Verizon and Sprint versions of Samsung Galaxy S III visit the FCC

Verizon and Sprint versions of Samsung Galaxy S III visit the FCC
Last year, Verizon decided to pass on the Samsung Galaxy S II deciding instead to offer the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. While this enabled Verizon customers to own an Android 4.0 powered handset before those customers of other Stateside carriers, there are some Big Red subscribers who will tell you that the nation's leading mobile operator made a big mistake by passing on the Galaxy S II.

But Big Red is not passing on the Samsung Galaxy S III as both the Verizon (SCH-i535) and the Sprint (SPH-L710) versions of the device visited the FCC. As expected, this means that each of the four major mobile operators in the States will be adding the highly anticipated phone to its line up. Both models offer connectivity through their respective Ev-Do and LTE pipelines. Additionally, Verizon's unit has some support for GSM and EDGE on the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands which allows for some basic global roaming although without 3G data coverage.

AT&T and T-Mobile's version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be model numbers SGH-i747M and SGH-T999 respectively. While the phone has yet to be introduced in the U.S., speculation is calling for a June 20th launch for the T-Mobile model.

source: FCC (1), (2) via PocketNow

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