Confirmation arrives of Galaxy SIII for AT&T and T-Mobile
Bluetooth SIG lets the cat out of the bag
Published: 18 May, 2012
It may be safe to bet that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is going to arrive at all four of the major carriers in the US this year but there's been no confirmation from any of them yet. While the carriers themselves may be keeping quiet two filings at the Bluetooth SIG seem to have confirmed that both AT&T and T-Mobile are set to get the handset. Two phones, one with the model number SGH-1747 the other SGH-T999V, have been spotted on the site accompanied by an image of the Galaxy SIII.
SGH-I747 is believed to be the device's model number at AT&T and SGH-T9997 its model number at T-Mobile. The filings reveal nothing new about the device other than its Bluetooth status and the accompanying picture is just of a generic Galaxy SIII so that will probably change before it hits the carriers.
This week has already seen a benchmark test hit the web that indicates not only that Verizon is going to be selling the device but also that it will feature a dual-core processor, unlike the quad-core European version. It's a fact that's true of the Japanese version as well though it was recently revealed that in that particular country it's going to be making up for the shortcoming with 2GB of RAM.
Given that AT&T will probably offer the device with LTE as well it's also a prime candidate for containing a dual-core processor, though there doesn't appear to be any reason for T-Mobile not to offer it with a quad-core chip.
As the information continues to trickle out it shouldn't be too long before an official announcement is made. There's no definite indication of when they'll be available in the US, except that they'll go on sale over the summer, but Europe is set to get the Galaxy SIII at the end of this month on May 30.