch date that is also rumored for T-Mobile.

Drooling for this?

Drooling for this?

With the understanding that the both the SGH-iT999 and the SGH-T999 models are the same, the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be equipped with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with resolution of  720 x 1280 and a pixel density of 306 ppi. No surprise that under the hood will be the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 S4 processor with 2 GB of RAM on board. Where we might have some confusion is with the native memory. Samsung Canada says the model is available only in 16GB with a 32GB capacity microSD slot. Early word is that 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
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posted on 30 May 2012, 18:53 3

1. Galen20K (Posts: 504; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


day one purchase on Magenta for me. - )

posted on 30 May 2012, 22:54

25. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


T-Mobile, here I come. lol! Really though......

posted on 30 May 2012, 18:56 9

2. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)


Come to At&t!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 30 May 2012, 18:59 3

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 .

posted on 30 May 2012, 22:24 2

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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 10:31

34. WakaFlakaD (Posts: 352; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)


Happens all the time! Let's just be patience

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:00 1

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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:01 3

5. metoyou (Posts: 277; 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 :)

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:21 2

6. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Say bye bye to Blackberry is going to fall off the RIM.

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:21 6

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!

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:27

8. Birds (Posts: 927; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


This just got reallly good.

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:30 1

9. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; 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).

posted on 30 May 2012, 19:57 5

10. jove39 (Posts: 1205; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Will miss exynos...but 2gb ram is little assuring.

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:00 6

11. nak1017 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


If it helps, that S4 ain't no slouch

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:50 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:10

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 982; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:17

14. skymitch89 (Posts: 982; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:57 1

16. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:22 1

19. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:28

20. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:35

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


that's true. o:

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:41 1

22. Birds (Posts: 927; 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

posted on 30 May 2012, 22:19 1

23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


actually i'm pretty sure everyone will be getting the same thing.

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:13 2

27. kshell1 (Posts: 1140; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:53

29. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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?

posted on 31 May 2012, 15:02

35. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 20:13

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5482; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


well at least we're being appeased with 2GB of RAM. o:

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:02

17. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; 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.

posted on 30 May 2012, 21:08 2

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


there is still nothing firm about the iphone going LTE. dont get upset at rumors. :)

posted on 31 May 2012, 00:51 1

26. CellieCell (Posts: 84; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:15 1

28. kshell1 (Posts: 1140; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 06:54

30. remixfa (Posts: 13902; 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.

posted on 31 May 2012, 08:12

31. longboardluv (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 May 2012)


it looks like it will be a NFC phone, but will it have Google Wallet?

posted on 31 May 2012, 09:09

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....

posted on 31 May 2012, 09:29

33. kanagadeepan (Posts: 589; 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???

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 00:35

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/idpin/blog/galaxy-s-iii-specs/

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