Here are the official specs of the Samsung Galaxy S III: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4, LTE-capable and 2GB RAM

It’s now official. Samsung Canada has issued a press release stating that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available to Canadians on June 20th. Many carriers, like Rogers and TELUS, have gone live with pre-order of this Android 4.0 powered device, but here’s a bit more info on specific model numbers:

Samsung states that “The GALAXY S III will be available for purchase in Canada starting on June 20, 2012. Samsung is pleased to be working with all of the leading wireless providers in Canada, to give our customers a choice of service provider. The SGH-i747 variation of the GALAXY S III will be available from Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers Wireless. The SGH-iT999 model will be available from Videotron, Wind and Mobilicity.”

So here’s the deal: the two handsets will have identical 1.5Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chips, but the Rogers/Bell/TELUS/Virgin version will be LTE-capable whereas the Wind/Videotron/Mobilicity version will have that portion of the baseband disabled (it will be compatible up to 42Mbps over DC-HSPA+). Both variations will come with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, but the LTE models will have the option (presumably at a later date) of a 32GB model. Yes, you read that right: 2GB RAM! Hit the break for the full specs:

– Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset
– OS (Shipping): ICS 4.0.4
– Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
– Memory: 2 GB RAM
– Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
– Weight: 133g
– Memory: 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory (SGH-iT999)
– Expandable microSD up to 32GB
– Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280×720 (306ppi)
– Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video Out
– Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
– Battery: 2100 mAh
– TouchWiz with Motion UX
– S Beam
– AllShare Play enhance functionality
– MP3/ACC+/WAV audio player
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.263/ H.264 Video Player

Everything else looks to be the same as the international variant. Sure, it’s a bit disappointing that we won’t be getting any Exynos Quad love in Canada, but as the benchmarks show in our One X review, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 chip is a winner.

Source: CNW

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