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?

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      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

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

          Yes, well, that doesn’t mean that they are using Qualcomm’s DAC.

    • 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????? :?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jfacebedo Angelo Acebedo

       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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/M.H.Truth Mike Citlykeye Chambers

         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                                                          ‘

  • http://twitter.com/Doogiestwatting Doogie Mauldin

    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

    • http://twitter.com/BadassNoor Noor Mahmoud

      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.

  • http://twitter.com/GPKGPKGPK the garbage pail kid

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/samichaels96 sam michaels

    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.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ryanbmarx Ryan Marx

    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.

    • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

      Most certainly.

  • mike

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

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

    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?

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

        lol, awww man…lol.

      • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

        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.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

          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.

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)

          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

  • http://twitter.com/Docavelli Lance G.

    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 

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       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…

  • http://twitter.com/SOPMOD Anonymous

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/SOPMOD Anonymous

    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.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JMUQCTHSN3IXLVAIAIWNRL5X3I 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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

      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. 

  • http://twitter.com/jamesdax James Matthews

    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.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWOCIYMX64U6TYAUMI5NSK2O5A chris meyers

      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

    • http://www.facebook.com/MMontanez347 Michael Montanez

      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.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XMBBVJ3YAAJVRAK3TSXRQKH5HQ Patrick

    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!