The Pebble Blue model of the Samsung Galaxy S3 was slightly altered by Samsung after the version was delayed due to manufacturers not living up to the company's standards.
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The blue appears to have been changed in new pictures. It now seems to have a gunmetal hue and looks dark grey under low lighting. It almost looks like it has a chrome finish.
YouMobile.org received pictures of the new version of the Galaxy S3. The sites sources claim that it will now be called Metallic Blue instead of Pebble Blue.
The Pebble or Metallic Blue version of the handset was recently reported to be back in stock again and has started to ship in Europe.
This was great news for customers who anticipated purchasing the Pebble Blue variant and were disappointed after 600,000 back covers for the device were destroyed because they did not match up to Samsung's high standards, causing shortages for this particular model globally.
Some of the covers that were destroyed displayed white blotches that could be seen while looking at the component from a specific angle.
Samsung announced its plans to launch the Samsung Galaxy S3 on the five largest network service providers in the U.S. yesterday, including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon.
The U.S. version of the device will launch for both 4G LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks. Prices will vary from carrier to carrier, with the minimum being $199.
Samsung also will replace its Exynos quad-core processor with Qualcomm's dual-core s4 chip in the U.S. variant of the smartphone.
The Qualcomm chips have the LTE and 42MB HSPA+ speeds that U.S. smartphone owners expect and also keep up with the quad-core processors.
Other specifications for the U.S. model are the same as the international version, including a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a 2100mA battery and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.