Samsung has finally confirmed the upcoming availability of the Galaxy S III super-phone in Canada, along with its full specs.
Yesterday we reported
that the smartphone would be offered via Best Buy Canada from $150 CAD with a new three-year agreement. Today, Samsung announced that beginning June 20 the Galaxy S III would be available through leading Canadian carriers and authorized national retailers.
The SGH-i747 version of the Galaxy S III will be available from Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers Wireless, while the SGH-iT999 model will be available from Videotron, WIND Mobile and Mobilicity.
However, unlike the European version, the Canadian variations will be shipped with 2GB of RAM and Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz.
In addition, the South Korean company also mentioned that the SGH-i747 model would come with full LTE support, whereas the SGH-iT999 variation will only feature HSPA+ (42Mbps) connectivity.
Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy S III
(SGH-iT999) model packs only 16GB of internal memory, but the SGH-i747 will be available in two versions: 16GB or 32GB. However, both smartphones are said to embed microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to32GB).
Software-wise, the Galaxy S III is powered by Google’s latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system integrated with TouchWiz UI 4.0.
Several innovative apps and services will be included as well, such as S Voice, Smart stay, S Beam, Buddy photo share, Group cast and Samsung Music Hub. With the preloaded Dropbox app, users will be provided with 50GB of free cloud storage for two years.
“We are very excited to bring the highly anticipated GALAXY S III to Canadians so they can experience firsthand, the power, performance and passion that Samsung is known for. This next generation of the GALAXY S series is sleek and stylish, and offers users features that promote sharing, and are intuitive and powerful, allowing Canadians to enjoy a more human experience with their smartphone
,” said Paul Brannen, vice president, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada.