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Sprint now offering Samsung Galaxy S3 for free

By James Geddes , Sep 06, 2013 06:34 AM EDT
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If you're looking to upgrade your smartphone but don't want to spend a ton of money in the process, Sprint is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 for free.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is still a great choice when looking for a smartphone. The Galaxy flagship smartphone from last year has the specs and innovative features that any smartphone fan can appreciate. The handset still receives regular software upgrades from Samsung, and the company just announced that the Galaxy S3 would be receiving the latest version of Android 4.3 in October. This update will bring the latest and greatest from Google, something other flagship smartphones have yet to receive.

The Android 4.3 update will also allow the Galaxy S3 to fully support Samsung's new Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, and Galaxy S3 will be the only smartphones initially supported to work with the Galaxy Gear. Sprint has confirmed it will offer the Galaxy Gear in October and the carrier has cut the price of the Galaxy S3 to sweeten the deal. It's now offering the smartphone for free when signing a new 2-year contract.

The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 4.8-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution Super AMOLED HD display with a pixel density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). The smartphone ships with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will be receiving Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in October. It is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM to provide a smooth user experience. The S3 includes 16GB of internal memory and 2GB of RAM.

The smartphone is packing a high-end 8-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag, LED Flash, and 1080p video capture. The front facing 1.9-megapixel camera can capture 720p HD video. Its wireless connectivity options include a 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. You'll be able to increase the internal storage by using the microSD slot, which allows you to insert and use up to 64GB microSD cards. The Galaxy S3 also includes a 2,100 mAh removable battery.

Sprint is offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 in a choice of white, blue, or amethyst for free when signing a new 2-year contract.

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