Samsung Australia support site confirms Galaxy S III for Vodafone, Optus, and possibly a 4G version for Telstra

Well how about this. Our own Matty Booth pointed out to me that on Samsung’s support site it lists versions of the Galaxy S III that are going to launch. Lo and behold there are versions for Vodafone (VAU), Optus (OPS) and a few versions for Telstra (TEL).

The GT-i9300 is just the basic Galaxy S III and from the looks of things will be launching on Optus. There’s also mention of the same version for Telstra.

The GT-i9300T is a version that’s enhanced for 850MHz 3G usage (yes, you could even call it ‘NextG Optimised’) and will launch on Vodafone and Telstra. Previous versions of Samsung phones have had a ‘T’ at the end of their names: GT-i9100T (Galaxy S II) and GT-i9250T (Galaxy Nexus), so this isn’t the first.

The one we found most interesting is the GT-i9303. A bump up of 3 on the codename suggests it will be a modified version of the normal Galaxy S III. This matched with the “TEL” on the end, leads us to believe that this is a 4G LTE version for Telstra and may come with a different processor from that of the Quad-Core Exynos found in the GT-i9300.

All will be confirmed on May 31 when Samsung officially launches the Samsung Galaxy S III here in Australia.

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  • Nikolas

    OMG BRING ON THE LTE TELSTRA BABY!

    Thanks Buzz, you’re a star in the Android Galaxy :D

  • Matt Booth

    I’m tempted by the i9303 since my next phone will definitely have LTE, the only downside is lack of community rom support for niche versions of this phone. Hopefully it will support a few LTE bands and the same version will have a wide release

  • Vik

    According to GSMarena and a few other places it’ll be running a Snapdragon dual core with 2gigs of ram for the LTE version

    • Matt Booth

      I thought that was the Docomo Japanese version with 2GB ram? Links?

  • Ken

    if u look at past model numbers, the i9x03 models are a downgrade of the i9x00 one…

    i9003 – Galaxy SL, downgraded to SC LCD and TI OMAP3 from SAMOLED and Hummingbird
    i9103 – Galaxy R, downgraded to SC LCD and Tegra 2 from SAMOLED+ and Exynos 4410

    if we look at S II 4G, it’s actually a i9210, in a totally number series as the vanilla S II

  • http://www.facebook.com/TaylorSwiftFan8 Jamesz Zhang

    am i reading this correctly did it just say may 31 is the galaxy s3 launch date for australia omg omg i can get rid of my galaxy nexus cauz i still hve 2 years left on my contract

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Buzz Moody

      31st is the launch event. The release date will be some point in June.

  • mark0Z

    I am pretty sure the multiple versions point to the options in the inbuilt storage of 16/32/64GBs. Anyways, no short of great sleuthing there Matty, well done!

    • http://ausdroid.net/ Buzz Moody

      Indeeeed!

  • tianhao

    As far as I know there is no confirmed date for Samsung galaxy s3 in Australia.

    • Hikari0307

      There’s a media event on the 31st, they did not explicitly say it’s for the S3, but hey.

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  • Amit

    XSA = Virgin !

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504837126 Anthony Jackson

      XSA is australian unbranded

      • Amit

        True, but Virgin will carry this model.

  • Nikolas

    A heads up to those who like to root their device –
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1660918
    Well done to the Devs on XDA. The SIII is yet to be released and they’ve already gained root.
    Now hurry the fark up and release the LTE TELSTRA! I WANT IT BAAAAAAAAAD!

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