With the Samsung Galaxy S III already confirmed to be making its way to all the major wireless providers in US shores, it is just a matter of time before the current Samsung flagship handset hits the shelves of these carriers for public consumption. And when that happens, it will not be surprising to see our smartphone-crazed brethren change carrier allegiance in order to fully take advantage of the bells and whistles that the Samsung Galaxy S III brings to the table.
And knowing this tendency on the part of the smartphone-buying public, the wireless providers are already prepared with their marketing ploys to entice the majority of the population to get their hands on the version of the Samsung Galaxy S III that they will release. We all know this to be the case but it looks like AT&T has been put to a little disadvantage here. When you come to think of it, all major US carriers with the exception of AT&T will be offering the handset in both its 16GB and 32GB version.
AT&T for its part has already confirmed that only the 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will make its debut on the shelves of the wireless provider. The carrier however did not reveal the reason behind the decision. It does offer the option to purchase a 16GB card for just $39 which can then be used on the microSD slot of the Samsung Galaxy S III for memory expansion purposes and crank up the total storage of the handset to 32GB.
Since the Samsung Galaxy S III is even more capable than its predecessor, a lot of our smartphone-crazed brethren are already very eager to get their hands on the device. With this in mind, AT&T has already offered the Samsung Galaxy S III for preorder as early as June 6 with a price tag of $199.99 on a new two-year contract with the wireless provider.
AT&T subscribers who intend to make the Samsung Galaxy S III their next mobile weapon of choice can’t be blamed though if they feel cheated of the extra 16GB of internal memory that they could have used for their storage needs. However, they are the only ones who will have the chance to get the Samsung Galaxy S III in a red paint job, an AT&T exclusive, aside from the Pebble Blue and Marble White colorways of the handset.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S III, the AT&T version of the handset comes with a QualComm MSM8960 SnapDragon chipset in its internals while a dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait processor is paired with 2GB of RAM in coming up with the needed computing power of the handset for all its operations. As mentioned earlier, the storage space onboard the handset is only 16GB with an option to have it expanded via the handset’s microSD card slot while its display is a massive 4.8-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 1280 x 720 resolution. The camera department of the Samsung Galaxy S III is just as impressive with its rear-facing 8MP shooter and 1.9MP front-facer. The Galaxy S III smartphone is available for pre-order starting at $199.