Samsung Galaxy S III Apparently Headed for All of the Big Four U.S. Carriers

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The official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III was yesterday, along with a promise that this cutting-edge smartphone will debut in America this summer. There’s evidence to believe that every major carrier in the U.S. will be offering it.

Samsung Galaxy S IIISamsung says that 300 carriers around the world will eventually be offering its newly-announced flagship smartphone. At this point, no carrier in this country has publicly committed to the device, but that’s apparently a temporary situation.

The Korean phone maker has created a web page where U.S. residents can sign up to be notified when the handset is available. This allows people to specify which carrier they use, and AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all listed, as well as U.S. Cellular and other smaller ones. While this can’t be called proof that the Galaxy S III is headed for these carriers, it is a strong suggestion.

Note: Samsung has modified its web page to remove the list of carriers. Still, a picture of the previous version has been preserved.

Indirect Evidence

It could be argued that direct evidence is superfluous. The Galaxy S II was the best selling Android smartphone of the past year by a good margin — it would be surprising if carriers did not pick up its successor, about which there has been a tremendous amount of hype.

Only Verizon out of the four top U.S. carriers did not offer a version of the Galaxy S II. It went with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus instead, which has not proved to be as popular. According to a roadmap of upcoming products, Big Red isn’t going to miss out on Samsung’s new flagship.

More About the Samsung Galaxy S III

This upcoming smartphone will feature a 4.8-inch, 1280 x 720 (720p), Super AMOLED touchscreen. It is going to run Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

Some of the specifications of the Galaxy S III will depend on where it’s being purchased. The U.S. version will have 4G LTE and a dual core processor, while the European one will be built around a quad-core Exynos processor but no LTE.  Different versions will have varying amounts of internal storage capacity: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB.

Rounding out the list of features will be a 2100mAh swappable battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, an 8-megapixel main camera and a 1.9MP camera on its front.

We have a hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy S III with our first impressions.




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