Pics of T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 Leaked!

It’s gonna be a month full of discussions about when Galaxy S3 is releasing where and at what price. And to begin with, pics have surfaced of the T-Mobile Galaxy S3, and surprisingly enough, with physical Home button as center of three buttons (other being Options key on the left and Back on the right).

Yes, this is exactly how international version of Galaxy S3 i9300 looks like, and the same layout is surprise because in the past – with the Galaxy S and S2 – each and every US carrier had always forced Samsung to forego the usual international 3 button layout in favor of 4 buttons setup – back, home, search and menu.

So, with Home button in its physical and traditional form there, it seems the only change the Galaxy S3 will have to undergo remains internal only – of course, for LTE support, which will force Samsung to use dual-core snapdragon S4 processor (with 2GB RAM?) in place of new quad-core Exynos processor found in international Galaxy S3 alongside 1GB RAM.

All of this is not confirmed yet, but it looks like thanks to huge success with its Android phones, particularly the Galaxy S2, Samsung is the one dictating terms to carriers, rather than other way round as it was for past two years. We think it’s good thing, now let’s hope Sammy is able to push updates as quick to US variants as it would to international piece, which is generally very timely, if not quick.

Images of T-Mobile Galaxy S3

There can be more – no more carrier bloatware!! Even though we don’t see any T-Mobile specific apps or content on the above pics, we would still be surprised – and delighted, of course — if Samsung also does away with carrier bloatware (apps, shortcuts, etc.) on its Galaxy S3, speaking of which it’s one tough thing to do, even the Google couldn’t do it with its Verizon Galaxy Nexus. Oh, speaking of bloatware, Sammy has already put in enough of that of its own in Galaxy S3, so let’s hope carrier execs think and agree that that’s the limit.

How does it sounds to you? You hate that it looks iPhone-ish or you think you’ll find it cool as the international users (myself included) of Galaxy S, S2, and S3 have found out, pretty happily. Although, on-screen buttons on Nexus are clear winner. And btw, going by this, we would be surprised – now, that is – if the design remains same for other carriers is US too. What say?

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20 Comments

  1. Personally I am extremely happy about this for Tmobile. I am a Verizon customer with 2lines and would love to KICK Verizon to the curb. I was truly hoping the Galaxy S3 can unchanged as far as the look was concerned because I was going to import one and use it here now I won’t spend that money. I have a funny feeling T-Mobile has something else up it’s sleeve I wish it was the Quad-core Exynos but I have come to terms with the fact that T-Mobile will use it’s HSPA 42 network. Due to that change it must use the Snapdragon S4 I can say YES to that as long as it comes with the rumored 2GB of ram. Tmobile will make all of it’s carrier application downloadable through the Google Play store which will give the customer the right to decide what they want on there own devices. The ONLY other carrier that will do that is SPRINT otherwise Verizon and At&t will find a way to SCREW up the Galaxy S3 with there overwhelming desire of carrier bloatware. The Best GALAXY S3 will be for T-MOBILE and I know Samsung did that for a reason because they respect tmobile and it’s dedication to android plus they are the underdog. Verizon is full of it’s self and over price for all LTE devices on it’s over saturated network. T mobile here I come in July..

    1. Yes, I agree with you. Tmo is very adorable and has supported the droid from very the very start. S3 on Tmo would simply rock!

  2. Personally I am extremely happy about this for Tmobile. I am a Verizon customer with 2lines and would love to KICK Verizon to the curb. I was truly hoping the Galaxy S3 can unchanged as far as the look was concerned because I was going to import one and use it here now I won’t spend that money. I have a funny feeling T-Mobile has something else up it’s sleeve I wish it was the Quad-core Exynos but I have come to terms with the fact that T-Mobile will use it’s HSPA 42 network. Due to that change it must use the Snapdragon S4 I can say YES to that as long as it comes with the rumored 2GB of ram. Tmobile will make all of it’s carrier application downloadable through the Google Play store which will give the customer the right to decide what they want on there own devices. The ONLY other carrier that will do that is SPRINT otherwise Verizon and At&t will find a way to SCREW up the Galaxy S3 with there overwhelming desire of carrier bloatware. The Best GALAXY S3 will be for T-MOBILE and I know Samsung did that for a reason because they respect tmobile and it’s dedication to android plus they are the underdog. Verizon is full of it’s self and over price for all LTE devices on it’s over saturated network. T mobile here I come in July..

    1. Yes, I agree with you. Tmo is very adorable and has supported the droid from very the very start. S3 on Tmo would simply rock!

  3. I hope the dual-core rumors are false. I won’t upgrade to that if it’s true. At that point I might as well stick with an SII and wait for the next model to trounce the 3.

    1. So, they have indeed become true, albeit with super 2GB RAM. Performance it seems will be equally good, but may get better or worse in some ares or benchmarks. Anyways, it’s not a bad deal, considering it’s getting you full HSPA support too, for higher data speeds.

  4. I hope the dual-core rumors are false. I won’t upgrade to that if it’s true. At that point I might as well stick with an SII and wait for the next model to trounce the 3.

    1. So, they have indeed become true, albeit with super 2GB RAM. Performance it seems will be equally good, but may get better or worse in some ares or benchmarks. Anyways, it’s not a bad deal, considering it’s getting you full HSPA support too, for higher data speeds.

  5. how are u getting that it looks like an iPhone? i just don’t see it

    pfff..

    1. Well, yes, not like iPhone, but the middle button layout is seen as iPhone rip.
      I personally like this middle button and have no problem with it at all. I have been using Galaxy S and S2 ever since they launched, so I am sure it’s actually good. Although I am currently using a Galaxy Nexus with on-screen button, I don’t think there is too much need for a multitasking button (like on One X), and the traditional Samsung 3 button combo is still pretty good. If I switch to Galaxy S3, I will definitely miss the on-screen buttons, since I had all of them (Back, Home, Multitasking, Menu and Search) on my Gnex, thanks to AOKP rom’s customization things.

      1. Middle button rip? Ugh, Blackberry’s had this before everyone. WM phone even had them – some Samsung WM devices as well. You are part of the problem when you say things like this. Furthermore, most ICS apps that are being built with HOLO in mind have its own built in menu that remedies some concerns.

  6. how are u getting that it looks like an iPhone? i just don’t see it

    pfff..

    1. Well, yes, not like iPhone, but the middle button layout is seen as iPhone rip.
      I personally like this middle button and have no problem with it at all. I have been using Galaxy S and S2 ever since they launched, so I am sure it’s actually good. Although I am currently using a Galaxy Nexus with on-screen button, I don’t think there is too much need for a multitasking button (like on One X), and the traditional Samsung 3 button combo is still pretty good. If I switch to Galaxy S3, I will definitely miss the on-screen buttons, since I had all of them (Back, Home, Multitasking, Menu and Search) on my Gnex, thanks to AOKP rom’s customization things.

      1. Middle button rip? Ugh, Blackberry’s had this before everyone. WM phone even had them – some Samsung WM devices as well. You are part of the problem when you say things like this. Furthermore, most ICS apps that are being built with HOLO in mind have its own built in menu that remedies some concerns.

  7. what is the differences between normal galaxy s3 and t.mobile galaxy s3..?
    im living in srilanka and i need to know which one is good for me.. can anyone tell me?

    1. Normal International Galaxy S3, model number i9300, features a 1.5GHz * QUAD-CORE* processor with *1GB RAM*, while the Galaxy S3 at T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular in US, feature 1.5GHz *DUAL-CORE* processor with *2GB RAM*. That said, there is not significant difference in performance, and dual-core Galaxy S3 device is almost equally powerful, fast and fluid as the quad-core Galaxy S3.

      1. actually the international is a 1.4Ghz quad core

  8. what is the differences between normal galaxy s3 and t.mobile galaxy s3..?
    im living in srilanka and i need to know which one is good for me.. can anyone tell me?

    1. Normal International Galaxy S3, model number i9300, features a 1.5GHz * QUAD-CORE* processor with *1GB RAM*, while the Galaxy S3 at T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and US Cellular in US, feature 1.5GHz *DUAL-CORE* processor with *2GB RAM*. That said, there is not significant difference in performance, and dual-core Galaxy S3 device is almost equally powerful, fast and fluid as the quad-core Galaxy S3.

      1. actually the international is a 1.4Ghz quad core

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