It seems like only a couple of days have passed since the AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been rumored, and the Korean manufacturer is already making another country specific version, this time for the NTT Docomo network. The version in question here is the Samsung Galaxy S3 SC-06D, and it certainly seems like this one is a closely related brother of the AT&T S3 and as far as the hardware is concerned, to the bitter rival HTC One XL.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 SC-06D packs the impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 processor, which packs two Krait cores running at 1.5GHz. Unlike any of its competition, the Galaxy S3 SC-06D seems to pack a massive 2 GB of RAM. This massive quantity of RAM should make it multitask like no other Android device out there, and as far as the sheer numbers are concerned, you can still find a couple of laptops that ship with the same amount of memory. The only other device that packs 2 GB of RAM is the LG Optimus LTE2, but that one is still not ready for its show time.
The only thing that seems out of place is the slightly thicker 9 mm body. The international version of the Galaxy S3 measures only 8.6 mm in depth. For some this may not be such a big deal, but if we are curious enough to take a look at all the recent high end device, we will be surprised to see that they all strive to be under the 9 mm mark.
Spec wise, the Samsung Galaxy S3 SC-06D is the same as its international sibling, except the chipset. This means that you will also be able to find the awesome 4.8 inch wide HD Super AMOLED display even in the NTT Docomo model. You will also find the same 8 MP camera and more importantly the same nice 2100 mAh battery.
It looks like the Japan variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is all but ready to launch, and thankfully, the US one should be almost identical. Of course, the US bound version will also have to make use of the LTE standard, and the only new generation alternative for a proper chipset is the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8960 with its dual Krait cores.
We can’t help but wonder when the US version of the Galaxy S III will arrive, but one thing is for sure, the esteemed Samsung quad core Exynos chipset will have to strive hard to gain users hearts thanks to the latest iteration of the Snapdragon S4 plaftorm.