Samsung Mobile Canada Confirms Galaxy S III Specs For T-Mobile

I don’t know the Canadian national anthem but if I did, I’d be singing it right now as Samsung Mobile Canada just confirmed the North American specs for the SGH-?999 aka Galaxy S III device. T-Mobile will receive a HSPA+ 42Mbps model, billed as the SGH-iT999 for our friends to the north and just SGH-T999 here in Magenta-land. Furthermore, Samsung Mobile Canada seems to confirm our intel for June 20th availability of the Galaxy S III.

So the specs, that’s what you really want to know right? The quad-core Exynos processor has been dropped in favor of the dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, though you’ll be given 2GB of RAM giving you some extra bounce in your step. The rest of the specs match up with everything else we’ve seen thus far: 4.8″ Super AMOLED 720p screen, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.9megapixel front facing camera and a 2100mAh battery.

On a side note, this press release doesn’t show a 32GB variant of the SGH-iT999, which is different from our intel regarding T-Mobile’s upcoming launch. However, the 16GB model has expandable microSD memory for 32Gb of storage. We’ll just have to wait and see what the real deal is as we wait for T-Mobile to drop their own press release.

Hit the full press release below for all the details as just about everything here should line right up with T-Mobile’s own variant of the Galaxy S III.



Full Samsung Mobile Canada Press Release:

The Samsung GALAXY S III provides Canadians with a more human smartphone experience

Canada NewsWire

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2012

Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the Samsung GALAXY S III brings the best combination of power and performance to the Canadian marketplace

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Canada, today announces the models details and availability date of the much-anticipated GALAXY S III. Beginning June 20th, the Samsung GALAXY S III will be available through leading Canadian wireless carriers and authorized national retailers.

“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,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. “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.”

Natural Interaction

Smart enough to detect face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the user, providing users an interface that is convenient and natural.

  • With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how the user is using their device such as, reading an e-book or browsing the web. By having the front camera identify eye motion the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
  • The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ an advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to user commands. S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands, such as allowing the user to play a favorite song, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
  • With ‘Smart alert‘ the GALAXY S III will alert the user by catching any missed messages or calls with a vibration to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle. If the user is messaging someone but decide to call them instead, they can simply lift phone to their ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number.

Easy and Instant Sharing

The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of location with the following features:

  • With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android™ Beam™, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.
  • The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
  • ‘AllShare Play’ can be used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and tablet, PC, and televisions that are DLNA enabled, regardless of the distance between the devices.
  • The ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows users to share their screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; users can comment and draw changes at the same time as co-workers- witnessing real-time sharing on individual devices.
    • The preloaded ‘Dropbox’ application provides an even more convenient sharing experience, supplying 50GB of free storage for two years for not just image and music files, but now also for video content. With the GALAXY S III files can also be instantly uploaded through data networks without requiring WiFi access.

Uncompromised Performance

With a 4.8? HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.

The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.

The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, with features such as:

  • ‘Pop up play,’ users can play a video anywhere on their screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
  • An 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets users capture moving objects easily without delay, with the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience.
  • HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which users can use to capture a video of themselves. An improved backside illumination sensor further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low light conditions.
  • With Samsung Hubs, users can continually refresh phone content through the ‘Game Hub,’ which provides access to numerous social games, while Video Hub, a new service offering to the Canadian marketplace, brings users high quality TV and movies for rent . Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service.

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.

Additional Features Include:

  • Processor:
    • 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
  • Other:
    • 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

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  • James

    I knew it no quad core  now lets wait for  iphone

  • James

    Its sad  we all know that they wont lets a quad core in the  US until Apple bring its own. too bad for T mobil  a quad core would  help sales.

    • Gavin Varitech

      I’d rather have 2GB of RAM than a quad core CPU (compared to the 1.5ghz dual core Snapdragon S4 we’re getting) anyways.

      The real reason is because Sammy’s quad core Exynos isn’t LTE compatible, so only T-Mobile would be able to use it, so they gave N American phones the same processor across the board rather than everyone else an S4 and just T-Mobile a quad core Exynos.

      In the end it’s going to make very little difference, if any, to 99% of users and the S4 with DOUBLE the RAM of the quad core version may end up being the better performer and should have better battery life.

  • The Mob145

    funny how some people cry just because it doesnt have quad-core. How much better can your life get with Quad-core? Grow up! This is why America is all jacked up.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      LOL… I don’t think “growing up” is the issue, it is just that the geeks have to have the fastest and best spec’d phone, especially when there’s different iterations debuting.

      I think you’re right about quad vs. dual core. Most people won’t know the difference between the two, assuming the average/typical user is not browsing the Net with stopwatch in hand, timing page load times. (In fact, I have had all the fast phones, I have never timed page loads and when I read reviews where the author talks about differences between phones, that is, performance, I start falling asleep when they talk about differences in milliseconds.)

  • vsu14

    Can anyone give me a educated guess on how much the Samsung Galaxy SIII will cost on T-Mobile 2yr contract ????

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      I’d say about $250, at most. The carrier war against prepaid is now dictating prices postpaid will charge for handsets. (And I still stand by my prediction, by 2013 more people will be on prepaid contracts than post-paid.)

      So to lock you into a lucrative 24 month contract IMO carriers won’t dare charge you more than $250 for a top-of-the-line phone. After all, a phone discount is all they have to offer people to get them agree to a contract that will cost them $1,000 to $2,000 more than prepaid over the life of a 24 month contract.

    • sharklover

      Lets hope for $199 but at most $229.

      • JBLmobileG1

        My guess is $260 although I am sure you will be able to find it cheaper if you shop around.

        • vsu14

          yeah I honestly dont want to pay more than 199 but i NEED a knew GOOD phone so I might put out….

  • gtr

    2g ram how amazing oh wait with ics on my amaze i have 2.3gig ram 9.7 phone storage and 32sd plus 1.5 dual core. i do like the bigger screen on samsung thou but not much of upgrade 

    • JBLmobileG1

      The Amaze only has 1gb of ram with or without ICS not 2.3. That extra gb should improve Android quite a bit more. Don’t get me wrong, I Love my Amaze but I doubt it’s going to be as nice as the GS3 with the specs it has. The extra ram should help with zero lag.

    • Dwall85

      How do you have 2.3 gigs ram on a 1024 ram Max device??? s4 chip in that will be very fast matched with Mali 400 .
      Also go spec to spec with them and tell me its not an upgrade .
      I have the evo lte in hand and sgs2 on my desk clear difference in them as far as power both dual core so the s4 evo scores stock way higher in bench than sgs 2 oced to 1.8 if u want a bigger step in an upgrade why not get the international version and hope apps work for that quad cores full potential like I am lol

    • Gavin Varitech

      The HTC Amaze has 1GB of RAM.

  • John Voss

    soooo if the gsIII and the note are both dual core, assuming you got big hands, why not the note then?

    • Sniper1087

      because the note has S3 processor not S4 and it is a big difference in architechture, S3 is on ARM 7 Architechture and S4 is based on ARM 15 Architechture, so better performance on S4, thats why.

  • Carloslacend

    Sorry. I’ll have to see the official announcement and I can not understand how the hell tmobile release the note to s3

    • J-Hop2o6

      WTF? It says right there inside phones rom. Can’t get any clearer than that. Plus its still the Note, not a Note 2. Doesn’t make sense to upgrade the SoC when its the same exact phone thats been out for months. Would it be nice to upgrade the SoC? Yes, but unrealistic.

  • now_onTMO

    i wish there is a pic to see it… hehe

    i bet it looks nice

  • J-Hop2o6



    I hope they retain the physical button.