US Cellular announces the Samsung Galaxy S III, pre-orders will begin on June 12th

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We saw some Galaxy S III related news come from Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile and now it looks like the third of the five US carriers have stepped up. The latest is US Cellular who will have the handset available for pre-order beginning on June 12th. US Cellular has yet to offer any pricing details, or a specific release date. Though on that note, they have said that the handset will be available “in July.”

In terms of the models that will be available. US Cellular will have the 16GB model available in Marble White and/or Pebble Blue and a 32GB model available in Marble White. Otherwise, the specs are the same as we have seen before and include Android 4.0 ICS along with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. Additionally, the Galaxy S III will feature Pop Up Play, S Voice and Smart Stay which are described as follows;

  • Pop Up Play: picture-in-picture video capability that enables multi-tasking with other applications such as email
  • S Voice: voice control capabilities for applications and the device including taking pictures by saying “cheese,” turn the music player up or down, accept or reject calls and to “snooze” an alarm
  • Smart Stay: Intelligent display with eye tracking to ensure the phone stays on when in use

The US Cellular Galaxy S III will take advantage of the 4G LTE network (where available). That coverage currently includes select cities in Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin with select cities in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oregon, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia coming during the second half of the year.

Finally, those looking for more can surf on over to the US Cellular website (link below) where the coming soon style splash page has already gone live.

Via [US Cellular]

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