in brief Telstra has confirmed it will launch the 4G iteration of Samsung’s Galaxy SIII on October 9, with the device already available through its online store.
Following in rival Optus’ footsteps, Telstra says its stores will begin selling the highly vaunted device from the 9th October, with the device already on sale through its online store (although the listing suggests it will take between 5-9 business days before delivery).
The device is nearly identical to the original SIII that launched earlier this year, aside from the major difference in that it now supports Telstra’s 4G network – a key criticism of the original device. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and boasts a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display.
“With Telstra’s 4G coverage now available in more than 100 metropolitan and regional areas across the nation, customers will be able to enjoy a full speed experience in more than twice as many places as other 4G networks,” Andrew Volard, Director at Telstra Mobile said in a statement.
“The combination of a quad-core processor, the fastest Android operating platform yet and 4G internet speeds will make it incredibly easy for our customers to stream music and video, surf the web and use video chat to connect with their friends.”
Telstra has embarked upon a major advertising campaign recently, spruiking its 4G network in Australia as the network without equal as rival Optus ramps up its own 4G network.