We’ve reported that the Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III’s were essentially being delayed for many due to a low number of inventory. Now the latest official confirmation coming from Sprint has the device arriving at Sprint on July 1st. Here is the official statement from Sprint:
Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at Sprint beginning on Sunday, July 1. It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales. The 32GB version will be available in Web Sales, Sprint Business Sales and Telesales.
Better late than never, right? Clearly both T-Mobile and Sprint have been overwhelmed with pre-orders and the general demand of this phone and have done their best to accommodate as many people as they can. Hopefully you all have been patient and eager to finally get your hands on this phone!
Source: Android Central
Earlier today we had reported that a supposed Verizon Galaxy S III model was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. Now a possible Sprint variant has also appeared under the model number SPH-L710, which closely resembles the model number to Sprint’s Galaxy S II, SPH-D710. I think all of us Sprint customers already assumed that we would be getting a GSIII this summer, but it’s nice to start getting some confirmation. With the Evo 4G LTE delays, is anyone considering waiting out for the GSIII?
Buzz around the Internet is that Samsung’s Galaxy S III took its design ques as a result of the ever ongoing battle with Apple’s patent infringement case. Samsung design VP, Chang Dong-hoon was asked earlier today to give his feedback on the matter to which he denied it being the case at all. According to reporters, at the 2012 Seoul Digital Forum, Dong-hoon claimed the following to clear the matter up:
“Our change in smartphone design is part of a five-year plan, not a sudden turn-around”
Dong-hoon was persistent in noting that the design of the GSIII’s curved shape was due in part to be the product of hundreds of different iterations and not the pressure of the battle against Apple. Either way, I’m very pleased with the design quality of the device, even though a literal brush metal would have been nice instead of a metal-”ish” material. What do you think?
UK’ers are now able to pre-order the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III from several different carriers of choice. Vodafone, O2 and Three are all offering the ability to pre-order the device and to be among the first to receive the quad-core monster. In addition, it looks like you can score a decent deal with any one of the carriers if you plan on snagging the device. One could get the 16GB model for free with a £41 ($66) monthly plan on Vodafone. Similarly, you’ll be able to get a hold of the handset on O2 and Three for roughly the same monthly cost or pay up to £219 ($353) for slight less of a commitment to the carrier. If you’re ready to get rolling on the deal check out the source link of your choice and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: Three, Vodafone, O2
Now that Samsung has released their latest flagship, the Galaxy SIII, everyone wants to know how the specs compare to some other heavy hitters. The folks at Droid Life have put together a handy comparison chart between the Galaxy SIII, Galaxy SII, Galaxy Nexus, and HTC One X. Click the image above to see the details.
You didn’t think we were done with the Galaxy S III news did you? OK, good because this time it’s something you might want to pay attention to – the official GSIII sign-up page. Sammy has launched the phone’s sign-up page for everyone who want’s more device availability information as it is released. We still don’t know exactly all the carriers who are going to carry Sammy’s new flagship handset, but if the sign-up page is any indication you U.S. folks might be pleasantly surprised.
As it was with the Galaxy Nexus sign-up page, the GSIII’s page asks for your personal contact info along with your zip code and carrier preference. Among those carriers listed are; AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, C-Spire Wireless, U.S. Cellular, and Metro PCS. Now this doesn’t mean for sure that all those carriers will get the device, it’s just nice to see when your carrier is a listed option. Don’t forget, we’ve already seen the device listed in a Verizon User Agent profile so that one is most likely in the bag. We are also hearing that the GSIII should land in the U.S. in June so hopefully we will have more details very soon. Stay tuned and we will fill you in as we learn more but in the meantime, head to the source link to get signed up for future information from Samsung themselves.
I just told you about Three UK’s pre-order deal for the Galaxy S III so what do you say we up the ante a little on the next one? Carphone Warehouse is also taking pre-oreders but this time it is for the unlocked, SIM-free version of the phone and will retail for £499 outright, or for as little as £36 a month. What makes this deal so much better than Three’s you ask? How about a free Galaxy Tab, Zagg screen protector, and car charger for the phone sound? Not too bad huh?
This deal is only valid for the first 1000 people who place a pre-order so if an unlocked GSIII is what you are looking for, I would act fast because this great combo deal will definitely go quick. For further details and to get your order in now, hit up the source link below.
Source: Carphone Warehouse
It’s only a few weeks before we see the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone in Europe, so it’s safe to run out to your local mobile carrier to grab the 32GB version, right? Wrong. Most carriers will likely carry a 16GB version of the device at launch, but there’s one carrier that has an exclusive model that will be available. Vodafone UK announced through its Twitter page that it will indeed carry the 32GB model exclusively, in addition to the standard 16GB model. It looks like Vodafone is trying to have the leg up on attracting customers to its network thanks its newfound exclusivity.
The 16GB and 32GB versions of the smartphone will be available on May 30th. Feel free to start drooling in the meantime.
Source: Vodafone UK Twitter
You want to know how Samsung intends on enticing potential customers now that it’s Galaxy S III smartphone is out? No, it isn’t the quad-core processor built-in nor the sweet lineup of accessories. My friends, Sammy is offering an attractive 50GB of free storage courtesy of Dropbox— similar to what HTC has done in the past. The key difference is HTC offered “only” 25GB, while Sammy is offering double the storage space.
Keep in mind as awesome as this is, it won’t last forever. Samsung and Dropbox will be offering this awesome promotion for Galaxy S III owners for a limited time only— owners who take advantage of this will have free storage for only 2 years. But hey— by the time 2 years comes around, we’ll probably be seeing a bigger and better promotion by then.
Source: Venture Beat
The end is nigh my friends. The Samsung Galaxy S III will finally be unveiled tomorrow during Samsung’s Mobile Unpacked Event in London and for those of you who want to see the unveiling for yourself, Samsung will be airing the event for your viewing pleasure. Not only are we going to see the highly anticipated GSIII (or the Next Galaxy phone, we still don’t know the official name), rumor has it Samsung could also be announcing a new Galaxy Tab and may even unleash their new cloud storage solution called S-cloud.
To see the event on your mobile device you are going to want to visit the ‘The Next Galaxy’ website, and from a desktop you can either go there or the Samsung Mobile Facebook page. If you are unable to watch as it happens live, have no fear because our own Chris Stewart will be there to relay all the gritty details. We will even have a hands on demo shortly after the event wraps up! So even if you do watch the video you will want to be sure to tune in shortly after the event to see this bad boy in action. We are so close now.
The show will begin at 7PM sharp UK time (2PM EST) at either of the source links below.
Samsung Mobile Facebook