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  • warisz00r - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Are you guys hard at work on one? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    International - we're getting ours next week
    USA variants - we'll know more very soon :P

    -Brian
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  • warisz00r - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Cheers! Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I'm guessing LTE compatibility between the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions is too much to hope for? Reply
  • dagamer34 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Not gonna happen, though the Verizon and Sprint versions are very likely to have GSM radios built in that can be used with HSPA+ on AT&T and even T-Mobile in areas where they will deploy 1900Mhz 3G later this year. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    The FCC docs are already live for the AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint versions, and sadly no there's no interoperability.

    What is interesting however is that the AT&T version has 15 and 20 MHz FDD support on AWS (in addition to 5 and 10 MHz like every other USA LTE device thus far)

    -Brian
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  • Doormat - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Presumably, the decision for 15/20MHz FDD in the AWS band was made when AT&T was still working through the T-Mobile merger. Now its a moot point since AT&T doesn't have 20MHz contiguous anywhere in AWS (though after looking at my spectrum maps, I don't see AT&T having 20MHz contiguous even with T-Mo's spectrum). Reply
  • zorxd - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I guess the AT&T version is the SGH-i747 that was announced in Canada? Reply
  • npaladin2000 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    In other news, AT&T, in an effort to not anger Apple, is now pretending they have never heard of a device called the Samsung Galaxy S III. :) Reply
  • GrizzledYoungMan - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    As a Galaxy Nexus owner (and guy who doesn't particularly enjoy changing phones), I was a little worried that something might emerge in the Android universe only a few months later that would be better in every regard, causing me to regret my purchase.

    Thankfully, Samsung has allayed my fears by making the GSIII so dog ugly that I don't even care about the fancy stuff going on under the hood.

    On the other hand, HTC, you can kiss my ass, with your fancy One-X or whatever being all good and pretty and shit.
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  • sprockkets - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    One XL kicks the crap out of everything LTE.

    You got a reason for it being "sht"?
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  • GrizzledYoungMan - Tuesday, June 05, 2012 - link

    Buddy, I was being sarcastic, I meant quite the opposite, it's a fine lookin' phone! Reply
  • snoozemode - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Isn't it quite nice to see Samsung forcing the carriers to use the same design? Their logo isn't even printed on the front. Go Sammy! Reply
  • 1ceTr0n - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Are already starting. It will massacre the iphone5 and SGIII by far

    http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Note...
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  • JFish222 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I'm sure this question will permeate the phone forums soon enough, but I'd like to hear the observations of others:

    I currently own a Samsung Epic 4g (original) and am ready to upgrade.
    Lets assume these two phones are identical in all respects other than RAM

    HTC = 1GB
    Samsung S3 = 2GB

    and for comparison . . .
    Samsung Epic 4g = 512MB

    Are there tangible benefits from 2GB for ICS and future iterations (2yr horizon)?
    Is there any evidence that we are nearing 1GB active usage (as apposed to caching recent apps.)

    My observations re. Samsung's update and community support vs HTC's have brought me to this quandary, but I'm not looking to cut of my nose to spite my face.
    I'll stick with Samsung if 2GB of RAM will result in a meaningful difference in terms of experience.

    I'd love to hear thoughts about this, bias against certain manufacturers and platforms aside.
    And I'm not completely sold on the more is better argument . . .
    Imagining Win95 w/ 3GB of ram . . . :)

    Thanks!
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