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It's been just a week since we saw the Samsung Galaxy S III unveiled at London's Earl's Court arena, but already the international variants of the device are starting to appear. The first is from Korea Telecom, and comes with the snappy interim title of SHV-E170K. The device, which you'll see over on the left in the photo above, looks like a cross between a Galaxy Player 7.0 and a Galaxy S III (and also bears more than a passing resemblance to this alleged S III leak from back in March.)

It's a bit more angular than the international Galaxy S III, but it's running the same combination of ICS and the TouchWiz "Nature UX" that you'll find on that phone. The SHV-E170K is confirmed to be an LTE-capable handset, but other specs have yet to be officially announced. Based on benchmark results, SammyHub​ postulates that it'll carry a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 chip, a 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facer and a 4.3-inch qHD SuperAMOLED screen. Essentially, this is to the Galaxy S III what the HTC One S is to the One X.

No word on whether we'll see this thing outside of Korea, but we wouldn't be surprised to see a HSPA+ version of this thing in the months ahead, as Samsung brings its mid-range portfolio up-to-date.

Source: SammyHub


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Samsung's SHV-E170K is a mid-range Galaxy S III variant for Korea Telecom


Wonder if that's what we saw yesterday, the "sprint leaked" device. Hope not - if that style convention is any reflection of what we'll see for the American GS3 - I'll be going Evo LTE.

Believe me, I've visited there a few times and those are not the best looking models they could find.

The phone looks good (Samsung) but what phone is the one on the far right ?? . For a midrange Sammy it looks good if not better than the galaxy S3

I swear all of these photo's showing asian girls holding phones always seem to look ridiculously disproportionate.. the phones always look so strange looking in almost EVERY photo.. anyone else agree lol?

I wonder if I can take the qHD screen from this and mash it into an SII for better res? Same screen size, just the button/sensor/camera & connector a little iffy.