If there’s any doubt left that Samsung’s new flagship will make it to every member of the Big Four American wireless carriers, let it end here. In addition to entries for the AT&T and T-Mobile models, Verizon’s Galaxy S III has made it to the well-trodden halls of the FCC, complete with the predictable CDMA and LTE bands. PocketNow spotted the highly anticipated device in the FCC’s standard filings.
There’s at least one surprise here: the Verizon Galaxy S III will have support for GSM voice and EDGE data around the world, presumably from launch or shortly thereafter. Big Red announced upcoming global support for international bands in the HTC Rezound and the Motorola DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX, so I suppose it shouldn’t be that surprising. It also means that with a little modding, the Verizon GSIII will work with AT&T and T-Mobile, though you’ll have to forego GSM data speeds.
We know from a previous benchmark leak that the Verizon Galaxy S III (and the rest of the American versions, with the possible exception of T-Mobile’s) will make do with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. This is because Sammy’s own Exynos 4 Quad isn’t yet compatible with LTE networks. What we don’t know is whether it’ll get bumped up to 2GB of RAM like the Canadian versions. Oh, and we don’t know anything about pricing or availability, though T-Mobile looks primed to release the phone on June 20th.