The new Samsung Galaxy S3 release for the US market is very close. The third generation Galaxy S handset is up for official launch in the domestic market. All major carriers in the country will start selling the Galaxy S3 by the end of June or early July. Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and U.S Cellular are the major cellular service providers to sell the S3 as it comes to the U.S.
Interestingly, for the first time in its history Samsung is to ship a high-end phone with the same name on all U.S. carriers. The company used to sell its flagship handsets with various names and slightly different specs on different carriers. Even the last Galaxy S II came to US with multiple names like Captivate, Fascinate, Epic 4G Touch and more.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 3
As per reports, the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S 3 is apparently not coming this month. Fresh rumors indicate that Galaxy S3 would come from Verizon by sometime early July 2012. The reason for the delay has been cited as the shortage of Qualcomm chipset. Verizon could have been a great network for Samsung to release the Galaxy S 3 firs. Being a high-end 4G LTE phone, it can perform better on Verizon than on other carriers. Verizon now dominates the 4G LTE market with coverage across the country.
AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 3
With the delay of Verizon Galaxy S 3, we have to receive the gadget from AT&T first. AT&T is the second largest provider of 4G LTE service in the U.S right now. Though not comparable to Verizon, AT&T has better presence in many important parts and cities of the country. AT&T has also been a successful carrier for Samsung with a huge variety of devices including the last year’s Galaxy S 2.
Regarding release date, the AT&T version of S 3 will only come in the third week of the month. “AT&T will not ship its Samsung Galaxy S 3 on the 18th of this month. Instead, citing a leaked retailer document, the wireless carrier will start shipping the new Samsung phone to stores and third-party retailers by the 21st of this month,” says Pop Herald.
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 3
T-Mobile will be the only carrier in the U.S to launch the Galaxy S 3 without 4G LTE. The carrier has not yet initiated 4G LTE service in the country; hence, it will launch the device withot the much-coveted feature. But, thanks to the lack of 4G LTE, the T-Mobile Galaxy S 3 can provide longer battery life compared to other variants. The phone also uses dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 2100mAh battery and other features.
Samsung Galaxy S 3 overview
The Galaxy S 3 is the most recent version of Samsung’s famous Android handset series. The South Korean tech maker launched the device early May 2012 in London. The U.S. version of the device will use the same physical home button design and other features of the original version, which hit the U.K and other global markets. But, being bad news, the U.S. edition of the device will embed the hyperglaze rear case. As per some analysts, the hyperglaze is not quite attractive. “Our tests show that the hyperglaze coating at the back of the phone is not attractive, absorbs heat faster and feels sticky (and sometimes gross) because it attracts oil,” says Pop Herald.
No mainstream carrier has officially revealed the potential price of the Galaxy S 3. Of course, the carriers will be competing to price the fabulous gadget lower to attract more customers. U.S. Cellular plans to sell the 16GB white or blue Galaxy S3 for $199.99 and the 32GB model for $249.99 with contract agreement.