Samsung Canada confirms June 20th launch for Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S IIISamsung Canada today confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in Canada on June 20th. Two models will be offered with the SGH-i747 model headed to Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers Wireless and the SGH-iT999 model to be available from Vidéotron, Wind and Mobilicity.

“We are very excited to bring the highly anticipated GALAXY S III to Canadians so they can experience firsthand, the power, performance and passion that Samsung is known for,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. “This next generation of the GALAXY S series is sleek and stylish, and offers users features that promote sharing, and are intuitive and powerful, allowing Canadians to enjoy a more human experience with their smartphone.”

The two Canadian variants will both ship with the 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset rather than the 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos that the international version will sport. On the flip side, both models will sport 2GB of RAM! Here are the full Canadian specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Data connectivity (SGH-i747): LTE
  • Data connectivity (SGH-iT999): HSPA+ 42Mbps
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0(LE), NFC, DLNA
  • Display: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16 or 32GB on SGH-i747 / 16GB only on SGH-iT999 and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash, 1ms shutter lag, and ‘Burst shot’ mode
  • Front-facing camera: 1.9MP
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 millimeters / 133 grams
  • Colours: Pebble Blue, Marble White

Pricing will fall in the CA$150 range with a three-year contract.

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