With the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S III last May, the reign of the HTC One X over the smartphone market has suddenly come to a screeching halt. This has to have been expected given the fact that the current Samsung flagship device brings to the table an impressive resume of components lurking under its hood. In fact, the Samsung superphone is one of the most eagerly-awaited handsets to get released to the market this year and its popularity soared to great heights even if it hasn’t hit the shelves.
Because of this seeming popularity, Samsung announced a couple of weeks ago that in just a couple of days after its announcement, preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S III have already reached 9 million. Due to the overwhelming demand for the handset, numerous delays were seen before it managed to hit the shelves for that matter. In Canada alone, the initial June 20 launch planned for the handset was pushed back by a whole 7 days as confirmed by Samsung Canada. And now that the handset has been officially released in Canadian territories, actually getting hold of the Samsung Galaxy S III north of the border has become more difficult as each day passes.
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Such is also the case in US shores where the major carriers in our side of the world have all confirmed the challenges they have to endure in getting their respective versions of the Samsung flagship device released. There were speculations that bugs in the handset have caused the delay of its launch but if a trusted source is to be believed, late adjustments and changes in the specs sheet of the Samsung Galaxy S III is to be blamed for the delays in the handset’s launch.
Although the delay in launching the device is somewhat annoying, the changes in its specs sheet are most definitely not. In fact, according to the source, the reason for the changes is to accommodate whatever the demands of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be when it becomes available for the handset. Back in the day, Samsung engineers were still not 100% sure as to what the requirements of Jelly Bean will be and if the 1Gb of RAM onboard the handset will come in handy once it gets updated to Jelly Bean. Because of this, the decision to up the RAM of the handset to a staggering 2GB was made to ensure that the handset will be future-proof enough and get to play with Jelly Bean with no issues at all. Sad to say, the decision to crank up the RAM of the handset to 2GB was the main reason for its delay, according to the source.
The source however didn’t have specific details as to when the Jelly Bean update will get to land on the handset but with the impressive components under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S III along with the RAM upgrade it was given, it is now just a matter of when, and not if for that matter. Buy the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III starting at $149.