May 30, 2012 | by Natesh Sood
Earlier today, Samsung issued a press release for the Canadian citizens detailing which carriers would launch the Samsung Galaxy S III and confirming a laundry list of specs. Unfortunately, pricing is not yet available, but we do know the Galaxy S III will officially launch on June 20th in Canada.
There are two different models of the Samsung Galaxy S III that are going to launch in Canada. The main difference is that the SGH-i747 will feature LTE connectivity, while the SGH-iT999 features HSPA+ connectivity. In terms of carriers, the former will launch with Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS, and Rogers. The latter will launch with Videotron, Wind and Mobilicity. It is Samsung’s mission to launch the Galaxy S III with as many carriers as possible in Canada in order to give interested customers multiple options.
In terms of hardware prowess, both models will sport the Qualcomm S4 dual-core 1.5GHz processor instead of Samsung’s Exynos quad-core processor. The S4 provides an advantage since it can use LTE, while the Exynos processor cannot. In addition, the Galaxy S III in Canada will boast 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear facing camera, 1.9MP front facing camera, 2100 mAh battery, Android 4.0.4.
Now, the good news here is that the smartphones in Canada and the United States are typically identical. With this in mind, there is a very good chance the American version of the Galaxy S III will also come with 2GB of RAM and the Qualcomm S4 processor.