T-Mobile launching Samsung Galaxy S3 June 21st


T-Mobile have officially announced that they’ll be launching the Samsung Galaxy S3 June 21st, a date they’ll share with Sprint. No pricing information could be had, but we do have information on the slight incantracies of T-Mobile’s version. They won’t have LTE radios, of course, but HSPA+ 42 is available.

Unfortunately their version doesn’t come with Exynos despite not having those LTE radios, but we’re still getting a 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor by Qualcomm, a chipset proven to be a real threat. It also houses a 4.8 inch 720p display, an 8 megapixel HD camera, a 2 megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, a 2,100 mAh battery, and more. Read on for full press details.

T-Mobile to Debut the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 21

Latest in Galaxy S series brings fast group sharing and on-the-go entertainment all running on America’s Largest 4G Network®

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 4, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide,1 announced the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III.Starting June 21, T-Mobile® customers will have the opportunity to own one of the most innovative smartphones in the market to date, joining the popular Galaxy S family of devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42 technology) smartphones. With an intuitive design, the Galaxy S III enables customers to share photos, videos and more effortlessly to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices. Featuring a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ screen, the Galaxy S III packs a powerful entertainment experience allowing customers to watch HD movies and TV shows, download apps and securely browse the Web at lightning-fast speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network®.

“We have a tremendous history of working with Samsung to bring cutting-edge devices to market, and we know our customers are excited to get their hands on the Galaxy S III,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “As we continue to aggressively compete, this device is yet another example of how T-Mobile delivers amazing devices and 4G experiences to our customers.”

Galaxy S III Key Features

Connecting and Sharing: Imagine shooting a video with a group of friends and being able to share it immediately with others in the group. The Galaxy S III enables group sharing via Wi-Fi Direct™ so that content such as a video or photo on one device can easily be shared with up to five other Galaxy S III devices. That same video or photo can also be viewed by the group on a compatible big screen TV, such as a SmartTV, using AllShare®. With an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, the Galaxy S III will capture beautiful HD videos and photos that are perfect to share.
Entertainment: Whether waiting for an appointment or commuting on the bus, customers can take in the latest action movie in full HD from Samsung Media Hub or catch their favorite TV show with T-Mobile TV in Mobile HD2. Images appear crisp and clear on the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, bringing entertainment to life on the device. In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. Featuring Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Processor with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPUs and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S III also offers a large, 2100mAh battery to power hours of on-the-go entertainment.
Productivity: For customers who want to use the device in their business and personal lives, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III offers a suite of security features delivering enterprise-friendly capabilities. From syncing corporate email, calendars and contacts to providing on-device encryption, the Galaxy S III makes it easy to maximize efficiency and productivity for enterprise users. T-Mobile customers also have access to Wi-Fi Calling and the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature ensuring easy and reliable connectivity while on the road.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive in a metallic blue or ceramic white color at T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers nationwide, and at www.t-mobile.com starting June 21.

To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S III, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3.

1 Samsung is the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide claims according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2012 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipment and Global Smartphone Shipment Reports.

2 Mobile HD TV can deliver a bit rate of 800kbps and 16:9 resolution; the bit rate and resolution you experience will vary based on many factors, e.g., programming, network connection and device.

Samsung, Galaxy, AllShare and Super AMOLED are all trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. Other company names, product names and marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners and may be trademarks or registered trademarks.

About T-Mobile USA: Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the first quarter of 2012, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.4 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the current views of Deutsche Telekom management with respect to future events. These forward-looking statements may include statements with regard to the expected development of revenue, earnings, profits from operations, depreciation and amortization, cash flows and personnel-related measures. You should consider them with caution. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond Deutsche Telekom’s control. Among the factors that might influence our ability to achieve our objectives are the progress of our workforce reduction initiative and other cost-saving measures, and the impact of other significant strategic, labor or business initiatives, including acquisitions, dispositions and business combinations, and our network upgrade and expansion initiatives. In addition, stronger than expected competition, technological change, legal proceedings and regulatory developments, among other factors, may have a material adverse effect on our costs and revenue development. Further, the economic downturn in our markets, and changes in interest and currency exchange rates, may also have an impact on our business development and the availability of financing on favorable conditions. Changes to our expectations concerning future cash flows may lead to impairment write downs of assets carried at historical cost, which may materially affect our results at the group and operating segment levels. If these or other risks and uncertainties materialize, or if the assumptions underlying any of these statements prove incorrect, our actual performance may materially differ from the performance expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We can offer no assurance that our estimates or expectations will be achieved. Without prejudice to existing obligations under capital market law, we do not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements to take new information or future events into account or otherwise.

In addition to figures prepared in accordance with IFRS, Deutsche Telekom also presents non-GAAP financial performance measures, including, among others, EBITDA, EBITDA margin, adjusted EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA margin, adjusted EBIT, adjusted net income, free cash flow, gross debt and net debt. These non-GAAP measures should be considered in addition to, but not as a substitute for, the information prepared in accordance with IFRS. Non-GAAP financial performance measures are not subject to IFRS or any other generally accepted accounting principles. Other companies may define these terms in different ways.

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. I think the 2GB RAM will make more of a speed difference than a quad core Exynos anyway.

    1. The real impact will be how much more multitasking you can do with double the RAM.

      1. Multitasking with 1gb is fine so long as you’re not running a Sense rom.

        1. And TouchWiz, you get about 500mb of ram after a fresh boot, thats including all some accounts running on the background.

          1. I’ve never used TouchWiz. I’ve always run custom roms, although other than the multitasking problem and some bluetooth issues, I do quite like the stock rom on my Sensation.

  2. Two white versions, please! It won’t affect my decision, but one concern is that these phones are not likely to be compatible with the LTE T-mobile is rolling out next year. I wonder how they will handle that…

    1. actually if they included the LTE radio in there with the correct frequencies because its the same chipset others use, then maybe they can just turn LTE on with a software update, tho I think its too soon for them to do that but you never know.

      1. I remember reading an article that said TMo would be making phones with chips that supported both systems for a short period. I wonder if that’s the case, but they aren’t advertising it due to LTE not being ready yet.

  3. So Excited, day one purchase on Magenta for me! – D

  4. is there a notification LED?

    1. It looks like there is.

    2. awwww yeaaah!!

  5. Waiting for compassion between dual and quad core. Little disappointed in this area =0(

  6. T- mobile should have went with quad core and 2 gb rams! That will boost up competition!

    1. Not really because if you think big picture that would be a truly stupid move. People with GS2’s that have HSPA+ 42 and upgraded to the GS3 would get slower download speeds on an HSPA+ 21 phone just to satisfy your Exynos craving. The quad core Exynos is not LTE or HSPA+ 42 compatible. I’m sure going forward Samsung’s newer processors will be inclusive of both these technologies.

      1. Uma_fan you’re.usually.pretty smart so I’m hesitant.to blast you. I’m on lg g2x with 21mbps.and.I’m downloading at 480kbps. My friends GS2 is.downloading. at 120 kbps. Qaulcom IS FUCKING TERRIBLE. Couldn’t.be worse. The GS2 blows. It.need.dual core exynos with 21mbps like nexus. Anyone that has compared the GS2 from.T-Mobile.and.international version INSTANTLY notice the.diff. Samsung.fucked up with the qualshit. Exynos.and.21mpbs. Waiting.for that

        1. Same.room.same house btw

          1. you.punctuate. unusually.

        2. The nexus did NOT have the exynos. They used a different dual core processor… not qualcomm though.

          Data speeds are NEVER going to be consistent all the time. Those are pretty pathetic speeds you happen to be getting but the point is HSPA+ 42 is CAPABLE of faster data speeds. In my personal experience I’ve been averaging 8-12mbps and occasionally 15-17mbps. I would never see that on a device with only a HSPA+ 21 modem.

          Also the HSPA+ 42 modems have support for the same bands at&t uses. So ’42’ devices will get better indoor signal penetration and speeds once Tmo finishes refarming their network.

          You should at least agree that most smartphone owners are NOT saavy. There IS a difference in performance between ’21’ and ’42’ modems. The whole point I’m making is that if you were running T-Mobile, you wouldn’t want someone with a ’42’ device upgrading to the ‘successor’ device and have them hating you because they think the network got slower. It’s just common sense.

          By the way, Samsung SELLS an unlocked quad core HSPA+ 21 version that’s fully compatible with T-Mobile. So I don’t really understand what you’re complaining about. Just buy one of those and hop on one of T-Mobile’s value plans… That’s what they’re there for! To offset you from paying full retail price. You even come off CHEAPER paying full retail price if you add that to the value plan time 24 months. A subsidized phone and normal rate plan times 24 months comes out more expensive.

          1. I never meant it was exynos. I know its TI ompa 4460 or whatever. So you can confirm without a doubt the interntion version is pentaband like nexus with 1700mhz at 21mbps??

  7. So the whole reason we’re not getting the quad core processor is because of the lte networks in the USA. Yet T-Mobile isn’t lte and they’re still leaving out the quad core processor

    1. Exynos doesn’t support HSPA+42, only 21. Agree or disagree with the decision, that’s why it was made.

  8. If I had T-Mobile I’d get the HTC One S.

    1. I would rather have a microSD slot and an easy-to-replace battery. I usually like HTC, but the One S is inferior (One X not as bad).

  9. No quad-core, no go. Its a shame I was kind of looking forward to this. I’ll have to pass and wait for another quad-core candidate. Yeah, I know, quad-core isn’t really necessary but when I bought an i7 laptop with the best video card I could afford it wasn’t because I “needed” all that power but because it allows me to hold onto that machine a little longer. With a quad-core Android I don’t see any reason I would “need” to upgrade any time in the next few years. This is why I’ll be waiting for one. (I might just buy the international one).

  10. too bad im not buying it… no quad core no money

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