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.