By Jonathan Charles | Sep 26, 2012 09:14 AM EDT
Reports suggest that the LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy S3 is getting Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the operating system, after September, alongside the phone's launch. Photos of the device come from Android Central, though the sources confirming the update were not specified by The Droid Guy.
Rumors earlier in the year claimed that Samsung was launching devices to combat Apple, from its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet to a new Samsung Galaxy S2. The 20 million unit-selling S2 is getting Jelly Bean despite weaker hardware, the reason the device was under testing according to reports earlier in the year. Apple offers three smartphones and two tablets; Samsung offers two smartphones and two tablets, though three smartphones may feature if the the reports are true.
The LTE version of the Galaxy will feature 2GB of RAM and an Exynos 4 quad-core processor. Prior to Samsung Galaxy S3's announcement, rumors suggested two models for LTE and non-LTE markets, with different processors. It was thought that countries that like the UK, where 4G LTE connectivity is less prominent, would see the latter device, but TechRadar also confirmed, from a leaked specification sheet, that UK carrier Everything Evertyhing will support the 4G Galaxy S3. Interestingly, the quad-core processor will not arrive in the U.S., despite widespread LTE support in North America.
"Samsung said that the US variant will still feature Qualcomm's dual-core processor using Snapdragon S4 chipset," it claimed.
Samsung Galaxy S3 was released on May 29. The device is approaching 15 million unit, outpacing Samsung's Galaxy S2.
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