Many of you have pre-ordered the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S3 by now, or already have an international version. And if you have been rocking an older Galaxy S device with the MHL adapter, it is important to note that the cable will not work with your shiny Galaxy S3.
Not that this is the biggest surprise, as new devices usually require new accessories. This minor inconvenience is due to a difference in the pin layout for Samsung’s flagship smartphone. We must consider that the Galaxy S3 is a beast of a device packed in a very sleek form-factor, so it probably isn’t Sammy’s purpose to simply snatch more cash from its customers.
The new accessory goes for about $30-$40. Retailers around the world are already selling it for the international version, so the new MHL connector will most definitely be at your carrier’s store once the phone is released. You can snatch it for a bit of extra cash if you like watching your content in the living room screen.
Beware, though, as reports state that this accessory doesn’t work well with 720p displays, even though it works like a charm with 1080p full HD TVs. If you would like to see the new adapter, you can check out Clove’s unboxing video right below.