South Korean mobile phone carrier SK Telecom has officially unveiled its version of Samsung’s flagship Android-powered Galaxy S III smartphone.
The wireless carrier announced that there would be two different variants of this device set to arrive on its network, one offering support for 3G networks, and the other adding LTE capabilities into the mix.
The 3G flavor of the mobile phone will become available for pre-order through SK Telecom’s T World Shop
(limited to 5,000 consumers). The LTE variant will be released sometime in July.
The operator also announced that it would be offering special discounts to all Galaxy S and Galaxy S II owners who swap their handsets with the new flagship phone.
Unfortunately, SK Telecom did not offer info on the hardware specifications of the 4G LTE-enabled Galaxy S III, and we’re not sure whether the recently rumored variant
with quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM will prove real.
However, the company did announce details on the 3G flavor of the mobile phone, confirming the same 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor as for the international version.
The handset also arrives on shelves with a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display capable of delivering an HD resolution (1280×720 pixels) for a great viewing experience while on the go.
Moreover, it will sport 1GB of RAM, along with 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot so that users could expand the available storage by up to 64GB.
On the back, the new device
features an 8-megapixel photo snapper capable of recording videos in full HD resolution. It also packs a 2MP camera on the front to enable video calling while on the go.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, with the phone maker’s TouchWiz user interface on top of it, and with software enhancements such as S Voice, Smart Stay, Smart Alert and more.