Three has confirmed that the so-called Ultrafast edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will also go hand in hand with its upcoming 4G LTE network.
The handset, which went on sale today, benefits from Three’s freshly launched DC-HSDPA network that offers speeds more than double that of the HSPA+ standard. However, it left some to wonder whether it would also work with Three’s LTE network that’s also due to launch later this year.
Well, you’ll be pleased to know that it will, meaning you can pick up the Ultrafast S3 now safe in the knowledge that will be capable of even faster browsing speeds when Three finally rolls out its 4G network in the second half of 2013.
Better still, the numerical carrier has already confirmed that its 4G tariffs won’t cost any more than what it already charges 3G subscribers.
Sweetening matters further, the Ultrafast S3 also comes with Android Jelly Bean out of the box, contrary to earlier reports that it might land with Ice Cream Sandwich instead.
Everything else about the handset remains the same, meaning it packs a still very much impressive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and an eight-megapixel shooter that records videos in full HD.
Sylvia Chind, Head of Devices at Three, said, “Following the phenomenal success of the Samsung Galaxy S3 last year, we’re pleased to now offer the Ultrafast ready Galaxy S3.
“Built with the technology to work on our advanced network you’ll be able to enjoy the ultimate mobile internet experience on Three.”
The Samsung Galaxy S3 Ultrafast is available in marble white and pebble blue on Three’s Ultimate Internet 500 and The One Plan pay monthly tariffs for £34 and £36 per month respectively, plus a £29 upfront cost for the handset itself.
On the Ultimate Internet 500, you’re entitled to all-you-can-eat data, 500 minutes and 5,000 texts. The One Plan, meanwhile, also gets you unlimited data and 5,000 texts, but ups the ante with 2,000 minutes and 5,000 Three-to-Three minutes.