Persistent rumors of Japan’s NTT Docomo version with 2GB continue.
The Galaxy S3 has been officially announced, but has yet to be released and yet the rumors continue as to exactly what the specifications for the phone are going to be. That is especially true here in the US. While we know that the smart phone will come with a dual core processor because of the embedded 4G LTE, other items may still be up in the air. This is because of the rumors of versions of the Galaxy S3 which are coming with 2 GB RAM. If these is a valid rumor, this will put the phone out in the fore front with only the LG Optimus LTE 2. No other phones are coming with 2 GB of memory at this time.
All of this appears to be an indication that Samsung may be providing versions of the Galaxy S3 with varying specifications. Given that the 2 GB version has been confirmed for Japan, it makes us wonder exactly what we might expect here in the US. While we have no official word as to which carriers will be getting the Galaxy S3, we are pretty sure the big 4 will be seeing it. For AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, there will be 4G LTE versions, but will come with a dual core version which has been confirmed. Could it be that Samsung is going to include 2 GB of RAM because of the lessor processor? That could happen.
Part of the reason we believe this will be the case is because the NTT Docomo Galaxy S3 is coming with a dual core processor as well. It is that fact which tends to indicate we will be seeing the same version here in the US. It may not appear at all the US wireless carriers who offer the phone which could create an interesting situation. There are reports that the 2 GB of RAM is 20% thinner than the existing RAM and that will help in keeping the size down as it is. There is talk of the dual core version being just a little thicker than the quad core version. But the other thing which is being reported is that the increased memory will also improve battery life on the phones. That has yet to be proven out as there are no models with the installed memory out in the world for testing right now. That will be a wait and see situation.
Much of this speculation right now and we should know more next month as world final comes as to the official release dates here in the US and the associated specifications.