Yesterday, NTT DOCOMO unveiled to the world plans to bring to the market in Japan a wide range of new handsets running under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and the newly unveiled Galaxy S III was one of them.
Given the hype around this smartphone’s launch, it did not come as a surprise that the wireless carrier would add it to its lineup. However, it appears that Galaxy S III will have some treats for its Japanese users, at least this is what a closer look at its specs list at the wireless carrier shows.
For starters, we should note that the mobile phone will include 2GB of RAM when released in the country, which is double the amount announced for the international version. The high-end smartphone will become the second Android device to pack this amount of RAM, after the arrival of LG’s Optimus LTE II is Korea this week.
This suggests that Galaxy S III will be capable of delivering increased performance capabilities to its users, though it appears that the larger amount of RAM inside the phone might be exclusive to the Japanese market. Additionally, we should note that the smartphone will hit shelves in the country with a dual-core MSM8960 application processor from Qualcomm, clocked at 1.5GHz.
The chip will provide support for both 3G and LTE networks, something that the International version of the device will lack as well. When connected to NTT DOCOMO’s Xi (LTE) service, Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will offer data transfer speeds of up to 75MBps, the wireless carrier notes. The rest of the handset’s specifications remain mostly unchanged from what Samsung announced in early May, including the large 4.8-inch touchscreen display (720 x 1280 pixels HD resolution), the 8MP camera on the back, the 32GB of internal memory, or the MicroSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage space.