T-Mobile Galaxy S III Press Shots Uncovered, Looks Like Its European Counterpart, Maybe

The Verge has just received what are purported to be T-Mobile’s USA branded Galaxy S III press shots, expected to be announced officially by Magenta in the coming weeks. The immediately notable part of these images isn’t what’s changed, it’s what hasn’t. In fact, these shots show that T-Mobile has picked up a almost identical model to the one being used internationally, a major change from years past when US manufacturers often requested large changes from their international counterparts.

For example, North American Galaxy S and S II variants famously asked for the removal of the physical home button in favor of a full row of four capacitive buttons. Still, we’ve got both blue and white here, seemingly confirmed our own intel that T-Mobile will receive both colors. No word on pricing or availability, but we have to take this as a sign that we’re getting close to something.

Honestly, I’m a little skeptical of these images myself. I do have a hard time believing T-Mobile wouldn’t ask for a single change in the device and the only branding is an easy to fake logo on the back. More importantly, T-Mobile press images almost always include some sort of T-Mobile branded apps, be it T-Mobile TV, My Account, Pre-installed Games etc. So, take these with a grain of salt as I’m a little skeptical.

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  • superg05

    the thing i don’t like is that these companies over seas always feel that the United States deserve these water down versions of the phones they release in europe and asia

    • Auser72

      It’s not the companies overseas. Its in the manufacturers best financial interest to create the least amount of variations as possible. They make the variations to cater to U.S. carriers requirements.

      • superg05

         no just looked into it they don’t have enough chips

  • secano

    I want it even if it’s fake! :)

  • Qbaby

    I think this is real!!! when I take a look at the Docomo LTE version, it also have the S4 chip and best thing of all it also have the physical home button!!?

  • Test

    Yup its all here to TMO samsung just announce

    • Test

      It is on samsung US webpage

  • Getsome

    Same format as the ones being tested at my center, and safe to say that this is accurate

  • Drhonk

    This pics are real guys, they are identical with verizon’s version of GS3 except for the logo in the back.

  • http://twitter.com/wutdaheck Heck Saints

    “The Samsung Galaxy S® III is optimized for peak performance on the nation’s fastest 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks, and will launch with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular.”