Aren't you glad you waited to buy an LTE version of the Galaxy S III? Samsung has confirmed that the versions with faster cellular data will support Voice over LTE on appropriately equipped networks, giving them that IP-based boost to call quality. The rollout will start with the Korean LTE model receiving support in August -- we suspect SK Telecom is an early partner here -- followed by a deployment in foreign LTE markets, which would mostly limit the upgrades to American and Canadian owners. About our only qualm is with Samsung's assertion that the update makes the Galaxy S III the "world's first Voice over LTE smartphone:" we're pretty sure the fine folks at LG and MetroPCS have a thing or two to say about keeping up with current events.
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- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.1])
- Screen size 4.8 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in
- Weight 4.7 oz
- Released 2012-06-21
Google Android 6.0