Samsung left a few hearts broken with its initial launch of the Galaxy S III back in May when it was learnt that the device would only come pre-installed with 1 GB of RAM, up till now. A post on the Samsung Tomorrow blog reveals that the manufacturer is preparing to launch the S III in Korea with a quad-core Exynos 4 CPU, 2GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. Compare that to the European version, which sports quad-core Exynos, but no 4G and only 1GB of RAM, or the North American model, featuring LTE and 2GB of RAM, but a dual-core Snapdragon CPU instead.
The Korean Galaxy S III will launch on the SK Telecom, Korea Telecom and LG U+ carriers, with different radios to suit each network. The trade-off for this extra connectivity and power is that the Korean S III is a little bulkier, weighing 4.88 oz compared to 4.7 for the international model, and measuring 9mm thick versus 8.6mm elsewhere. Other specs remain identical including the 8MP rear camera, 4.8-inch HD SuperAMOLED screen and Android 4.0 ICS along with Samsung’s Touch Wiz. The device comes packed with 32GB internal memory along with SD expandibility
Given the specific hardware and radios needed for the Korean market, it’s unlikely that Samsung will ship these units internationally, with that in mind, one should not expect it to run on any American or European networks. The juiced up version of the galaxy S III is expected to hit stores all across Korea from July 9th.