We’ve all been anxious awaiting the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for the Samsung Galaxy S III. While Singapore didn’t directly get it, at least yet, they are going to have a handset that most of the world just does not have yet – a Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered Samsung Galaxy S III LTE handset. Samsung Electronics, the Korean tech giant, is getting ready to launch this beautiful device by the end of September. What is even more exciting about this handset releasing in Singapore is that the smartphone will be featuring a quad core Exynos processor as opposed to the dual core Snapdragon S4 chip. The handset will also be featuring an entire 2GBs of RAM. Consumers in Singapore are going to have to shell out S$998 ($801.86 USD) for this new handset launching at the end of September.
This isn’t all of the news we have for Singapore though. Samsung Singapore take some time out of their day to get owners of existing Samsung Galaxy S III handset all excited about their device too. Owners of the Galaxy S III device in Singapore will be receiving the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update sometime in the near future (presumably around the same time the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE launches). We’ve already seen a multitude of Jelly Bean leaks over the past couple of months, it is expected that this update will be coming extremely soon. It could be as early as tomorrow, but at the same time I think that our most likely chance of seeing it will be when it the 4G LTE variant of the Galaxy S III launches.
Whatever the case, I think a new version of the Galaxy S III sounds really nice. Having a quad core processor thrown in their along with another gig of RAM is excellent. But at the same time, a lot of people just got in a contract for the Galaxy S III handset, so upgrading may prove to be fairly tedious. Not to mention those guys that went and paid full price for the entire handset. I kind of see it as a bad marketing move, but at the same time it is very nice to see a quad core version of the Galaxy S III. I think it helps put it up there with the Galaxy Note 2, so that when a consumer is choosing between the two handsets, they really aren’t missing out on hardware, but different apps. Also, this move is perfect after Samsung’s controversial iPhone vs Galaxy S III ad released. This just adds more flame to the already burning fire. Lets just hope that people actually see that this device is better.
Is anyone excited for this handset, or are you kind of upset that they released this and you’re stuck with the original Galaxy S III? It was kind of an odd move, but I still see where Samsung is coming from. Who knows, maybe you will be able to trade in your original Galaxy S III for a beefed up version when it launches in the U.S? That would be pretty cool, but fairly unlikely.