Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S III to have different design?

Korean version of Samsung Galaxy S III to have different design?
Last year we saw three different variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II launched amongst the three major Stateside carriers that carried the phone. While both Sprint and T-Mobile's model had a 4.52 inch display, AT&T's unit was equipped with a 4.3 inch screen. And while Sprint and AT&T's version of the Samsung Galaxy S II was powered by a dual-core Exynos processor, the T-Mobile model had a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon under the hood. Arguably, the Sprint branded model, with the larger screen and the Exynos processor, was the most well-equipped of the three although it actually went by a different name.

This year, it looks as though 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

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