Alleged photos of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III look just like international model

Alleged photos of T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S III look just like international model
Last year, there were some noticeable differences between the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the models sold in the States. There even was some difference between the models sold amongst those major U.S. operators that were offering the phone. You might remember that last year we showed you the difference between the Apple iPhone-style home button on the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Android navigational buttons used on the U.S. model. Apple had claimed in a lawsuit that Samsung had copied some of its designs for the Samsung Galaxy S II from the Apple iPhone, including the home button.

This year, it doesn't appear that there will be any changes between the international and U.S. versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III. If  pictures of the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy S III obtained by The Verge are legit, the device will look exactly the same-with a home button-as the international model. Outside of the T-Mobile branding on the back cover, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this phone and the international model.

But will there be any changes within the carriers in the States? Last year, T-Mobile and Sprint carried variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II with a 4.52 display. AT&T's model was equipped with a 4.3 inch screen. Additionally, both AT&T and Sprint (whose model also had a 4.52 inch screen) had versions of the phone powered by a dual-core Exynos processor while T-Mobile's model had a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon under the hood.

If we can go by the lack of change seen in the international model of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the purported T-Mobile model, there might just be one look for the device globally. Speculation is that T-Mobile will be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 20th.

source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral


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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. mandkeee

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 27, 2009

hate samsung .....

3. checkmymike

Posts: 219; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Samsung hates you too. So the feeling is mutual.

21. RoyalTroll

Posts: 32; Member since: May 16, 2012

You suck, this is one of the android phones that looks cool

2. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hmmm...no 4 capacitive touch buttons...I kinda like those...wish...with international device's look they also retained specs!

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I think that's wrong, it should be all capacitive buttons like the past 2 versions, in order to avoid being sued by Apple.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The white T-Mo GS3 looks more... well... white. The international looks beige compared to it. I was at least hoping they would change the screen size, make it a bit smaller, and hopefully have the quad Exynos instead of the S4... Unless the Exynos doesn't support 42 mb/s HSPA+

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i don't think Samsung will be making any changes to the US variants. it's all for the sake of getting them to the US in a short amount of time.

7. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

But shouldn't they replace the physical home button with capacitive? To avoid being sued like they did with the other Galaxy devices?

9. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

From what I am hearing, The two capacitive buttons that it has are already really easy to accidentally hit with the lower palm part of your thumb. The placement of all the controls are sorta awkwardly place in my opinion. I would have much rather seen them placed higher towards the screen... Or better yet, have on-screen buttons. :P But oh well.

12. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yeah, i'm totally with ya.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

they probably should've made them on screen function keys from the get-go. xD

8. GeekMovement unregistered

I'm not worried about them being sued because of the button, but I'm more sadden because I preferred the capacitive buttons rather than a home button AND capacitive buttons on the side. Would have been interesting to see if the carriers had different designs again. Too bad it won't be like that this time.

10. Nathan

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I would just buy a international Galaxy S3 battery door on Amazon.

13. dax0330

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 01, 2012

would be easier to use the existing design and slap in the required radios and bloatware for each carrier

14. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

If SS wanna change the design, maybe it will take quite a long time for manufacturing.

15. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

This is good news for T-Mobile consumers. Lets just hope that APPLE/ITC doesnt BANA OUR GSIII.

16. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

They better not. Why spend time suing Samsung because a phone that's better than the outdated brick than make their next iPhone better? By rumored specs, Apple is already behind in the mobile game so that's a shame really.

17. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I know but look what happened to the EVO LTE. Just hoping this doesn't happened to other FUTURE android device. I'm still waiting for my phone to come out on AT&T

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

they cant sue because of a center button. Samsung has been doing that longer than Apple has been in the phone game. The issue was the large center button + touchwiz looking similar to iOS. now the button is narrow and touchwiz nature doesnt look anything like iOS. They dont have a case to sue. Well, im glad that Samsung is finally exerting its muscle and not bending to carrier stupidity when it comes to changing up the device. Now if only they would not have bent on the exynos trade out for the HSPA+ version. :)

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I would buy it Day 1 if it supported 42mbps. In Chicago, my brother is averaging a good 24-26 in downloads. LTE speeds at half the costs. ;)

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

its giong to support HSPA 42mb. Thats why they trade the exynos quad for the crapdragon S4

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I know it is but I'm saying if the Exynos supported HSPA 42, its a day one buy.

20. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

its exactly the same, you wanna know how i know, my friends dad works for samsung and gave him the phone fot tmo usa

25. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Tell your friend to take pictures, send them to you so you can send them as a tip here. Or Tmonews, they get everything.

23. phunkenstein

Posts: 2; Member since: May 18, 2012

Remix, the S4 is not a bad core at all. What's the beef? It has consistently benchmarked at or around the Exynos. You and I both know our company is going to pick speed over processor for the masses.

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