The United States is set to see the Samsung Galaxy S III arrive sometime this summer. As was the case with the first- and second-generation Galaxy S handsets, we’re expecting to see this phone hit the majority of carriers, especially the big players. In the coming weeks, we hope to learn more about specific plans for how the carriers intend to bring the phone to market, and what name-changes they might have in store for the Android. Today, we get our first hint of T-Mobile’s role in the US GS3 launch.
Back in the first weeks of 2012, we looked into the possibility for Samsung releasing a phone with the model number SGH-T999 for T-Mobile. At the time, the Galaxy S Blaze 4G looked like a good candidate for what phone that might be, but in the months that followed we saw the Galaxy S Blaze 4G arrive as model SGH-T769, instead. It now seems possible that the T999 could be the Galaxy S III as it will come to T-Mobile.
Besides the model numbering sequence making T999 a logical fit for a high-end phone, a role the GS3 sure seems to fill, it shows up in a recent hands-on video with the phone. Among the list of devices the phone’s AllShare Play app had recently connected to, we see several GT-i9300s (the international GS3’s model number), alongside the SGH-T999.
We’d still like to see some more concrete connection between the GS3 and that model number, but it’s good to know we’re at least getting close to finally identifying just what Samsung’s SGH-T999 will be.