Head up MetroPCS customers. The carrier has just announced they will have the “nature-inspired“ Samsung Galaxy S III handset in the coming days. It will be available to purchase beginning on Monday. October 22nd for $499 plus tax. MetroPCS branded Galaxy S III will be served on carrier’s 4G LTE network. The carrier has noted that users can save between $1,200 and $2,000 over a two-year span by choosing one of their month-to-month plans, which fares $55 per month including unlimited talk, text, and 4G option or a basic LTE plan starting at $30. Users can also go with the regular 4G LTE plan starting at $30.
If you need a specs refresher of the Galaxy S III, here it is:
# 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Pentile display with 1280 X 720 pixels of resolution
# Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with TouchWiz 4.0 sits on top of it
# 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 dual-core processor
# 2GB RAM
# 8MP f/2.6 rear-facing snapper with LED flash to record 1080p HD videos
# 1.9MP front-facing shooter
# 16GB eMMC, microSD card expansion support
# 4G LTE capability
# BT 4.0, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot, NFC, S Beam, Pop Up Play
# 2100mAh battery
Samsung has confirmed the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update will be rolled out for the U.S. based Galaxy S III handsets in the coming months. The manufacturer is already rolling out the JB update in Spain, Romania, Austria, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Ireland.