Galaxy S3 arrives at Boost, Virgin Mobile armed with LTE

Though it's been eclipsed by the new Galaxy S4, Samsung's previous flagship Android device will come to Sprint's prepaid brands next month.

Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 is coming to Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Josh Miller/CNET

LAS VEGAS -- Though the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been out in the world for a few weeks, its immediate predecessor continues to make the carrier rounds.

Today at CTIA 2013, Sprint announced that it is bringing the Galaxy S3 to its prepaid Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile brands next month. The device will operate on 3G and LTE networks for both operators.

The design and features of the reborn GS3 will be unchanged from the original version. Expect the same slim profile and 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, while inside you'll find Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, an 8-megapixel main camera, a 1.9-megapixel front-facing shooter, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, GPS, and Samsung-specific features like AllShare Play and S Beam.

Pricing and a specific release date are yet to come.

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