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Optus and Telstra Samsung Galaxy S3 4G Available For Pre-Order


By Admin | 6 September 2012

Australian carriers Optus and Telstra have launched pre-orders this week for the 4G version of the international Samsung Galaxy S3. Optus pre-orders, though, would only be available on the carrier’s website.

Buyers have two new Galaxy S3 flavors to choose from – the recently-launched Onyx Black and Titanium Grey options. Customers can choose from a variety of Telstra and Optus price plans, although Telstra has yet to announce its tariffs for the Galaxy S3 4G.

The most inexpensive Optus plan costs $30 a month with $21 monthly payments over two years, while the top-of-the-line offering costs $80 with $4 monthly payments, also over two years. Telstra will be announcing further information on the device and applicable price plans closer to the October release date.

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 4G would be a device that combines quad-core processing with 4G LTE connectivity – prior to the release of this Galaxy S3 variant, international users were restricted to the quad-core Exynos, albeit without 4G support.

Customers in countries with 4G LTE, particularly those in the United States, had to settle for a dual-core Snapdragon S4 in place of the Exynos due to compatibility issues. But aside from the combination of 4G and the quad-core processor, everything else remains the same. The Galaxy S3 4G still has a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front camera, 2,100 mAh battery, 16 GB internal storage and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Updates to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean should be available soon for international users.

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