Samsung Galaxy S III To Hit all Four Major U.S. Carriers Starting at $199 on June 21
June 4, 2012 9:48 AM
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US Cellular also gets in on the Galaxy S III action
If you're one of the many smartphone fans that have been waiting in anticipation for the
Samsung Galaxy S III
smartphones to land in the United States, it will be coming this month with some specifications that are a bit changed from the first time we talked about the smartphone.
Samsung has announced that the smartphone will be coming on all four major service providers in the United States. That means no matter if you're on AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon, you will be able to get the smartphone starting this month. Even US Cellular customers are shown some love by Samsung. The phone will launch at $199 for the 16GB model and $249 for the 32GB model on all carriers June 21
“The U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III is the most anticipated launch of the year. As promised, we are delivering the ‘next big thing’ for U.S. customers and across all major carriers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications America. “Galaxy S III introduces new technological innovation and takes sharing to the next level.”
The S III boasts a 4.8-inch display with a thin bezel for maximum viewable area. The phone weighs 4.7 ounces and is 8.6 mm thick. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity for fast data and file transfers -- that is assuming the buyer is in an LTE covered area.
The S III introduces the next version of Samsung's content sharing service called AllShare Play. This technology allows the smartphone to automatically recognize other Samsung devices on the user's home network and remotely access files on those other devices. A Wi-Fi network is required for that feature to operate. The smartphone also supports easy sharing for images and uses S-Beam technology to directly share large files such as video and photographs between compatible devices.
The mobile phone runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and has Samsung's TouchWiz user interface. The phone runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual core processor (Samsung announced a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos SOC for world markets) with 2 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S III will be offered in marble white or pebble blue colors.
“The Galaxy S III is the most innovative smartphone on the market today. It is an industry first to see five major carriers align behind the launch of a single device virtually simultaneously,” said Todd Pendleton, Chief Marketing Officer for Samsung Telecommunications America. “To support the immense excitement for the Galaxy S III we will execute our biggest marketing campaign ever. Consumers won’t be able to miss why this device is the must-have smartphone.”
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RE: Does anyone "wait" for a Samsung phone?
6/5/2012 12:26:42 PM
I feel I should respond to this since I, being objective, am often perceived as biased towards Apple on here.
I have never described anyone as 'stupid' or 'clueless' because of their handset choice. What I do post to correct people on is when they simply have mistaken the facts, or failed to consider a point, making their comments unfounded or technically wrong. Like people who think the SG2 is faster than the iPhone 4S. Comments like that are so deliciously uninformed, typically driven by the insecurity complex you mention, I feel obliged to correct so that any impartial reader isn't fed misinformation.
However, this is not specific to any phone or manufacturer. If someone went around saying the iPhone 4S was faster than the Samsung SG3 I would correct them too - but you don't get much of that because it seems the people who like Apple aren't often as misinformed. What's bizarre is how many 'tech guys' on here have no clue about the respective performance of iPhones or iPads, and there is definitely an atmosphere of hate towards Apple on here. I think if anyone had an insecurity about choosing an Apple product this wouldn't be the place to resolve it. I actually think the more fanatical side of the smartphone world now resides squarely with Android fans.
I personally have no allegiance, and will wait for the iPhone 5 to be released before decision on SG3 vs iPhone 5. I also currently have neither an iPhone or an Android phone. The overriding point being, some of us who debate over phones and their respective qualities are just seeking accuracy. :-)
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