A few weeks ago at the IFA tech show in Berlin, Samsung representatives announced that an upgraded version of the current star, the Samsung S3, is set to debut in Singapore by the end of September. The new S3 will have all of the features of the earlier version except now it will also come with a 2GB RAM, quad-core processor, LTE capabilities, and an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Now that is certainly something to look forward to since an OS update is yet to be available for the first S3 release.
At the event, Samsung showcased the S3 LTE Android 4.1 Jelly Bean test model. Those that were able to test drive the new version of the S3 were nothing short of awed by its performance. If there is one downside to Samsung’s up and coming upgraded flagship device, it may be its price. Rumor has it, an unlocked Samsung S3 LTE will retail for around $800SGD. Mobile carriers have yet to make an announcement as to whether or not they will offer the unit under contract.
Samsung has made it clear that they will not be phasing out the I9300 S3 when the LTE version is released to the Asian market. The older version will still be available since not everyone can shell out $800SGD for a smartphone. However, those that are trying to decide whether or not the LTE version would be worth the cost are advised to think a little further into the future. An LTE capable smartphone may not be a necessity now but seeing as today’s technology moves as fast as a moving bullet, it may be a good option to get a more advanced smartphone now while LTE capable units are still priced competitively.