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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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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28 Comments

1. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Ohh la la !!

20. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

That's my gripe with Samsung. they always bring out different versions of the same device!! You can never own the latest Samsung phone because there's always another slightly better one coming out in a month or two!

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

so.. your mad that they make progress and then sell the progress to make money to afford to pay for more progress in a highly competitive environment? sounds like you need an iphone. that way you can make sure no one has a nicer iphone for a year or 2... and even then the next one is so minorly upgraded that you just dont mind.

2. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

Fake.It is photoshopped.

14. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

*allegedly* -.-

22. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

yeah, look at the FFC, it's too near the edge of the screen.. i don't think that's possible (yet)..

3. e.wvu unregistered

If that was real, I wish that was the U.S. version instead.

4. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Even though its looks fake, I like the design better than the original.

5. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I prefer the rounded corners honestly, tho I do like the squared off as well. I'd be happy with either design really.

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I like the rectangular shape phone too but USA is rounded.

7. thelegend6657 unregistered

If this is real is that on a GSM carrier ? I am thinking of importing one.

9. adi4u4882

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

I dont understand why someone would thumb down your comment.

8. brianreigh

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

it's definitely fake... they might have confused it with the Galaxy R, which looks exactly like the photo (also running Touchwiz Nature UX) except smaller... (and it's said to launch sometime this month only in the Korean market)

10. samesoon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

i think that's galaxy m style in Korea

11. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

its not fake!! Thats galaxy r!! Quad core exynos 2gb ram korea version of sgs3!!

12. G2userLuvit

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 09, 2011

Now thats a gs3 i'd buy... im gonna stick with the gs2 just because I don't like the look of the US version.

13. Ohrules

Posts: 327; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

seriously, am i the only one who notices that the 'square' S3 does not include the SAMSUNG label? So the pic is obviously fake :/

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

bad fake. no samsung logo. its just a white sgs2/note made to look like an sgs3. I'd buy it though. :)

23. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Hey Remix! I've been looking for you! I just pre-ordered my GS3 (Exynos, ofcourse!)! wooohoooo!!! :p I'll be getting the white one by mid next week. You want me to upload stuff like benchmarks, unboxing, etc? :)

25. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

oh you know I'd love that. :)

16. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

i like the look of the sqaure version however the picture look like photoshop.

17. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Hmm... I would take any, too bad i have no money.

18. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

is it me or the front camera just too close to the screen? This looks soooooooooooo fake, come on now guys, really? If you believe this, well you must be..........

19. kyan-

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 25, 2012

phonearena. bringing out news that were dead several weeks ago and branding them new

24. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I love my S3, I like the square design too but I now love this round edge design. It's like a white marble :-P

26. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

That might be a galaxy s3 lte. Since in korea, the galaxy s2 and galaxy s2 lte looked different

27. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Thumb up if you prefer the original design Thumb down if you prefer the korean version Thumb Right if you are Apple Fansboy

28. robinkhan

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2014

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