Update (2GB of RAM): Telstra, Optus confirm 4G Samsung Galaxy S III, pre-loaded with Jelly Bean!
Editor’s update: We’re not sure just yet if this model will have the ramped up 2GB of RAM that we’ve seen around the world. We’ve sent an email to Samsung and Telstra to find out more. The SGS3 is currently available for pre-order from Optus and Telstra’s will launch in October. Consumers are also able to pre-order the device from Samsung’s Experience store in Sydney.
Update two: I emailed Samsung about the RAM and the 4G Galaxy S III has 2GB of RAM on-board!
It wasn’t that long ago that our own Josh Berg uncovered Telstra’s plans to introduce a 4G variant of the powerhouse Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Well Telstra have now gone public via Social Media, with the news confirming that indeed this is true! AND, that it will come pre-loaded with some buttery smoothness in the way of Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean!
Up until now one of the challenges with 4G Androids, has been the limitation of adjoining the 4G chip with the quad core CPUs. Well Telstra have also confirmed the 4G Samsung Galaxy SIII will have the quad core Exynos CPU in place, and the confirm on their Facebook page, “it’s fast!”
Telstra’s Facebook reps Dan and Chris have been working overtime answering questions on the device and its impending release, which looks set to be October.
It looks like October is going t be a very Samsung month, with the Note II also expected in stores at that time.
**In breaking news, Samsung themselves have confirmed the 4G variant will be available in Onyx Black and Titanium Gray and will be available on both the Optus and Telstra 4G networks. We believe this will be the first 4G phone for Optus.**
Tyler McGee, Vice President Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia has said:
“The Australian market continues to demonstrate a diverse set of consumer needs and we are
Committed to responding to this with a wide portfolio of products. Following the recent success of the Samsung GALAXY S III, the addition of the 4G powered GALAXY S III Onyx Black and Titanium Gray is part of our ongoing commitment to leading the charge in technology innovation and choice
Tell us, would 4G tip you over to buying a Galaxy SIII, or trading up your existing model; or are you waiting for the Note II?
Meanwhile, to see how Jelly Bean looks on a Galaxy SIII, check out our leaked hands-on review right here.