Softpedia: Samsung GALAXY S III Progre goes official at KDDI
Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Galaxy S III Progre. The smartphone is expected to hit shelves on November 2, though there are no details on pricing options yet.
Samsung Galaxy S III Progre seems to be another carrier-bounded variation of the highly-acclaimed Galaxy S III smartphone.
Just like the original model, KDDI’s Galaxy S III Progre will be shipped with Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box.
This is not necessarily a bad thing due to the fact that Samsung is currently rolling out the hotly-anticipated Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for Galaxy S III.
However, it will take some time until these Galaxy S III variations receive the upgrade as well, so keep this in mind before purchasing the Galaxy S III Progre.
Although there are multiple similarities between Galaxy S III and Progre, it appears that the latter is equipped with a dual-core processor, whereas the former features a more powerful quad-core CPU.
Furthermore, Samsung Galaxy S III Progre embeds a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon processor, which is complemented by 2GB of RAM, just like the Galaxy S III.
Even though the smartphone has been confirmed to come packed with 32GB of internal memory, there’s no word on microSD card slot for memory expansion. Still, that seems to be more than enough storage for most Android users.
The Galaxy S III Progre also boasts a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display that supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, and features Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
On the back, the phone sports the same 8-megapixel camera as the Galaxy S III, while in the front there’s a secondary 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.
Other highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S III Progre include: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, NFC (Near Field Communication) support, built-in GPS, 1Seg and 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery.