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.

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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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)



1. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

day one purchase on Magenta for me. - )

25. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

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

2. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

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

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 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 .

24. cmikeh2

Posts: 26; Member since: May 09, 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.

34. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Happens all the time! Let's just be patience

4. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I am waiting for Super 3 for so long and June 20 is coming so slowly for T-Mobile and other US carriers.

5. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 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 :)

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

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

7. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

2 gigs of pants just got a bit tighter! I will punch Verizon in the face if they mess this up!

8. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

This just got reallly good.

9. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 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).

10. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

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

11. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

If it helps, that S4 ain't no slouch

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

14. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

19. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that's true. o:

22. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

27. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

29. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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?

35. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so far it seems that the pattern is if it has an S4 it'll have the 2GB of RAM.

13. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

17. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 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.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

26. CellieCell

Posts: 151; Member since: Apr 14, 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.

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