Galaxy S III Rumors: New Color Options, Quad-Core Model Coming To US?
We just took a look at the sharp new red color option for Samsung’s Galaxy S III, coming to AT&T around the end of the month. While that may bring our total number of color choices up to three, there’s a chance we could be seeing a number of additional options announced soon. We’re also getting word that there’s a chance we’ll see the Exynos 4 Quad-based international version of the GS3 come to US shores.
Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed that it intends to create some new Galaxy S III colors, but a spokesperson’s statement certainly implies there’s a chance. When asked what this new red option meant for our hope of seeing even more shades become available, he responded, “we will be announcing potential colour variants in due course.” That doesn’t exactly sound like they’re right around the corner, but it’s a far cry from “no comment” or a flat-out rejection of the idea.
The Galaxy S III has hit US carriers en masse, with versions for all the major networks. Unlike the international version of the handset, though, with its quad-core Samsung chip, these all run Snapdragon S4s (even the T-Mobile version, with no LTE to its name). If you’ve been thinking about scoring one of those quad-core GS3s for yourself, you may soon have the opportunity to just walk into a store and pick one up, as a leaked screenshot shows the handset in Best Buy’s computers. It’s not clear if this means the retailer actually plans to offer the phone, or if it’s just in there as some sort of placeholder, but it’s an intriguing possibility. An unlocked international GS3 could operate on AT&T’s 3G bands (and T-Mobile’s, where 1900MHz service is offered).