Samsung Galaxy S III variants for all four major U.S. carriers reportedly tipped by test photos

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 14, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III

Shortly after the Samsung Galaxy S III finally made its debut, a rumor surfaced claiming that Sprint may be launching its own model of Sammy's new flagship here in the U.S. Now a new report has expanded upon that rumor, as the folks from Pocketnow say that they've gotten hold of test images taken with variants of the Galaxy S III from all four major U.S. carriers. While the photos themselves don't really show anything special, there are purported device model numbers to go along with the shots: AT&T's Galaxy S III is said to be the SGH-I747, Verizon's is the SCH-I535, T-Mobile's is the SGH-T999 (test photo below) and Sprint's is the SPH-L710.

Keeping up with the U.S Galaxy S III rumors, the aforementioned Verizon SCH-I535 has apparently popped up in the listings of the NenaMark benchmarking app. The device is identified only as the "SCH-I535," but the listing does mention a few specs that may be present in the I535. The page alleges that the product is Verizon-bound and features a screen resolution of 1280x720, Android 4.0.4, a 1.5GHz processor and an Adreno 225 GPU, which is used with Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 system on a chip.

So there's your latest batch of U.S. Galaxy S III rumors. While nothing is officially official until these carriers make it so, the suggestion that all four major U.S. operators could be prepping a Galaxy S III variant seems plausible. Three of them (AT&T, Sprint and T-Mo) have offered their own versions of both the original Galaxy S and the Galaxy S II, and while Verizon passed on the Galaxy S II, it'd be a surprise to see one of the carriers pass on the Galaxy S III given the amount of hype surrounding the new handset. The good news is that Samsung has said that the Galaxy S III is coming to the U.S. this summer, so we may not have much longer to wait before these rumored handsets make their debut. How many of you are waiting to see if or when your particular carrier plans to offer the Galaxy S III?

Via Pocketnow, The Verge, NenaMark

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