It’s no secret that Samsung’s Galaxy S III is arriving in a couple different hardware configurations, featuring both a quad-core Exynos chip and a dual-core Snapdragon S4 option, depending on carrier and region. What’s been consistent, though, has been the inclusion of a single gigabyte of RAM. That’s pretty much par-for-the-course with any modern Android, though we’ve begun to see the start of a shift towards phones with even more memory, with LG already stepping things up to 2GB. It now appears that Samsung may be about to join the 2GB club, as well, with signs pointing to the arrival of a 2GB version of the Galaxy S III.
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo is set to get its Galaxy S III as model SC-06D. It should come to the carrier sometime this June or July, where it will arrive running one of those dual-core Snapdragons S4s. According to a specs document published by NTT DoCoMo, highlighting the features for a number of smartphones in the pipes for this summer, model SC-06D will arrive with 32GB of flash storage and a big 2GB of RAM.
Considering the source, this news sounds pretty reliable. It will be great to see how one of these 2GB GS3s compares against a 1GB model with the same processor, giving us our first look at just what kind of performance difference an extra gigabyte of memory could really offer.
For the moment, we haven’t seen any evidence of plans for a similar 2GB GS3 being released anywhere outside Japan.