A couple weeks back, we caught wind of a Samsung Galaxy S III variant that would be showing up in Japan, notable for its having a solid 2GB of RAM, instead of the 1GB arriving in the quad-core international version of the smartphone. Obviously, we were pretty excited to learn about this new option, and wondered if Samsung would be making the same hardware available elsewhere in the world. It turns out that answer’s a resounding “yes”, and Samsung has confirmed that just such a 2GB GS3 will be showing up in Canada next month.
Keep in mind, this extra gigabyte of RAM comes with a small trade-off, in that this is one of the GS3 versions featuring a dual-core S4 instead of a quad-core Exynos. Considering how very capable the S4 is, though, it seems like a small price to pay, though we’d love to see a GS3 that married this extra RAM with the Exynos chip.
This news raises some more questions about the phone’s North American launch, and makes it seem very likely that we’ll see the same 2GB in the GS3 as it comes to carriers in the States. After all, these same models SGH-I747 and SGH-T999 that Canada’s getting are the GS3s we’re expecting for AT&T and T-Mobile, respectively.
Canada will see sales of the GS3 start on June 20. While not confirmed, the same date is expected for the US launch.