AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB only, but available in red

AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB only, but available in red
AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III

AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III

All of those U.S. carriers planning on offering both the 16GB and 32GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III take one step forward. Uh, not so fast AT&T. For reasons yet to be revealed, the nation's second largest carrier will be offering just the 16GB model of the eagerly awaited handset. With the microSD slot and $39 for a 16GB card, you can double the native storage to 32GB.

The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available for pre-order on June 6th for a price of $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. And while you AT&T customers might feel a bit slighted at not getting the opportunity to purchase the 32GB model of the device, you will get the exclusive opportunity to buy it in red! That, of course, is in addition to the Marble White and Pebble Blue colors that the other carriers are also getting.

You might recall that last year there were three different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II for each of the major U.S. carriers that offered it. Sprint had a model with a 4.52 inch screen and a dual-core Samsung Exynos processor. T-Mobile had the same sized screen but used a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. AT&T had the dual-core Exynos processor, but offered a smaller 4.3 inch display.Earlier on Monday, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular all introduced their versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III.

source: AT&T

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Galaxy S III AT&T
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(8.00h talk time)

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46 Comments

2. snotyak

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

I can't wait to see how the red looks!

15. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I thought they mentioned something about 2G of ram??

44. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

Yeah, instead of the Exynos 4412 and 1GB of RAM, all US Versions get a S4 and 2GB of RAM. Not worth it if you ask me, but I'm also not a professional on these things...

4. gaby1451

Posts: 119; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Well, I suppose the microSD slot will make up for the lack of expanded storage options?

46. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Not really if you have a sg3 with 32gb and get a 64gb micro sd youget 96gb of storage where if you have a 16gb and get a 64gb micro sd you only get 80gb

6. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

For most people 16GB is more than enough storage. Plus if customers really need more storage they can buy a microSD card on eBay for cheap and pick the size they need. To sum it up, I think AT&T made a good decision.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Red, white and blue, how patriotic! AT&T should launch this on the 4th of July. These are the same color options ASUS offers on their TF300 tablets.

13. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung = Korea

14. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

AT&T = United States of America

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Samsung = the company that actually manufactures the phone i.e. decides the design and the colors.

19. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

You'd be amazed at how much control carriers can have over design. Also, I was definitely joking about the patriotic thing, but I guess you really took my original comment seriously. I'm sorry if the sarcasm was lost on you, and I hope I haven't offended you in any way...

20. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

All I wrote was "Samsung = Korea." I'm not offended but rather I feel like I offended you and you took it as a challenge and replied "AT&T = United States of America." I probably shouldn't have even replied in the first place because I honestly don't really care, lol. I actually would have preferred they launch it July 4th.

32. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I assume you voted me down in the first place, so forgive me for taking offense. If that wasn't you, I apologise for the misunderstanding.

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

thats not true. the carriers get a final say in many aspects of the device, including color... which is why there were such wide variations in the SGS1 and SGS2. Samsung was just bowing to pressure from the carriers for modifications. It looks like they stood up to the carriers for the most part this time around since this seems to be the only variation other than LTE or HSPA+

25. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

So true. I think Samsung is doing the right thing by building a brand and improving that brand image by taking control over most aspects with respect to the product. They took a page from Apple on this one and I think in the long run it will return nothing but gains from them. They back took control of their product. Good for them!

43. WindowsPhone20.5

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

Those colors are also the colors of the South Korean flag.

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

this seems kind of disappointing to me.. it still has dual core and still 4.3 screen… no major improvements over the galaxy II devices already there… the one x seems like the better option for ATT

10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

No, the S3 will have a 4.8 inch screen on all the carriers. And the new processor, ICS, and the new software goodies will make for a great package.

34. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Not to mention 2 GB of RAM.

35. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Did the press release say 2GB RAM for At&t? I didn't see that listed.

38. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

From what I've read on various sites, all S4 variants are getting 2GB of RAM. It didn't say anywhere in the pres release though.

42. suricool

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

The article on the website said that at&t, verizon, tmobile, sprint, and us cellular were getting 2GB RAM

18. baldilocks

Posts: 1453; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

You need to read a little more. :)

11. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I know why they won't release it in 32 GB... ...Because they don't want it to be able to compete with their precious higher GB iPhone offerings. If they offered a 32 gig Galaxy S3, the memory card slot would allow for a 64 gig phone at a full hundred less than the iPhone. Apple must have had a FIT when the news about multiple memory variants came out.

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

If you want, you can buy a micro SDXC card 64gb to get total 80gb storage.

16. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Or how about 32GB + 32/ 64 GB microSDHC card for more storage space? People are constantly suggesting to others on using the phone as an all-in-one device (music, photos, videos, apps) so the more memory the better.

24. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

This would not surprise me at all.

36. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

The more a phone can store, the more potential data they will buy. 32GB would have been the better option for At&t than the 16GB.

21. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Kinda surprised seeing as Red is Verizon's thing that AT&T would carry it but then again they and tmobile seem more predisposed to color than VZW

26. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Old glory,anyone? hope that this model will be released worldwide...

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