After originally teasing a new 4G LTE-capable version of its Samsung Galaxy S III way back in January, T-Mobile officially added the device to its online shop today. The Galaxy S III LTE is now available for purchase through T-Mobile’s website, with pricing set at a down payment of $69.99 and 24 monthly payments of $20 each. Customers who prefer to pay for it all at once will need to pony up $549.99.
The Galaxy S III LTE is currently only available in marble white, with 16GB of built-in storage. Outside of its new LTE connectivity, this Galaxy S III is the same as the regular ol’ HSPA+ model that T-Mobile launched nearly a year ago.
That means that Galaxy S III LTE buyers will be getting a device with a 4.8-inch 1280×720 Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel rear and 1.9-megapixel front cameras, 2GB RAM and a microSD card slot for adding more memory. The Galaxy S III LTE comes preloaded with Android 4.1.1.
While it’s not exactly a leading edge device anymore, the Galaxy S III is still a respectable Android smartphone that should continue to see support from T-Mo and Samsung for the foreseeable future. Plus, its $69.99 price tag makes it the most affordable device in T-Mobile’s 4G LTE-capable lineup, meaning that it could be a good option for consumers who want to try out T-Mobile’s new LTE network on the cheap.