A minor (or larger, depending on what you think of it) iteration of Samsung’s latest flagship handset, the Galaxy S III, will soon be on its way into Australian borders. Telstra and Optus will be selling the handset with 4G LTE fully available for the handset. This new iteration has been dubbed the Galaxy S III 4G, it’s actually going to be the first LTE based variant of the handset to launch outside of Korean borders with Samsung’s own quad core Exynos processor under the hood. If that’s not enough of extra goodies for you, consumers who purchase the Galaxy S III 4G will have access to the much coveted Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight out of its box. Since we haven’t seen a Jelly Bean update just yet, surely this is going to make some users fairly jealous. Of course, we should be seeing a Jelly Bean update in the United States fairly soon with numerous leaks and external downloads popping up all over the place. What Samsung is holding off on, I don’t know.
It’ll be really interesting to see how fast the Galaxy S III 4G LTE will be over in Australia. As you know, it is a really good handset and is one of Samsung’s big flagship devices. That said, it’s LTE capabilities have got to be pretty dang fantastic. What I am curious about is if we’ll be seeing an LTE version in the United States soon or not. It’s questionable as Apple, the Cupertino based company, is looking to ban the Galaxy S III in the United States along with a list of other handsets. Hopefully it won’t prohibit Samsung from releasing an LTE version. Then again, since Apple has just recently got some four hundred LTE patents, they may have another weapon against the Galaxy S III if it were to get LTE in the U.S.
This 4.8 inch superphone will be launching on both carriers in October with two different color options for each network — white and blue for the Optus carrier and grey and black for the Telstra carrier. Optus has also said that if customers pre-order the Galaxy S III online, you can expect to receive your handset by September 20th, a couple weeks earlier from its official launch date. If you want a ton more information from the carriers themselves, just hit the source links below and you should be able to find everything you need to know about pre-ordering along with all the hardware information in Australia. If not, well, feel free to comment and we’ll try to help you out as best as we can!
Do you think that the Galaxy S III 4G LTE will arrive in the United States or are we going to have to wait until this court mess is all over with? Hopefully we won’t have to wait as this is a really good phone and seeing a 4G LTE network on it would be a beautiful thing.
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