Its official, the Samsung Galaxy SIII is launching in the United States this month on Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and US Cellular. Samsung made the announcement earlier today on their Facebook page; which should be a relief to Android fans in the US who had to wait months for the launch of the Galaxy SII last year.
While it is yet to be seen if each carrier has a unique version of the Galaxy SIII as they have with previous Galaxy S devices, the 4.8 inch HD SAMOLED screen will remain on US versions. US versions however will feature a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor rather than the quad core Exynos processor found on the international version. Further, all US versions of the Galaxy SIII will feature 2gb ram, compared to 1gb in the international version.
It will be interesting to see if the button layout of the international version of the Galaxy SIII will remain when it launches on US carriers. So far, none of the Galaxy S, or SII devices in the US launched with the hardware button configuration found on the international models. The fact that the device is launching in the US within a month of the international version leads me to believe that the US versions will be very similar in terms of hardware design, as well as button layout. This of course is just speculation, and we should know for sure what the devices will look like within the coming weeks.