News concerning the US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is coming in fast and furious early Tuesday morning.
On Monday, Samsung announced that their Galaxy S3 smartphone would be available here in the US this month. Not only that, it will be available on five different US carriers – Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and US cellular. That started a mad scramble amongst the carriers and the media. Which carrier would be the first to start accepting preorders? Which would be the first to get the smartphone into the hands of eager shoppers?
The first question has been answered. Sprint was the first to get their preorder page up and running. As for the delivery date? They say on their site that “We’ll do our best to get it to you before Thursday, June 21.” Hmmm, perhaps they are hedging their bet due to the reports of inventory shortages that plagued the European launch (especially the Pebble Blue version).
As for pricing, Sprint is offering the 16GB Galaxy S3 for $199 with a new two year contract, the same pricing we have seen with the other carriers so far. At the time this is being published, the 32GB Galaxy S3 we expect Sprint to offer is not listed on their site, so no pricing details on that one yet.
Information from other carriers is on the way. Check our Samsung Galaxy S3 page for the latest.
phone credit: Sprint