Samsung Galaxy S III for Canada confirmed with 2GB of RAM and 1.5 GHz dual-core

May 30, 2012
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Today Samsung has finally announced what we all knew was coming. Canada (and probably the US too) will all get the Galaxy S III soon and most likely none will come with their quad-core processor. Instead all Canadian carriers will receive the Galaxy S III around June 20th and it will be rocking a dual-core processor instead, one that is capable of 4G LTE. More details and press release info after the break.

Samsung has confirmed they'll come equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1.5 GHz dual-core S4 processor (Same as HTC One S), 4G LTE speeds, and just as rumors suggested -- 2 GB of RAM. Yes it appears that not only will some Japan models come with 2GB of RAM, but Canada and most like the US Galaxy S III's will all have 2GB of RAM. Whether that much is needed or not remains to be seen, and I'd love some benchmarks with that much RAM under the hood, but for now we'll just have to wait. Here's the official specs:

- Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset
- OS (Shipping): ICS 4.0.4
- Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 133g
- Memory: 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory (SGH-iT999)
- Expandable microSD up to 32GB
- Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 (306ppi)
- Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video Out
- Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
- Battery: 2100 mAh

According to Droid-Life all Canadian carriers will have access on or after June 20th of the new flagship phone, which goes exactly along with previous reports. Everything else appears to be the same and hopefully by the end of June Samsung has fixed the problems with the Pebble Blue version, because that is what I want.

[via NewsWire]


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  • trev

    What about 64 GB ?

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      I also put the 16/32GB in bold because they don’t mention 64GB at all man..

      Also I hope T-Mobile’s version will be Exynos 4 Quad since their LTE is a year out still

      • http://twitter.com/inMikeWeTrust_ justbelikemike

        I hope it comes with Exynos instead of Tegra 3 lol

      • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

        Bla that is what i meant..

      • lazrrocketarm

        Probably will be the same as the Canadian sgh-iT999. S4 due to the hspa+ 41 mbps specs. The international hspa+ only supports up to 21mbps

  • gmaninvan

    The big three maybe but I bet Wind/Mobilicity/Videotron will get the quad core tegra 3. They don’t have their LTE networks up yet and frankly I don’t care lol. I think speeds are good enough on 3G+ and the battery life is much much better.

    • sean

      Wind and mobi are getting the i999 the same phone but with LTE disabled so roms woyld probably work on both phones

      • gmaninvan

        Why would they do that? Samsung has been typically going Tegra 3 + HSPA+ or S4 with LTE. I can’t see why they would make another variant unless they want it to be able to turn on LTE via software when the network is ready but that wont be for a while.

      • lazrrocketarm

        Probably because the hspa+ version supports only 21 mbps.
        They had to do something diffrent for the 41 mbps hspa+.

      • gmaninvan

        None of the new entrants networks go up to 41 yet anyways. and likely wont for a while. I can’t see this being the reason.