Samsung Galaxy S III already in some people's hands

Technically, the Samsung Galaxy S III isn't supposed to go on sale until sometime next week in other parts of the world. That hasn't apparently stopped a few lucky people from getting their hands on the latest Android-based smartphone from Samsung. Slash Gear reports that one of its readers in an unnamed country in Asia managed to purchase two units of the Galaxy S III.

The story confirms that the smartphone comes with a way to get a whopping 50 GB of free cloud storage from Dropbox. This version also has the new and powerful 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad core processor. When it is released in the US, the processor will only have two cores but will add support for LTE networks.

The Galaxy S III is also supposed to have 1 GB of RAM, a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen with 1280 x 720 resolution, an eight megapixel rear camera and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera. The phone comes with Android 4.0 along with Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface.

As we have reported before, pre-orders for the Galaxy S III have already broke sales records for UK-based wireless carriers. They will start selling the smartphone on May 30th. The US market will have to wait until sometime this summer to get the smartphone.

Source: Slash Gear | Image via Slash Gear

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I just like how they choose the color white... the Galaxy series always looked like cheap plastic phones, but now Samsung went into overdrive

Looks like I wont be buying it now. It sucks the USA carriers are going to rape the phone of 2 cores. I want the same phone everyone else has, why change it? Its not broke so why fix it?

And before you say I can buy it unlocked? It provides no benefit here as it will only work with ATT. I hate ATT and have been with Verizon since 1996. I am not switching. I did move one number from my account to ATT and I had nothing but problems. Lesson learned.

I guess I have to hope Verzion gets the HTC One X with its original hardware.

Ummm looks good. I love these sheeple on here if apple made it like that you would love it . Now they made a brick no style of class and everyone just loves it ..Give me a break

tiffanyusa said,
Ummm looks good. I love these sheeple on here if apple made it like that you would love it . Now they made a brick no style of class and everyone just loves it ..Give me a break
And if this was an Apple related article your be doing the same, sample.

The worst thing is, Canada is being considered America, because we are getting the same dumbed down version that the US is getting.

Nothing stopping you from importing the International version. Also "dumbed down" is to be seen as the S4 version could be mopping the floor with Eynos or maybe we'll get the S4Pro version which has the upgraded GPU and is better than the current A9 chips from Samsung and nVidia.

If i was to get this phone (still not too sure) i'd want the international just like I do now with the SGS2 - GT-I9100. Paid $800 for it and saved a ton of cash since i got it last summer as i've used it unlocked on prepaid carrier for $50/unlimited vs AT&T where it would cost me about $140/month! So for the past 11 months or so i've saved $1000 by buying the unlocked version!

Also #blamesamsung for no LTE on their chipset - Carriers want LTE phones because people are buying them up.

freak180 said,
I dont get why you guys post in any SG S3 story because if you dont like the phone whywaste your time bashing it?

It is about reading the news, seeing the pictures and commenting on it.

If you read news about a crime, should you comment on it only if you support the crime?

I would love to have Windows in it, for me the UI of the Windows Phone is a clear winner, smart, elegant and to the point.

waqastariq said,
I would love to have Windows in it, for me the UI of the Windows Phone is a clear winner, smart, elegant and to the point.
See, this is where one of Android's strong points is. Even if you don't root it/install a custom ROM, you have a crazy amount of customization options. You can basically make Android look like a Windows Phone (for the most part). There's Windows Phone styled launchers, lockscreens, media players and other applications on the Android Market that can at least make your Android look like a WP. So you can either go for that, or wait 'till October/November and see what Windows Phone 8 devices are released.

On first thoughts I though that the SIII was dissappointingly ugly. I like the SII design. I also like how tough the little bugger is (SII) 2x drops onto concrete with no case. Only a few scuffs on the bezel.

I'm sure the SIII will be just as tough, but it's not as ugly as I 1st thought. Have to see it in person 1st.

UI? meh, samsung can do what they want. there are many launchers and custom ROM's out there to fix that. Any person who doesn't know/want to muck with the UI won't care if it's "ugly" to others. They probs like it.

@Martin5000, eh I don't mind being called a troll when it comes to my opinion on Android.

Morden said,

customization of UI on android is not a feature, its a need - if you don't want to vomit

Oh I definitely know that...