South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung has just managed to make its Galaxy S III smartphone a bit more appealing than it already was.
The company has just announced that an LTE-capable flavor of the device would arrive on shelves in its homeland market next week, featuring the much-praised quad-core Exynos processor.
Initially, the smartphone
was unveiled to the world with a quad-core CPU inside, but without support for LTE networks that have become so popular lately.
To enable users to take advantage of the high speeds that 4G networks have to offer nowadays, Samsung decided to include a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor inside it in LTE markets.
However, it appears that the handset vendor has finally managed to add LTE connectivity to its quad-core chip, and that it came up with a new Galaxy S III model to reflect that.
Better yet, to ensure that users do benefit from the greatest experience out there, the company also threw in the same 2GB of RAM that the dual-core flavor of Galaxy S III had.
For the time being, the smartphone was announced only for the South Korean market, where it should arrive as soon as next week, on July 9. The phone
will be released on the networks of all three major wireless carriers in the country, namely SK Telecom, KT and LG U+, and will also provide users with DMB TV tuning.
The rest of its specifications should remain unchanged, including the large 4.8-inch touchscreen display that can deliver an HD resolution, or the 16GB and 32GB options of internal memory.
The phone also sports microSD memory card slot, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back with support for HD video recording, and a 1.9MP camera on the front, for making video calls. Galaxy S III
is powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform at the moment, but it is expected to get a taste of the new Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS before the end of the year.