Samsung Galaxy S3: Long wait may soon be over for US stores

The US version of the Galaxy S3 will be launched for both 4G LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks.

Zeebiz Bureau

New Delhi: Samsung Galaxy S3 which was launched amidst much fanfare in Seoul, European, Middle Eastern countries and India last month is expected to be launched in United States in the third week of this month.

The US version of the Galaxy S3 will be launched for both 4G LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks.

Prices will vary from carrier to carrier although the starting price is said to be USD 199.

Samsung has confirmed that the device is coming to all major US network carriers viz AT&T, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint along with regional carrier US Wireless.


It will run on: Samsung Galaxy S III runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). With a default user interface TouchWiz Nature UX. This samsung’s second phone to come with preloaded Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after Galaxy Nexus.

Display: It has a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display.

Camera: The phone's 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets user capture moving objects without delay. The 'Burst shot' function allows users to capture twenty continuous shots. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front facing camera.

Memory: 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon), microSD slot (up to 64GB).

Gaming: Samsung Galaxy S III features 'Game Hub' and 'Video Hub', which provide users access to various social games and high quality TV and movies, respectively. These will initially be introduced in select countries and subsequently on the global market.

Other features: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0(LE), Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR, Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)

Battery: Galaxy S 3 has a Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery which can ensures 11-hour and-40 minute talk time for the device.