Galaxy SIII to get 2GB of RAM in Japan
However it's only getting a dual-core processor like the US
Published: 17 May, 2012
For those in Japan counting down the days until the Galaxy SIII is released there's some good news concerning the handset as it has been confirmed by NTT DoCoMo to feature 2GB of RAM rather than the 1GB that's going to be found in the international versions. On the downside though Japan is going to miss out on the quad-core prowess of the European model with a dual-core processor in its Galaxy SIII.
The news comes as NTT DoCoMo has officially announced that it's going to be carrying the handset which is due to be released in Japan, South Korea and the US sometime over the summer.
In the lead-up to the announcement of the Galaxy SIII it was widely believed that the handset would be packing a quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. While the European version delivered in the quad-core stakes it failed to offer the 2GB of RAM and it even looks like a dual-core variant may be released in the US as well.
While the lack of a quad-core chip seems to be one of the perils of offering LTE connectivity it's hard to fathom why Samsung didn't include 2GB of RAM from the get go. Despite this fact the general improvements made to the handset seems to have left enthusiasm for it undimmed.
Over in the LTE-less UK where Galaxy SIII users will be able to enjoy four cores Samsung is keeping the hype machine going and has officially announced that the handset is going to be arriving there a day early. That is at least for anyone who has pre-ordered the device from Samsung's own-branded Westfield Stratford City store in London where they can get it the night before its official release.
At the moment US and Japan are in the dark where a release date is confirmed but Europe is set to get it May 30. If it's any consolation the vague window of "summer" is a bit better than the wait the US had to endure for the Galaxy SII last year.