For those who aren’t in the know, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) may sound like the name of some Secret Service organization. And that’s what it seems like, especially after a report which came out just a few days ago. It was through the Bluetooth SIG’s records that we discovered Verizon will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Now, the organization’s latest listing indicates that Sprint will also be offering Samsung’s hot new smartphone.
The Bluetooth SIG, however, is not what its name suggests. It is actually the board which approves Bluetooth radio applications, and prior to Verizon and Sprint showing up in their listings, AT&T and T-Mobile were previously approved.
However, don’t expect any in-depth information on the device’s specifications or whether there will be differences in specs between each carrier’s version of the Galaxy S3. The only thing we can infer from these listings is that regardless of carrier, the US Galaxy S3 will support Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
Such listings won’t tell us anything either about release dates – so far, most are hoping the Galaxy S3 will be out sometime in June, but neither Samsung nor the Big Four US carriers have confirmed anything. To give you an idea of what to expect on the Galaxy S3, the version announced in London in May 3 is powered by a quad-core Exynos processor and 1 GB RAM, offers 16/32/64 GB internal storage options and comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, 8-megapixel rear camera and Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Since quad-cores traditionally do not support 4G LTE, we’re expecting most of the US Galaxy S3 variants to come with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 instead.