Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM heading to Japan

Samsung Galaxy S III with 2GB RAM heading to JapanWe won't try to hide our feelings here: we quite simply cannot wait to get our mitts on the Samsung Galaxy S III (May 29th feels like a LIFETIME away).

But if you thought the specs looked pretty impressive when it was launched a couple of weeks ago, what about the Japanese? Apparently when Samsung's latest flagship lands there, it'll have a RAM boost up to 2GB.

According to NTT DoCoMo - which will be the network of choice - the model number will be SC-06D and it'll land in June. Other bits will be the same - for example, the same Exynos quad-core processor, the 32GB of internal storage (which can only be gotten on Vodafone right now in the UK) and the 8MP camera.

It's not a massive surprise of course - we all know how advanced technology is in Japan so to have Samsung bump this RAM up to compete with other handsets isn't a massive surprise.

Nor is the fact that the phone will be coming in different flavours. Foe example, the US will get its own 4G LTE variant.

What do you guys reckon of the Galaxy S III? We know Lewis was suitably unimpressed and even went as far as to pen a little piece on how disappointed he was. And lots of the reviews online seem to run with an undercurrent of 'meh' throughout.

And what about LG and the Optimus 4X HD? That could be just as good but lack the sparkle of Samsung's now well-established marketing machine. Which would you go for (if either)? Let us know below.

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JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 11:37

meh

After the SGS2, the HTC One S and X I finally need a break from Android. I just don't 'like' it is probably the honest (and least, ahem, controversial) assessment. So, I'll get back to you in 6 to 12 months ;)

krogothnx  May. 17, 2012 at 12:13

i know the feeling. before i got my gnex, i was seriously contemplating a jump to iPhone or WP7. unfortunately i don't seem to like either of them too much either.

there's always something in the back of my head that says i should just get a dumbphone and use it as a damned phone though.

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 12:17

i know the feeling. before i got my gnex, i was seriously contemplating a jump to iPhone or WP7. unfortunately i don't seem to like either of them too much either.

there's always something in the back of my head that says i should just get a dumbphone and use it as a damned phone though.


I'm currently using a Nokia 701 (I have an N9 that is too buggy for reliable use) LOL... and unamazingly, it does everything I need rather well. I wouldn't mind a 4'' screen. But hey, 2 days battery life with some heavy internet use. And it IS lightening fast.

Will probably keep an eye on the iPhone 5, tbh....

krogothnx  May. 17, 2012 at 12:50

i know the feeling. before i got my gnex, i was seriously contemplating a jump to iPhone or WP7. unfortunately i don't seem to like either of them too much either.

there's always something in the back of my head that says i should just get a dumbphone and use it as a damned phone though.


I'm currently using a Nokia 701 (I have an N9 that is too buggy for reliable use) LOL... and unamazingly, it does everything I need rather well. I wouldn't mind a 4'' screen. But hey, 2 days battery life with some heavy internet use. And it IS lightening fast.

Will probably keep an eye on the iPhone 5, tbh....


aye i'm still interested in the iPhone 5, would be nice if there was a screen size bump cause that's the main thing that put me off any other iPhone.. my mitts are just hammers on that size screen.

interesting to see the 701 is actually a good phone! bit pricy though isn't it?

Treab  May. 17, 2012 at 18:42

i know the feeling. before i got my gnex, i was seriously contemplating a jump to iPhone or WP7. unfortunately i don't seem to like either of them too much either.

there's always something in the back of my head that says i should just get a dumbphone and use it as a damned phone though.


I'm currently using a Nokia 701 (I have an N9 that is too buggy for reliable use) LOL... and unamazingly, it does everything I need rather well. I wouldn't mind a 4'' screen. But hey, 2 days battery life with some heavy internet use. And it IS lightening fast.

Will probably keep an eye on the iPhone 5, tbh....


aye i'm still interested in the iPhone 5, would be nice if there was a screen size bump cause that's the main thing that put me off any other iPhone.. my mitts are just hammers on that size screen.

interesting to see the 701 is actually a good phone! bit pricy though isn't it?


it was now down to 130 ish

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 21:32

where's that, treab? 701 - not 710 ;)

Treab  May. 17, 2012 at 22:06

where's that, treab? 701 - not 710 ;)

ahh my mistake... still easy one to make...

JanSt / MOD  May. 17, 2012 at 22:15

where's that, treab? 701 - not 710 ;)

ahh my mistake... still easy one to make...


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