For those hoping that the Samsung Galaxy S III would land on AT&T, it appears that will likely be the case after the carrier killed the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, a device that it announced earlier this year at CES 2012.
AT&T has confirmed to The Verge that it has shelved the Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD noting that it didn’t make sense to release the device in the wake of the Samsung Galaxy S III announcement.
And while Samsung’s Ryan Bidan didn’t confirm that the device would be heading to AT&Ts’ 4G LTE network, it’s looking like that will probably be the case. After all, it’s not every day that a carrier and manufacturer just up and kill a device.
Unfortunately, Bidan would not confirm which American carriers would be getting the device only that it would be headed to HSPA+ and LTE networks. AT&T, Sprint and Verizon all have 4G LTE networks while T-Mobile operates an HSPA+ network, at least until it can get its 4G LTE network up and running.
While nothing has been announced, it would be pretty shocking to see the device not land on all four major U.S. carriers. We’ve seen evidence of a Sprint version of the phone, we’ve seen Verizon’s model show up in a road map leak and we are willing to bet that T-Mobile, which is struggling to retain customers, will be playing host to the device as well.
The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s latest smartphone and it features a spacious 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an impressive 8MP camera with loads of features, a massive 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
However, while the HSPA+ model features a quad-core Exynos processor, the 4G LTE model is expected to sport a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor.