Samsung Galaxy S III on EE: the sweet taste of quad-core 4G Jelly Beans

Samsung Galaxy S III on EE: the sweet taste of quad-core 4G Jelly BeansEarlier today we covered EE's big 4G LTE launch, reporting that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be one of the select few handsets available on the high-speed service from launch.

But that's not all – turns out that the networking speed won't be the only part of the SGS3 that'll be a step up from the mainstream variant, but the operating system too: the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean pre-installed.

So says the marketing material released around the big EE launch, which not only confirms the presence of Jelly Bean, but which also reveals the high-flying handset will be available in an exclusive titanium grey colour – one of the quartet of new Galaxy S III colours we've been hearing rumours about lately.

As for Android 4.1, the EE announcement doesn't say anything about exclusivity, so there's no reason to believe 4G subscribers will get their hands on Jelly Bean before existing SGS3 owners. The leak of a seemingly final build of the firmware update over the past few days suggests an official announcement isn't far off.

There is one aspect of the Galaxy S III 4G that is worth celebrating, however, and it's quite possibly the first time 4G subscribers in the UK will have something to boast about to US mobile users, who have had 4G for a while now.

While the Galaxy S III LTE has had to drop two of its processor cores to play nice with the US networks, our own 4G-friendly version will pack the same quad-core 1.4GHz processing punch as the non-LTE model, making it surely the fastest smartphone in the UK. Well, at least until tomorrow.

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Jim988  Sep. 11, 2012 at 21:29

Wheres the source on this? Could possibly also feature 2GB of RAM like the Korean version which would be pretty cool.

dcx_badass  Sep. 11, 2012 at 22:38

Wheres the source on this? Could possibly also feature 2GB of RAM like the Korean version which would be pretty cool.
It will do, I posted this on the article from earlier.

The Galaxy S3 will most likely be the GT-I9305 that just launched in Australia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samsung_Galaxy_S_III#Model_variants
http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=3789&c=samsung_gt-i9305_galaxy_s_iii_lte_eu

http://ausdroid.net/2012/09/04/samsung-says-galaxy-siii-4g/

Pondlife  Sep. 13, 2012 at 02:07

SGS3 due to get JB by October probably I read earlier would make sense with the new version getting it.

SGS2 due to get JB in November now according to Samsung Sweden, so Matt might get to see it running fully once the devs have stripped the important bits into cm10

2tieredmarkets  Sep. 14, 2012 at 00:48

The International aka 'UK and Europe' Non 4G model gets less and less appealing.
As the odd one out with 'only 1GB RAM'
Low RAM is worse than Dual instead of Quad CPU if alarms/doubts they should recalled or delayed
Treats the UK as 'Early Adoptor Syndrome' while many of the UK stuck as any 4G UK model brought would lack full potential on any but EE!
Samsung had worries about 1GB versions hence the upgrade to 2GB with the Korean models that set the trend

Samsung should just gave the 4G model as standard and not done a Samsung Galaxy S II we dictate what you get (NFC and 32GB lacking models)

Beware Nokia and your Lumia 920 with decision of 4G only exclusivity and only on EE (bad move with Network exclusion but kudos of the Verizon and AT&T approach of '4G the future' (O2 and Vodafone will never sell a LTE product until it in interests of them

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