T-Mobile Galaxy S III Specs Rundown, See Anything You Like?

If you’re looking for a (mostly) complete spec rundown for T-Mobile’s upcoming Galaxy S III, I thought a bullet point list would help answer any lingering questions on the internals for Samsung’s newest flagship device when it arrives on June 21st:

  • 4.8″ 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 5.38″ x 2.78″ x 0.34″
  • 4.7 oz
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity
  • 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 4x zoom
  • 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB and 32GB internal storage options
  • Expandable memory with microSD
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • Wi-Fi direct group sharing for photos and video
  • AllShare viewing on compatible big screen TV
  • Wi-Fi calling
  • Smartphone Mobile Hotspot
  • S Beam capable
  • Available in Metallic Blue or Ceramic White
  • MicroUSB port
  • NFC
  • S-Voice

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  • Xavier

    : (   ….  why couldn’t you come on fathers day!!!!

  • Grrr

    dammit i want my friggin exynos.

    • Enoel69

      If u can wait till the refarming is done u can get the international version with quad core Exynos…will work fine but u will be limited to HSPA+ 21. I don’t understand why ppl take the Qualcomm S4 chip for granted…it is pretty damn  good. I but when the Quad core S4 chip  is used in future upcoming devices there will be no few trying to knock it down.

      • farfromovin

         True, but I use mobile data WAY too much to wait for a “planned upgrade” to actually appear when my city is HOSED in filthy fast 1700Mhz AWS. Plus, with the Tmo version there should be wifi calling included and that’s always nice when traveling!

  • farfromovin

    How abut the DAC? Is it built in Qualcomm or Wolfson…

    • spartanjet

      The international version has Wolfson, no clue on ours it wouldn’t surprise me if they substituted that out too =/

      I wonder if the notification light and FM radio made it in as well.

      • Lee72artis

        My thoughts exactly. Does the international version has the led and gmail radio?

    • I think it’s Wolfson, but if I had a T-Mobile Galaxy S III in my hand, I could probably find out what DAC is being used.

      • tmo

        The US version is a Qualcomm processor

    • farfromovin

       Oh and the unsubsidized pricing? I’m guessing (hoping) $499/$549 or is it $549/$599?

      • JBrowne1012

        499 would be ideal but One S is $599 and The GS2 unless they drop those price I think this is going to hit for at least $629

  • Jcoby123

    I thought this was quad core????? :?

    •  the international version is a quad-core with 1GB of RAM. the US versions will get a dual-core but 2GB of RAM.

    • tmo

      Only the International version (non-us) has the quad core…but in certain instances, it may run better for our use. Either way, I hope Apple trying to block this doesnt affect the release date or Ill be upset..

    • NuShrike

      There will never be an Exynos released in the USA for the foreseeable future. So forget the quad-core cpu.

      •  sprint had the exynos in their s2. The U.S. may not get the quad but they’re talks of a dual core exynos running at 1.7 thats compatible with Lte and hspa+

        • Emperor_hsu

           Wimax speeds topped out around 10 mbps that’s why they got the exynos.

  • Mueller2051

    been a htc fan, all i can say is ”  seeya  hello samsung ”  extermal sd and battery i can upgrade                                                          ‘

  • This is all Fine and dandy but i want pricing or a pre-sale cuz this will be my next phone! 

    • Kevin Gomes

      I’ve heard rumors that other retailers selling this phone retail for $549, don’t quote me but that was very surprising considering I paid more than that for my Nexus One. 

      • Ole

        Retail at Best Buy is $699.99.

        • whosaidwhat

          Best buy is not in the business of selling phones at retail so they ALWAYS jack up the retail price. This phone can be had for $550 at ATT and Sprint so it wouldn’t make sense for T-Mobile to sell it at $$700. Verizon wants $600 for it but that shouldn’t surprise anyone. 

  • tommy

    Will the Note on TMO have 42 Mbps?

    • niftydl

      The Note will likely have the same CPU as the AT&T version, which is the same chip as HTC Amaze 4G uses, so most likely yes.

    • niftydl

      The Note will likely have the same CPU as the AT&T version, which is the same chip as HTC Amaze 4G uses, so most likely yes.

  • pebbles

    Touchwiz = FAIL!

    • fixxmyhead

      touchwiz=win

      stock=lacks

      im dead serious

      • kk888

        stock=pure google
        sense=beautiful/failure manage resources
        old touchwiz=from the copy machine
        touchwiz nature ux=dull/tedious

        • fixxmyhead

          New touch wiz is awesome even better then the 4.0 one it’s really smooth. Had it on my old ROM but now I’m rocking official Telus ics on tmo s2

    • What was the last version of touchwiz you’ve used?

  • Guest

    Nice specs, but not nice enough to get me to buy. I just got a sg2 so I would have to pay full retail. 

  • pebbles

    physical buttons = FAIL!

    • JBrowne1012

      Yes because once that touchscreen fails like the sidekick 4G you will be wishing it had a button lol

    • spartanjet

      I love physical buttons, the screen is so small why do I want even less room with buttons on screen? I never will understand that.  Plus I love the one physical button, really nice touch.  To each their own I guess.

    • 21stNow

       I don’t like physical buttons either.  The Galaxy Nexus created a new standard for me with no physical or capacitive buttons on the face of the phone.

      A physical home button seems unnecessary and is just a plea for a(nother) lawsuit from Apple.  I don’t get Samsung on this one.

  • I think I would still rather have a Nexus…

    • farfromovin

       I’ll have a GN for sale on June 21st lol.

  • Get_at_Me

    No S-Voice???  haha…i kid, i kid…..solid specs all around tho…still undecided about this vs the note….why cant the note have the S4 chip?  that would make my decision alot easier…loll

    • MarcusDW

      Hey it could have the S4 chip.  We have yet to have confirmation of the final model specs.  

      • Get_at_Me

        If the Note has the S4, its a wrap!

        • MarcusDW

          Imagine the Note with S4 AND the new TW!!  Galaxy S Who?!.  

          I couldn’t imagine the Note coming out all late to the party with an inferior S3 processor and an outdated TouchWiz…  It might get the S4 but not the updated TW because its a specialty device with S-Pen and the “S-Suite” stuff or whatever lol.

        • DADDYM469

          It probably will and WHO THE HELL CARES!! You guys are acting like you’re gonna be running a protools recording studio on the darn thing its a phone…The processor had nothing to with you in the first place…Samsung is not an American cpmpany….they’re after I phone numbers and they’ll do it with whatever processor that will work consistently with the Carrier selling it..period…this is the most high end smartphone T mobile has ever carried…CAN WE CELEBRATE THAT!!

        • niftydl

           Alas, I would also buy the Note if it had an S4… ‘Dat screen. Sigh. S3 will have to do.

        • niftydl

           Alas, I would also buy the Note if it had an S4… ‘Dat screen. Sigh. S3 will have to do.

  • I don’t really get why the T-Mo version is coming out with the S4 when they don’t have LTE yet. Unless they’re “future proofing” it for use with T-Mo’s LTE if and when it does come out.

    • MarcusDW

      Exynos = 21Mbps HSPA+ while Qualcomm S4 = 42Mbps HSPA+.

      Now do you get it?

      • farfromovin

         No, Exynos = ATT HSPA or T-Mobile Edge while Qualcomm S4 = ATT LTE or T-Mobile HSPA+ 42. That being said, I wonder what the difference between the ATT version and Tmo version will be? Should be about the same device. That’ll increase dev support hopefully.

        • MarcusDW

          So CAN the Exynos run on AWS?  That is another one of the issues isn’t it?  Like you said.

    • BigMixxx

      S4 = America and Canada — Exynos is everywhere else in the world.

  • Lalkobes87

    Hey there are rumors of an led can anyone confirm?

  • mreveryphone

    Considering this one s hasn’t lagged yet I’m sure that extra gig of ram the s3 has to play with will have the phone flying! plus the battery life has been nice too! the s4 is a beast!

  • R Torres

    Im upset with the processor, so ill buy the international version.

    • fixxmyhead

      yea that s4 chip really bothers me. everything else is good

      • ogopogo

         The S4 is NOT a step down.

        • fixxmyhead

          its qualcomm there not known for having the best cpu’s. exynos is still a tad bit better. qualcomm does not come to mind when regarding good cpu’s

        • Lilguy13

          Then you need to educate yourself on the S4 Snapdragon, because it runs on the upgraded A15 architecture, the Exynos quad runs the last Gen A9, so I would say there is not gonna be much of a difference in performance, the main difference is gonna through gaming graphics, but the S4 will.not have a problem keeping up in that department either. Its a good chip and you people will see on the 21st, this device will not disappoint.

        • spartanjet

          Pretty sure this S4 is a A9/A15 hybrid.  The Qualcomm GPU is a step down from the Exynos.

        • souggie

          The s4 is the best of A9 and the best of A15 merged together with a much better process. On YouTube I saw quadrant benchmarks on the international quad core gs3 of about 5672. On my one s, I got a score of about 5344. I don’t think you lose much at all with the s4

        • spartanjet

          Pretty sure this S4 is a A9/A15 hybrid.  The Qualcomm GPU is a step down from the Exynos.

        • fixxmyhead

          its not really an A15. its based on A15 instruction set its like a hybrid between A9 and A15 from what i read and hear people say.

        • souggie

          You should give the chip a run first, then determine what is good for you. Keep in mind Samsung will probably optimize the snot out of this chip for maximum performance. They’d be stupid not to.

        • fixxmyhead

          its not really an A15. its based on A15 instruction set its like a hybrid between A9 and A15 from what i read and hear people say.

        • niftydl

           Agreed, most people are ranting and raging but the only slight downgrade is the GPU part. The S4 is better suited for practically everyone except hardcore gamers. I will take an S4 for web browsing and running general purpose apps over and Exynos.

        • niftydl

           Agreed, most people are ranting and raging but the only slight downgrade is the GPU part. The S4 is better suited for practically everyone except hardcore gamers. I will take an S4 for web browsing and running general purpose apps over and Exynos.

    • Guest

      The domestic S4 runs the next gen A15 architecture, the quad core exynos runs A9 both get about the same performance except S4 has faster data speeds.  Please read before posting.

  • Is it safe to assume this model, too, suports 64GB microSD? All the other carriers’ models do, but the TMO specs don’t mention it.

  • mike

    is that a tmobile store in the back ground because i see D30 cases

  • Nothing wrong with it to me, just ready to get it.  I’ve got this upgrade just dancing around in my head, lol. Come on already June 21st. 

    I called the dot.com, and they said they didn’t know what colors they would have on that day.  I don’t want ‘white’, it looks horrible on this phone to me.  The ‘blue’ is something special, wow. 

    • MarcusDW

      Is that… a tear?

      • lol, awww man…lol.

      • I found some BADDDDDDDDDD cases for the SGIII. They don’t have kickstands, but they are VERY nice man. Solid, and only cost about $10 shipped. Search Samsung galaxy s III TRIDEA case

        • MarcusDW

          See? That’s what I’m TALKIN ABOUT! I wouldn’t buy it but is a cool asss case and I’m just glad we have the option now.

        • Yes sir…

  • MarcusDW

    This phone is beast and I’m excited about:

    A NOTIFICATION LIGHT FINALLY
    2 Gigs of RAM
    The new TouchWiz(Yeah I’m a fan)
    The powerful battery saving processor(Exynos would be cool but I won’t see a difference this time I bet)
    2100mAh battery!!(I think I’ll get a full day of actually using my phone finally)
    The new camera features(the S2 already takes some mean pictures)
    4.8″ Screen size!(I wouldn’t buy the phone if it had a screen smaller than my GS2)

    I’m not particularly excited about S-Voice at all and I hope the upgraded PenTile tech doesn’t disappoint. 

  • DavidH

    WOW! Impressive specs. I might have to get this device.

  • Lou

    I might wait until we get some CM9 on the device.

  • sharklover

    I can’t wait for this phone. It will be really sad if apple is able to ruin the party. I bet HTC also hopes apple succeeds so they can sell more phones before this comes out. The S3 will have a huge impact on One S sales especially if its $199.

    • TrevorMadden

      I think HTC hates Apple after all the BS they put them through

    • TrevorMadden

      I think HTC hates Apple after all the BS they put them through

  • error

    it has glonass too

  • Test

    Oh David, sorry for ruining your party.  But Samsung just announced GS3 LTE with exyno in Korea KT mobile…… So they could do it with exyno, but they choose not to….. coz of the price……

    • Vim

      Do what with exynos?  Make one for T-Mobile? T-Mobile doesn’t care about LTE currently. It wants HSPA+ 42 support. Exynos doesn’t have that. As for other American carriers like AT&T, odds are that manufacturing constraints prevent Samsung from being able to make enough LTE chips to put in all the GS3’s they’re building.   So some places like the US will be getting Qualcomm chips instead. 

    • Spanky

      Since the Exynos is manufactured by Samsung in-house, don’t you think it’d be less expensive to use it, instead of the Snapdragon? Don’t get me wrong, I’d much rather have the Exynos as well, instead of the neutered version. However, it seems that the U.S. carriers are more concerned about the THEORETICAL data speeds than the actual device’s performance.

  • Kevinmarchibald

    Will the T-Mobile version have Bluetooth 4.0? I’ve seen articles on the Broadcom chipset that’s used that included Bluetooth 4.0, but wasn’t sure if that chipset was included with the U.S. build.

    • TrevorMadden

      Yeah it will

  • Dumbazz

    Please stop with the crying about the lack of 
    exyno. Some of you sound like 5 years olds. I feel embarrassed for you and lack of brain. 

    • MarcusDW

      lol

    • Test

      Don’t get me wrong, I am not crazy crave for exyno.  Its just that if they can make it work, why not make it out the right way?  My only thought again, have to do with the price of the chip, yes you were right, they manufacture their own, but still the snapdragon is costing less and easier for support.  HSPA+42 never even bother me, as I can never get pass 12mb so my thoughts were why not make a slower GSM version that will be compatible for the TMO HSPA+21 like the galaxy nexus but with exyno……

    • HeLLo

      Really?.And yet you are crying about people complaining so what does that make you look like? oh yeah a 5 year old.Feel embarrased about yourself since that is the only thing you do is complain about others.I feel sorry for you for being pathetic and a whiner so grow up already.

    • spartanjet

      I’m embarssed for you and your lack of knowledge.  The exynos is a hell of a chip, plus its unknown if samsung will optimize the phone for the S4 like they have for the exynos (I doubt it).  For people who like to game, watch video, or surf the net the faster GPU is much appreciated.  The GPU on my sensation and SG2 make me afraid to buy anything Qualcomm ever since its crap with constant lag and skipped frames.

      Personally I’d gladly give up HSPA+42 for the cores/gpu/optimizations with the Exynos, but the 1GB vs 2GB cloud that argument a bit.  I own a Sensation and a Tmo SG2 and I get virtually identical up/down speeds while one of them is a HSPA+ 42 phone and one isn’t even close to that so really HSPA+42 means about zero to me.

      • TrevorMadden

        Did you read David’s post about the benefits of the Qualcomm chip over the Samsung one?

        • spartanjet

          I did.  I’d still rather have the Exynos as of right now.  The Exynos GPU is more powerful than the Qualcomm.  As I said the 1GB vs 2GB make the choice harder but I’d take the more powerful GPU and more cores.  My sensation gets by with 768MB right now and I have a ton loaded on it.  Qualcomms gpu on the other hand I can’t overstate how horrible it is on my Sensation, S2, and HP Touchpad.

        • Errm. David didn’t write it. I did.

        • TrevorMadden

          I can’t overstate how much the 2GB means though. What phone manufacturers are thinking when they stick 1GB into a quad core phone…I don’t know. It’s such a bottleneck. I’d take 2GB and a dual core over 1GB and a quad any day.

        • spartanjet

          I did.  I’d still rather have the Exynos as of right now.  The Exynos GPU is more powerful than the Qualcomm.  As I said the 1GB vs 2GB make the choice harder but I’d take the more powerful GPU and more cores.  My sensation gets by with 768MB right now and I have a ton loaded on it.  Qualcomms gpu on the other hand I can’t overstate how horrible it is on my Sensation, S2, and HP Touchpad.

      • Zach Mauch

        So you don’t think they’ll optimize a chip that is universally used across their largest retail market in the world?  I don’t think you have anything to worry about.  The old Quad/1GB setup would only be preferable for use in apps that require high processor usage and are optimized for more than two cores.  That list is very short.  I think you’ll be fine.

        • spartanjet

          If they do actually put in the same work optimizing the handset for the S4 it will be great.  I have my doubts they will, and speaking of the power of one of the largest markets in the world lets not forget we were locked out of the Galaxy S2 for about 6 months, which doesn’t speak too highly of the weight we carry to Samsung.  You don’t have a 6 month delay on a product launch in a valued area carrier interference or not.

          Personally I’m hoping we see some reviews/benchmarks a few days before the 21st so we can judge the world version vs ours. I keep going back and forth on the unlocked world version or Tmo’s version.

        • farfromovin

           I think Samsung learned a lot about the rest of the market from the S2 launch and sales. That’s why theres a “world spec” S4 and a “euro spec” Exynos. Only two versions now instead of 7. Launched almost simultaneously. Besides, the S4 is in their home town market (Korea) so they won’t bastardize it. I’m sure their pissed they have to outsource just to meet LTE requirements, but they’ll get it figured out by next years product with their new fab plant.

        • spartanjet

          If they do actually put in the same work optimizing the handset for the S4 it will be great.  I have my doubts they will, and speaking of the power of one of the largest markets in the world lets not forget we were locked out of the Galaxy S2 for about 6 months, which doesn’t speak too highly of the weight we carry to Samsung.  You don’t have a 6 month delay on a product launch in a valued area carrier interference or not.

          Personally I’m hoping we see some reviews/benchmarks a few days before the 21st so we can judge the world version vs ours. I keep going back and forth on the unlocked world version or Tmo’s version.

      • farfromovin

         Really? My Sensation and GN get 6-9 down while all my friends with Amazes and One S’s get 15-25 down. Granted, there’s an argument to be made as to why you need that much bandwidth on a phone, but I do for downloading my CM nightlies lol. Anyway, I’d prefer the exynos as well, but I’m not too dissapointed in the S4 either. Not a huge gamer, but page rendering and movie playback is very important to me and I think the S4 Soc will be just fine. I’m really content with my GN, but the possible addition of a 64gb card to a GS3 has lured me in!!!

  • Josh Karwoski

    The S3 has a Super AMOLED HD screen, not just Super AMOLED.

    • secano

      Obvious resolution is obvious. 

      • MarcusDW

        lol

        lol twice @ this

  • Ggghh

    Does it have an FM radio

    • guest

      The FM radio is BIG deal!!! It was supposed to be in the SII but they just took it out. What gives?

      • niftydl

         Trying to convince people to buy the HTC Amaze/Sensation for the FM feature? Who knows.

      • niftydl

         Trying to convince people to buy the HTC Amaze/Sensation for the FM feature? Who knows.

      • sharklover

        HTC one s has fm radio but can only be used with headphones to act as antenna. Im returning it for the S3.

    • whosaidwhat

      It does.

    • whosaidwhat

      It does.

  • Guest

    I just got an update for my Galaxy II, does anyone know what this is or does?  Thx

    • MarcusDW

      Improvements:
      Random reboot/power off fixed Device stability improvements Qualcomm chip patch Google Security fixes
      It also removed wallpaper scrolling and I’m sure you’ve noticed the new lock screen and phone call answering layout.

      Not anything else that I know of.  Or can remember off top.

  • Guest

    I just got an update for my Galaxy II, does anyone know what this is or does?  Thx

  • One spec I still haven’t heard, price (retail)???? Why is Tmo waiting? release is Two weeks away? 

  • vsukid

    maybe I’m slow but are the specs speculation or real solidified facts and if there facts how do you know because i didn’t see any indication that the phone was specifically T-Mobile-Thanks & Please Respond 

    •  Those specs were all in the official press release by T-Mobile, look it up online.  I”m surprised you hadn’t seen it.

  • vsukid

    maybe I’m slow but are the specs speculation or real solidified facts and if there facts how do you know because i didn’t see any indication that the phone was specifically T-Mobile-Thanks & Please Respond 

  • Y314K

    COST, COST, COST…  What will the price @ launch be ?????????????????????

    P.S. The only way I would be ok with TMobile charging more then what the other carriers are charging would be if TMobile was getting the Exynos Quad-Core 2GB Ram version… And they are not… So just announce it already…

    • Jteng044

      i have a feeling the price will be the same as other carriers. 199.99 for the 16gb and 249.99 for the 32gb

    • Jteng044

      i have a feeling the price will be the same as other carriers. 199.99 for the 16gb and 249.99 for the 32gb

      • Y314K

        That is my first guess… But even US Cellular has release their price setup today….  Same as the others thru Mail-In Rebates….  And I don’t understand the point of the delay for TMobile to confirm a $199/$250 price…  U’r either waiting for it or not…  And the only thing that might derail plans to get it is a higher price then other carriers at launch…

        • Zach Mauch

          I think the delay is likely because of the father’s day promotion.  They don’t want to interfere with that or allow any loophole to get a S3 for free on that weekend.  I wouldn’t worry, everything so far has been identical accross carriers.  I’d be shocked if it was  200/250 contract and 600/650 retail just like everyone else.

        • Zach Mauch

          I think the delay is likely because of the father’s day promotion.  They don’t want to interfere with that or allow any loophole to get a S3 for free on that weekend.  I wouldn’t worry, everything so far has been identical accross carriers.  I’d be shocked if it was  200/250 contract and 600/650 retail just like everyone else.

        • 21stNow

           AT&T has the 16GB for $550.  I want to see if T-Mobile matches that.

        • in2android

          I want to see that too, but Tmo has the GS2 @ $599 for 16gb, so idk. Im gona say $599=16gb, $649=32gb. Either way, my wifes gona kill me come june 21st! lol….Me & my GS3 will probably be sleeping on the couch together for a few nights!!! 

        • Y314K

          I understand not putting the SGIII on their systems till after the FDP (Father’s Day Promotion)…  But all they need to do is release an official statement or Tweet with the price details…  Not sure how one can gain the system to get a SGIII for free without inside help…  If u know what I mean…

          There are only 3 phones that cost more then $199 with 2-year contract..  I still not sure why they can’t confirm the price…

      • Y314K

        That is my first guess… But even US Cellular has release their price setup today….  Same as the others thru Mail-In Rebates….  And I don’t understand the point of the delay for TMobile to confirm a $199/$250 price…  U’r either waiting for it or not…  And the only thing that might derail plans to get it is a higher price then other carriers at launch…

      • MarcusDW

        I think they are at odds with themselves about the pricing because they believe in LESS subsidy but to price it higher than FOUR other carriers is kind of suicidal since this phone and price has so much publicity.

        I’m curious to see.  

        Oh and they did this very same thing with officially announcing the GS2 and its Qualcomm processor.

  • Y314K

    COST, COST, COST…  What will the price @ launch be ?????????????????????

    P.S. The only way I would be ok with TMobile charging more then what the other carriers are charging would be if TMobile was getting the Exynos Quad-Core 2GB Ram version… And they are not… So just announce it already…

  • This is sad, Apple will have the first Quadcore phone in the US. :3
    Anandtech has a great writeup on the Quadcore SOC vs Qualcomm S4.

    • Zach Mauch

      It’s been well established that the move to the S4 and the 2GB of ram will be just as good if not better than the international setup.  The only case where the Quad would be preferable is high demand programs that are optimized for more than two cores.  That list is very very small.  For most applications, this processor will actually run faster, cooler, and use less power than the quad.

    • Zach Mauch

      It’s been well established that the move to the S4 and the 2GB of ram will be just as good if not better than the international setup.  The only case where the Quad would be preferable is high demand programs that are optimized for more than two cores.  That list is very very small.  For most applications, this processor will actually run faster, cooler, and use less power than the quad.

    • tspx23

      lol @ apple’s going to have the first quadcore phone in the US. your trippin, iOS5 can be run on an iPad 1 with an 800 mhz single core processor and 256mb ram. there is no way in hell apple is gonna shell out more $ to pay for hardware that they don’t need.

  • This is sad, Apple will have the first Quadcore phone in the US. :3
    Anandtech has a great writeup on the Quadcore SOC vs Qualcomm S4.

  • Ben4unyc

    Loving the new Metallic Blue! Wasn’t really down with that Pebble Blue.

  • Test

    Yo I think they will reveal the price on Monday or sometime next week, becasue they are having that Papa day sale weekend, if they going to reveal the price now, no one will grab the old devices.  They want to sell out all of their old inventory before they announce it……

    • 21stNow

      But, since the Father’s Day Sale is next weekend (not tomorrow), people would still know the price before the sale.  I’m trying to understand your rationale.

  • Tom

    I want to know if it will have the Wolfson DAC like the international version.

  • Lyman

    I just went to a T-Mobile store and I he said he’s just giving an educated guess, but price should be around $599 and they expect to have demo units in about a week before the June 21 release. I really want to see them in person to see if I like the blue or white more.

    • I would say that he might be close to correct, that sounds about right.  Blue will be my color of choice, because I’m tired of white phones now.  My Note, and S2…white.

  • Bdestroyer

    This is going to be a nice upgrade from my G2.  Been Out of Contract since 2006 haven’t bought a phone through Tmobile in 6yrs.  About dang time we get a nice big screen my hands are too big for those midget screens. 

  • Now put Windows Phone 8 on it and I’ll be a happy man.

    • Magnus100

      Try this one with Android and you’ll realize your windows 8 fetish is misguided.

    • Oh yeah, Windows 8 now, let’s all start increasing the hype for another garbage Microsoft product with ohh say what? 5% marketshare at the end of the day? Yah, you’ve all tried this before with the Windows Phone 7 launches a few years ago. A couple positive reviews and years of little one-off reviews of “oh, it’s so simple to use” haven’t produced JACK SQUAT. It’s 5% marketshare on a GOOD DAY, more like 2-3%. Pitiful.

      • None

        WOW.  All I read was “Now put Windows Phone 8 on it and I’ll be a happy man”.

  • error

    GLONASS gps and gorilla glass version 2 are not mentioned 

  • Ivan Sanchez

    it would be more impressive if the phone was connected to the HSPA network instead of EDGE.  just saying

    • what are you talking about? this phone is connected to HSPA+42….

      • Ivan Sanchez

        look at the snap shot of the phone.  its on E

        • Docavelli

          Look at the spec sheet.

          * HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity *

    • tommy

      Wow so observant, the picture shows it on Edge. great! a good laugh.

  • Ugh! Still no pricing. I see US Cellular announced their price as $299 plus a $100 mail in rebate for a final cost of $199. Please, T-Mobile, don’t make us do a mail in rebate. 

  • Y314K

    Fry’s has the Samsung 32GB Class 10 card for $30 this week…  I plan to get it price matched at BestBuy so I can finally Zero out a couple of gift cards…  Should be more then enough space for a 16GB SGIII & cheaper then getting the 64GB one…  And should be pretty fast as a class 10…

  • Y314K

    I’ve been checking New 2-Year contract prices vs Full Upgrade Pricing…  And is it just me or when viewing online the Full Upgrade Pricing (22 Months +) u still don’t get New 2-Year contract prices…  They seem to be normally at least $50 more… Or the options for some Free one’s like the HTC Amaze disappear…

    Anybody got any guidance on how best to do a 22 Month + upgrade…

    I’ll be halfway thru my contract around Aug. or Sept. But my full upgrade didn’t kick in till April of this year…

    • Andrew

       Sometimes they offer more of a discount on a new customer (New 2- Year contract prices) then they do on a full upgrade (22+ months).

      • Y314K

         Right..  Unless u complain…  Guess it’s a dance most of us would like to avoid but I want the same treatment for the same contract…

        • Corey21

          this argument gets so old all carriers give better pricing to new customers always been that way.

    • Oleg Ostrovskiy

      Call t-mo. They might give a discount or something. This phone is available on ALL carriers. $200 and they loose a customer or the same $200 and they get 2 years out of you.

      • Y314K

         Well…  Will need the phone pretty fast for someone going on a trip…  Guess I might call ahead to get an idea of what my options will be…

    • Andrew

       Just go into a store on the 15th or 16th of this month… Maybe they’re having the fathers day promo???

      • Andrew

         HA. Never mind forgot that it comes out the 21st.

        • Y314K

          Yeah.. Damn Calendar… LOL

    • Brubawil87

       That extra 50 bucks you are seeing in the classic pricing on older rate plans vs the new 2year prices for new value plans. Which are only available in a T-mobile retail store.

      • Y314K

        Humn…  Well I am comparing Online to Online prices..  No Retail Store stuff…  And Classic vs Classic pricing on the 1000 Classic Family Plan…

  • Andrew

    Does anyone know if this is going to take a Micro SIM or a regular?

    • Y314K

      My best guess is that it will be a MicroSim…  Since ATT moved to those & they are making the USA phones with the least amount of mods between carriers…

      • Matlock

        Every one is moving to Micro Sim, T-Mobile has been using Micros since January when the Nokia Lumia was released. The HTC One S was the next device to actually use the Micro Sim on T-Mo, so expect the Galaxy S3 to use one also! If you dont care for the Micro Sim and want to be able to switch between devices, just buy a Micro sim adapter, they are pretty cheap on Ebay and Amazon. Im excited for this phone, I need something to to peak my interest again, til the next Nexus drops!

  • Cant wait to get this phone…im due for an upgrade July 20th and im ready to dump my G2 and get this bad boy….does anyone know what the upgrade price would be around july if i use my upgrade on the GS3?? or atleast an estimate of how much it will be??

    • vsukid

      Expect to pay a hefty price. The last time I checked an upgrade for an S2 was 249 and a new contract was 229. so i cant imagine what the S3 will cost. Hopefully it isnt that bad though. Someone more familiar should respond ….Please and Thanks 

  • Kirbi182

    is there a notification light???? I dont see one anywhere

    • tspx23

      yes it is on the top left of the phone its hidden like the galaxy nexus.

      • Kirbi182

        thank god !!!!! 

  • None

    Am I understanding that all the US carriers that are getting this thing will get (at least the same dimension) phone.  I ask this because one ideantical phone on the outside opens a world of possibility for cases.  Love it or hate it, Apple phones have got the market cornered on accessories (cases in particular).  I would love to see a wall of GSIII cases just like Apple always has.  So, am I reading that right?  I am sure I would love the OneS or the GSIII coming from a Charm they will both be awesome.  But lots of case choices would push me to the GSIII

  • Wav333y

    Wat the hell its only dual core the UK version is quad core gs3 is gonna be on the same level as S2 the only plus is the s voice and its not even all that good.

    • the dual core snapdragon s4 is just as fast as tegra 3, you wont be able to tell the difference……the exynos only creams it in gpu horsepower but there isnt a game the s4 cant run on android 

      • true!!! now people stop bitching about not having the exynos over the s4.

      • souggie

        Thank you for making sense. No one seems to realize just how powerful the s4 really is. I can’t wait til the s4 krait pro quad drops

      • the snapdragon s4 is FASTER then the tegra 3 processor….its JUST AS FAST as the exynos…but i agree none the less =)

  • tommy

    S-Voice sounds cool and the battery should be great but I’m still thinking the Note might be better for me. The Note is a multimedia (a euphemism here for just video and audio recording) powerhouse.

  • JG01

    Except for 2Gb RAM, 42 Mbps data and some software improvements, there is not much difference between the SII & SIII ( Remember software can be ported). I told you T-mobile would screw things up ! they should left it alone and kept the quad core. Now I see no reason to go and upgrade to this device ( I have the SII which I already have ICS 4.0.4 running with great battery life and is fast with about 500Mb free most of the time).

    • Docavelli

      That’s like saying, except for the snow and no ocean, Indiana is just like Florida.

      • Od312

        Haha! Exactly

    • Larrrs

      Not T-Mobile’s say, Samsung decided on the dual core, not T-Mobile

    • souggie

      Errm, there are way more improvements than that, it’s processor is completely overhauled and matches or beats the tegra 3 quad and is extremely close to the exynos quad as well in benchmark tests. You guys should really educate yourselves on what the dual core s4 can really do. And an upgrade hour to boot. Plus it’s optimized to give you the best experience. More cores don’t mean better performance necessarily

      • souggie

        Upgraded gpu I meant, not hour

    • Evos469

      you are aware that no one in the US is getting the exynos quad core. Samsung is following apples business model of this what your getting and your going to like it. If you want to spend $800 for the international version go right ahead.

    • tommy

      screen of the S2 was low-res if large. screen of s3 is high res i believe very different.

  • JG01

    I think I’m going to go back to ATT, they have better devices. Never thought I would say that !

    • tekmonkey

      ATT has the same SGS3

    • And you get to deal with cost and worst customer service as well. Yippy 0_o

  • MEGAN_F0X

    how is this considered a Galaxy S III if it does not come equipped with Quad-Core Exynos?
    who ever made the decision to give US Dual-Core S III made a VERY poor decision.not worth buying this at all.same goes for HTC One X.

    • souggie

      We’re not going through this argument again..

    • Derail Doax

      It’s a Dual Core S4… Your opinion is now invalidated. Try again tomorrow.

  • DROOL

  • Yeah I’ll wait. Thanks Mostly because I am not due for a upgrade till October. But hey I am one of the lucky ones with a G2x that works fine. Yummy Vanilla Android  

  • AhhYo

    If their was a way to port Apple’s iOS onto Samsung Galaxy III or Note, I change in a heartbeat. Other then that, Android weak!…yes even the new ICS.

    • Crapple fanboy, find another hobby besides trolling a newsite dedicated to the only carrier not currently running iPhone.

      • 8q

        He must like being boring! Not saying I like either iOS or Android. But lets be honest. iOS is just stupid!

      • 8q

        He must like being boring! Not saying I like either iOS or Android. But lets be honest. iOS is just stupid!

  • Erivera989

    Seriously, why shoud I upgrade to the SIII, looking for new technology, besides the processor of course.  Is ISC worth it, my S2 will be getting it this month?  NFC is useless unless you buy the stickers, which I did and programmed them, but that was so last year, Google Wallet maybe? I have the MHL for the S2, to find out that is will be usless for the SIII, why? Maybe I should wait for the Note for T-Mobile, something different, and hopefully worth the wait.  Just some thoughts.

    • I agree! Wait for the G24 when Tmobile hopefully has LTE and we can also get some quad core exynos action. I will not give up my GS2 for another qualcomm chip PERIOD the end

    • Prod1702

      If you already have a S2 like you say, then wait the S3 is not a big change from the S2. The S3 is pretty much a One S but with a removable battery, SD card, and 2 gb of ram, Now if the Quad would of come to T-Mobile then I would of said to upgrade. I mean look at whats out right now. the only real thing that makes the S3 look nice is the screen but oh way the Galaxy Nexus already has a 720p screen and you can buy that for $399 from Google no contract needed. S3 is a waste without the Quad.

      • bmbrad720

        Dude you clearly know nothing about the S4 chip if you think the quad core is better…. It’s equal or better! The only area where it won’t out shine the quad core is in the gpu. But I would expect better battery life just like the US version of the Htc One X has the S4 chip over the Tegra 3 quad core the S4 gets better battery life and is equal as far as performance. If your thinking this is similar to the S3 chip in the gs2 then your dumb because the S4 smokes it. You sound like those people that know nothing and think oh it has 4 cores it’s way better. Actually it’s not at all! And if you want the quad core so bad buy the international version and go cry somewhere else.

        • Prod1702

          Someone  that has a S2 would be wasting their money to get a S3 when the only real thing that the S3 has that makes it better in a customer stand point is the screen. Look at all the benches right now and you will see the Quad wins over everything to the S4 chip. I am not saying the S4 chip isn’t nice because it is nice. The S3 is a sad phone for someone that already has a good Dual Core phone. If the Quad was so much worst then the Dual why did Samsung put the Quad in the international version. They did it because it is better then the Dual Core and there is no need for 4G speeds over seas. OMFG you can’t have your LTE or your 42 with T-Mobile. Who gives a rats ass 21 with the quad is fast enough for internet. Also you can not compair the Terga 3 with the Exynos because the Exynos Quad is the better of the two. Also I do not want the Quad because I am a Nexus fan and will only ever own a Nexus device. I will never own a phone that I have to wait for Samsung or HTC or whoever to give me my updates. Yes i am rooted and have been since my G1 so i get updates fast but that still doesn’t mean that the updates you get from being root all the time are great. Nexus is the only way to go.  

  • Derail Doax

    I can’t wait to go into Best Buy and reserve my blue T-Mobile GS3… But they aren’t accepting preorders.

    • Od312

      Lol. You make no sense

  • tekmonkey

    Why doesnt the ATT version have the Exynos?

    • Prod1702

      because the Quad does not support LTE. I believe it is just HSPA+ 21. they do not have LTE over seas.  

    • Prod1702

      because the Quad does not support LTE. I believe it is just HSPA+ 21. they do not have LTE over seas.  

  • Goodstorybro

    How about confirming the bands on the T-mobile version?  That’s probably the only major difference between the US carriers. All of the other specs have been plastered on every other website by now. 

  • Ole

     
    Samsung Galaxy S3 On Verizon And AT&T Won’t Come With 50GB Free Dropbox Storage

  • Y314K

    So am I getting bait & switched from TMobile…  Like others…

    Last Sept. I was advised to re-do my contract since I had gone over the minutes for one month…  Went from a old 500 Mins Family Plan that didn’t exist anymore to 1000 Mins which I’ve never approached…  They assured me that as long as I waited till April to upgrade I would get full upgrade pricing…  Then I asked if I would be signing a new contract again…  They said no since i was signing a new one in Sept…  I called yesterday to get info on my account & now they tell me if I do phone upgrades now I have to sign a new contract starting all over again…  That would be 3 contracts to 2 upgrades…  Now I am just thinking of waiting till Sept. for my ETF fee to be 50% of what it is now & just leaving TMobile…

    I actually like where TMobile is going after the ATT Merger Fail…  But I don’t want to extend my contract…  And I don’t like to be lie to…  The way I have it know…  I would be going out of contract just as TMobile is getting LTE…

    • Corey21

      what are you talking about? if you upgraded your phone it wouldn’t even been a year contract extension it’s a 2 year extension from of the day of the transaction.

      • Y314K

        K…  Let’s see if I can explain it more….

        Signed 2 Year contract on 06/2010….  Got Full Upgrade pricing…

        Was told by TMobile on 08/2011 to re-sign 2 year contract from 500 to 1000 minutes & as long as I wait till 04/2012 I could get Full Upgrade Pricing under the new contract that doesn’t expire till 09/2013…

        Now they are telling me that if I do upgrade now I will be redoing my contract and there for extending it till 06/2014…  Opposite of what i was assure of on 08/2011…  That is a bait & switch…  I would not have changed my contract if It meant that if I waited for Full Upgrade rights it would re-restart the contract again… It wasn’t just one person @ TMobile that assured me of that…

        • guest

           that is the same with all companies – any RP change or cellphone upgrade will constitute a new contract – its not a 3 or 4 yr contract just an extension to what you are currently on – so long story short – rp changes = new contract — cell phone upgrades = new contract

        • Stephen_P

          and contracts don’t stack. Whenever you sign a new contract the old end date is erased and the new end date takes effect.

        • Y314K

           So u’r saying the one has to upgrade at what ever time u sign a contract or u will loose…  Which was the opposite of what I was told…

          Pre-Paid it is then…

        • guest

          And on Prepay you’ll be paying full price for that phone instead.  Personally I’ll take the contract

        • Y314K

          As far a price…  Every two years upgrade to latest & greatest will probably end up evening out between the two… But I don’t like being lied to…  Or supporting a company that will lie to u to get u under contract again…

        • PhantomWraith

          Same happened to me too, It’s pretty complicated to explain apparantly, Your upgrade is seperate from your contract date, so even though you changed plans and had to agree to another 2 years of service (which I think is a load of crap as well personally) You still can get your upgrade after the 2 years of getting your original phone. If you look at prepaid plans they are cheaper sure the phone choices are horrible though and most likely you will either be paying T-mobile or AT&T for that prepaid card, Personally I hate AT&T alot more then I could probably ever hate T-mobile Honestly though you will find you would be better off staying with T-mobile especially now they are finally getting decent phones to offer you. How I looked at it was I’m happy with my service not planning on switching so an extended contract doesn’t mean much to me.

        • PhantomWraith

          Same happened to me too, It’s pretty complicated to explain apparantly, Your upgrade is seperate from your contract date, so even though you changed plans and had to agree to another 2 years of service (which I think is a load of crap as well personally) You still can get your upgrade after the 2 years of getting your original phone. If you look at prepaid plans they are cheaper sure the phone choices are horrible though and most likely you will either be paying T-mobile or AT&T for that prepaid card, Personally I hate AT&T alot more then I could probably ever hate T-mobile Honestly though you will find you would be better off staying with T-mobile especially now they are finally getting decent phones to offer you. How I looked at it was I’m happy with my service not planning on switching so an extended contract doesn’t mean much to me.

        • mdhdpu

          File a BBB complaint so that you can speak to an executive customer service representative. They are more responsive to listening to concerns and may at least be able to direct you in the right direction.

        • Chris

          Why would he/she file a complaint when he/she does not understand what he/she signed up for? Based on what he/she said, it was explained to her by the rep. And it seems like all of the people that replied to Y314K understood what the rep told Y314K. So where is the lying part?

        • Guest

          Because some people are just ignorant. They want everything for free and don’t want to sign a contract for it. I bet this same person called DirecTV and asked for a freeTV with new service but didn’t want a contract. SMH

        • Guest

          Because some people are just ignorant. They want everything for free and don’t want to sign a contract for it. I bet this same person called DirecTV and asked for a freeTV with new service but didn’t want a contract. SMH

        • Jordanclu

          This is a simple process. You sign up for a new 2 year contract on 1/1/12 and get a discounted device. You are eligible to upgrade 22 months after you last got your subsidy (discount). If you go over your minutes, and decide that you need more minutes for less  – T-Mobile is willing to let you switch plans for another CONTRACT agreement that states the same thing as last time. Therefore changing your agreement, but not changing your upgrade tenure. You are very misinformed, and it may not be your fault. All cell phone companies work in this manner. Educate yourself before you sign a contract, or ASK for the printed version of the terms and agreements before you sign instead of “speaking” with someone. I dont buy a house or a car without reading the contract first, why should this be any different even if it is only a 2 year agreement – rather a car note at 5 years or a mortgage with a 30 year agreement? Either way you look at it, its an investment. 

        • Bajamin

          dude you are just not getting it. NO ONE LIED TO YOU.

          The CONTRACT DATE and UPGRADE DATE are independent of each other.

          EVERY cell company does this. If you change your rate plan, it extends the CONTRACT from that day for 2 years.

          If you UPGRADE your phone it extends the UPGRADE AND the CONTRACT for 2 years from THAT DATE. from what I read above that is what was explained to you. If you don’t like it then get a prepaid next time and pay $600 for your phone. 

        • Guest

          They don’t get it! Because they never had a postpaid account before. Let them just go somewhere else instead of wasting T-Mobile (“Cs”) time.

        • Guest

          They don’t get it! Because they never had a postpaid account before. Let them just go somewhere else instead of wasting T-Mobile (“Cs”) time.

        • Guest

          Please switch to METRO PCS where you belong.

        • Guest

          Please switch to METRO PCS where you belong.

        • Stephen_P

          I don’t understand what you mean by “loose.” What I mean is if you sign a contract by changing you plan on 1/1/12, your new contract goes until 1/1/14. Then on 5/1 you upgrade and resign your contract. Your new contract is 5/1/12 to 5/1/14. All it did was replace the existing contract. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

        • Y314K

           I mean u’ll lose the time between the new contract & the upgrade…  I double check with Cs when I changed that contract that waiting for the full upgrade in April would not extend the contract that I was signing up to…  They assured me it would not..  So it’s was all BS…  Talked to two different CS reps. that assured me that…

          If they would of told me that I would have to resign a contract and there for extending my time under contract I would of opted to just wait till April…

        • Stephen_P

          Oh, no. Even if you renew your contract, it doesn’t affect you upgrade date. If you qualify for an upgrade on xx/xx date, that date stays the same, regardless of your actual contract date. Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

        • Y314K

           Well this is what they are telling me now..

          Contract – 06/2010 to 06/1012
          Changed Contract – 09/2011 to 09/2013 for more minutes & was told I could just wait for Full Upgrade on 04/2012 on that contract that ends 09/2013..

          Now they are saying if I upgrade to the SGIII or any phone my contract will restart all over again…  Pushing end date of contract to 06/2014..  Surprise!!!!

          That is why I see it as bait and switch…

          The Upgrade date is affecting the end of contract date…

        • Kheath330

          so what they did was assure you that you would get your full upgrade without waiting till the end of your current contract that you signed when you changed your plan.. which it sounds like they are going to give you.  You want them to give you the full upgrade price without renewing your contract again?  I am pretty sure that wasn’t part of the deal.  Why would they do that?

        • Kheath330

          so what they did was assure you that you would get your full upgrade without waiting till the end of your current contract that you signed when you changed your plan.. which it sounds like they are going to give you.  You want them to give you the full upgrade price without renewing your contract again?  I am pretty sure that wasn’t part of the deal.  Why would they do that?

    • Od312

      Good for you.

  • Conner Panarella

    It was a choice between LTE/HSPA 42 or a Quad Core Exynos, I think they made the wise choice.

  • James

    sorry t mo dont see any
    quad
    core

    • tegz

      if you had a brain you’d realize that NONE of the U.S. carriers will be getting any quad-core action. hopefully tmo’s refarmed 1900mhz band will mean you’ll be able to use an international gs3 w/quad-core cpu on tmo’s hspa+ network.

  • SonnyC79

    I have the original Samsung Galaxy S (Vibrant) and will be purchasing the GSIII at full price when it is released.  Will I need to get a new (micro) SIM card to put into the GSIII?  I’m pretty sure that the original Vibrant has a regular-sized SIM card.  Will the TMO store give me a micro SIM that can use my existing number when I purchase the phone?

    • Lani

       As with most mobiles, it should include a SIM in the box.  Don’t let the Tmobile Store Rep remove ANYTHING from the box.

      • SonnyC79

         and I should be able to just call customer support to have them change my existing number over to the new card?  sorry, i’m new to this…

        • Lani

           If you have an existing tmobile number that you want on a new sim, no problem, yes call tmobile customer service.

          If you have an existing mobile number from another carrier that you want to use on tmobile, be sure you are all paid up with that carrier account or expect trouble getting that mobile number.

        • Lani

           If you have an existing tmobile number that you want on a new sim, no problem, yes call tmobile customer service.

          If you have an existing mobile number from another carrier that you want to use on tmobile, be sure you are all paid up with that carrier account or expect trouble getting that mobile number.

    • Marage3601

      Every time I’ve ordered a phone through tmobile, it comes with a sim card whether you need it or not.

  • Lani

    I sure hope the SG3 has WiFi Calling out of the box.  As you may know, we’ve seen past Tmobile USA mobiles that promised WiFi Calling in a future long awaited OTA OS update, though specs on the Tmobile USA website showed WiFi Calling included.

    Looking forward, wondering what mobile will top the SG3?

    • Dragonkal8000

      WiFi Calling is now standard on newer Android phones through T-Mobile.  

  • Timmy

    Wait so the TMOBILE Samsung Galaxy 2 got a 2.0 FFC, and this new one is going to get a 1.9 FFC? I don’t get it…

  • What about Google Wallet? Is Sprint the only game in town when it comes to Google Wallet? Does T-Mobile actively block it or do they just hope you won’t install it on your own? 

  • Ole
  • Well, the phone has already hit the market. But the T-Mobile would surprise you with such an attractive deal for this smart device. I personally, so impressed with the specs, features and the design.

  • Me

    Stanlee B: 
    Thank you for waiting. I am sorry for the long wait since I experiened
    some error. I am checking the information regarding the Samsung Galaxy S
    III for upgrade but no information if this will be available for
    upgrade. But for further assistance regaridng phone upgrade and to check
    if this will be available. Kindly call customer care or visit online at
    http://www.tmobile.com. You can as well visit any tmobile store for
    assistance.