WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.
SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus started the sales of the Samsung Galaxy SIII LTE, today.
The three domestic mobile carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus started sales of the LTE version, today Monday July 9.
SK Telecom started sales of the third generation (3G) model last month, but industry officials expect the main sales battle between telecommunications firms to start with the LTE handset as most subscribers are jumping ship to the new network.
The marketing feud between the three and their heavy investment in building nationwide LTE networks have cost billions of won and market analysts speculate that their numbers for the second quarter maybe the worst ever.
Company representatives expect the release of the Galaxy S3 will increase revenue for the second half of the year until other new products from domestic electronics firms Pantech and LG Electronics are released in the fall to further boost earnings.
Samsung have a yet to name a sequel to the Galaxy Note, planned for the fall, and Apple is predicted to release a successor to the iPhone 4 around the same time.
The S3 is the latest model in the Galaxy series that has made the firm the No. 1 shipper of handsets worldwide.
Both the 3G and LTE models of the phone run on Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and have a 1.4 gigahertz quad-core processor and a 4.8 inch super AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) screen.
The LTE model supports digital media broadcasting and boasts a higher memory and connectivity speed.