NTT Docomo announces Galaxy S III (SC-06D) with dual-core CPU

Samsung Galaxy S III (SC-06D) on NTT Docomo


UPDATE: Samsung has upped the RAM to 2GB in this dual-core variant. PDF Link. Thanks Ada!

Japanese operator NTT Docomo has announced its 2012 summer lineup, which also includes Samsung’s Galaxy S III (SC-06D). However, unlike the international Galaxy S III, the Japanese variant comes with a dual-core Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor (MSM8960).

The phone is expected in June or July and will feature Docomo’s Xi LTE service, NFC, 1-seg TV, Android 4.0 OS, 4.8-inch 1280×720 pixels HD Super AMOLED display, 8MP main camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB and 2100mAh battery.

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  • Chris Chavez

    Interesting… Looks like their Galaxy S 3 wont feature TouchWiz. Or maybe it’s just an NT Docomo skinned TouchWiz UI. Skin on top of skin.. O_o

    • Jeremy B

      Chris not that I should talk, but aren’t you Pacific time? Shouldn’t you be asleep like me?

      • Chris Chavez

        I’m always up pretty late =p

  • Space Indaver

    Urgh. Why aren’t they making chips that are compatible with LTE?! Gross.

    • Iucidium

      Because of that childish reply.

      • Space Indaver

        Was it the choice of words? Because I’ll continue to feel free to use whatever colour of language I deem entertaining to myself whilst still raising a valid point, thanks. How about you make a counterpoint, instead of a snarky comment?

        Why aren’t they making compatible chips, rather than just saying ‘ah well, leave the old one in’? By not doing so, they’re disincentivising customers to upgrade from the S2. I personally live in a country where I have to use LTE if I want a top-end Android phone, so if there’s a price difference I’ll be getting the S2.

  • SuperTomcat

    Ok, if that GS3 has been upgraded to 2Gb RAM, a US version also could have the same RAM capacity and why not a 12MPx camera.

    • Chaan Niccaples Thomas

      If only I could have a dime for everyone who thinks they want a 12MP camera on their mobile phone yet have no idea that it wont make a difference I could get a free SGS3

  • Chris Chavez

    Oh, okay. I get it now. Kinda like how Sprint does with “Sprint ID” (carrier launcher).

    Thanks! :)