The NTT DoCoMo variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III is dubbed “Alpha” and it has the same specifications in terms of processor and memory as the Galaxy Note II. It looks like not only the CPU is the same but also, according to this hands-on video below, some software bits are also similar, like the multi-window support.
If you’ve listened to our last episode of the Weekly Podcast you’ve heard that we’ve talked a lot about this feature, what it is, supported apps, and how it can make one more productive. Some lucky owners of global Galaxy S III devices (the ones with the original, 1.4GHz SoC) have already received their Jelly Bean (sans multi-window) and we’re really curious to find out whether the roll-out process will include multi-window for the phone or not. Let’s also not forget that the global variant only has 1GB of RAM which could be (though we don’t think it is the case) a limitation. If you live in Japan though, this phone is definitely something you would want to grab if you’re into Android.