Jun 21 AT 8:37 AM Anthony Domanico 56 Comments

Samsung going all out on Galaxy S III launch

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The Galaxy S III is available nationwide today. Sort of. Demand for the Galaxy S III has outpaced the supply from Samsung, leading Sprint to delay its in-store launch of Samsung’s flagship. Still, T-Mobile and AT&T should have at least some Galaxy S III units on hand today, and Samsung has unveiled its official marketing plan for the flagship device.

Going along with its “Inspired by nature, designed for humans” theme, Samsung will be giving $1.5 million to the World Wildlife Fund, an organization aimed at creating a future where humans and nature can coexist peacefully and harmoniously. And yes, before you ask, they will be handing over cash to the World Wildlife Fund; you won’t be seeing too many videos of the Galaxy S III being used by an elephant.

Last night in New York City, fans were treated to appearances by NBA stars Steve Nash, Kevin Love and Stephen Curry, and a special performance by Skrillex at the Galaxy S III launch event. There will be a series of launch events over the next few days, but details are sparse thus far.

Finally, Samsung has announced their biggest ever marketing campaign, with several initiatives that leverage technology to engage users with the Galaxy S III device. Their strategy is as follows:

  • With sharing as a key feature of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is rewarding new owners with premium content via Samsung Share-to-Go Stations across the nation at no cost.Leveraging the NFC technology incorporated into the Galaxy S III, Samsung customers are able to download content directly to their device with a simple tap of their phone to the smart board or kiosk. Content is stored on the device so it can be viewed at any time.
  • This summer, Samsung is launching an interactive cinema 3D game experience at theaters across the country. The Samsung Galaxy SIII Cinema Game allows the audience to uniquely interact with a 3D phone on-screen and move the images with hand motions to score points.
  • This weekend, the Times Square Share will give consumers on the streets of New York, the first opportunity to share photos and video with the Galaxy S III. Consumers that perform actions such as playing air guitar or showing off dance moves can watch their video on the Samsung Big Board in Times Square and on Samsung’s social media channels.
  • Samsung presents Beacon, a mobile-only magazine and content hub with the latest news, tips, information and entertainment designed for people who’ve left the desktop behind. Beacon will offer daily news and features curated from more than 1,000 sources across the Web, as well as exclusive stories and downloadable content in the form of music, video, and e-books and magazines.

With an aggressive marketing campaign, it’s clear Samsung hopes the Galaxy S III will drive even stronger sales than the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II lines that preceded it. They have every right to be excited about the Galaxy S III, which is arguably the must-have Android device at the moment. We’ll have our full review of the Galaxy S III up soon. In the meantime, who out there is planning on picking up the Galaxy S III?

Show Press Release

New York City – June 21, 2012 –The Samsung Galaxy S® III has officially launched in the U.S. The premium content sharing smartphone is available online starting today on T-Mobile’s Web site and in select retail stores. AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular will have the Galaxy S III in-store and online within the next several weeks.

The Galaxy S III celebration kicked off in New York City last night with a star-studded event hosted by actress Ashley Greene. Five hundred Samsung fans were granted access to an experiential event held at Skylight Studios in the trendy SoHo district to test drive the sharing capabilities of the Galaxy S III, get their picture taken with NBA stars Steve Nash, Kevin Love and Stephen Curry and share those once-in-a-lifetime experiences thanks to the Galaxy S III. Capping the night off was a special surprise performance by Skrillex.

Taking its inspiration from nature, Samsung Mobile designed the Galaxy S III features to respond intuitively and naturally to human use and interaction. It balances ergonomics with intuitive use so that the device becomes an extension of the user. To celebrate the launch of the Galaxy S III, Samsung Telecommunications America will donate $1.5 million to benefit the World Wildlife Fund (www.wwf.org), which strives to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. Samsung fans can share with the world which animal species they love by voting atwww.facebook.com/samsungmobileusa and at the various launch events being hosted June 20-22. Samsung will announce the donation on its Facebook page and tap into its community of nearly 7 million fans on Facebook.com/samsungmobileusa to help raise awareness of the WWF initiatives with posts throughout the week.

The launch of the Galaxy S III is being supported by the largest and most innovative marketing and advertising campaign ever conducted in the U.S. by Samsung Mobile. The campaign leverages technology to engage consumers in new and interactive ways and reward Galaxy S III owners.

  • ·         With sharing as a key feature of the Galaxy S III, Samsung is rewarding new owners with premium content via Samsung Share-to-Go Stations across the nation at no cost.Leveraging the NFC technology incorporated into the Galaxy S III, Samsung customers are able to download content directly to their device with a simple tap of their phone to the smart board or kiosk. Content is stored on the device so it can be viewed at any time.
  • ·         This summer, Samsung is launching an interactive cinema 3D game experience at theaters across the country. The Samsung Galaxy SIII Cinema Game allows the audience to uniquely interact with a 3D phone on-screen and move the images with hand motions to score points.
  • ·         This weekend, the Times Square Share will give consumers on the streets of New York, the first opportunity to share photos and video with the Galaxy S III. Consumers that perform actions such as playing air guitar or showing off dance moves can watch their video on the Samsung Big Board in Times Square and on Samsung’s social media channels.
  • ·         Samsung presents Beacon, a mobile-only magazine and content hub with the latest news, tips, information and entertainment designed for people who’ve left the desktop behind. Beacon will offer daily news and features curated from more than 1,000 sources across the Web, as well as exclusive stories and downloadable content in the form of music, video, and e-books and magazines.

“Once again, we are putting the ‘Next Big Thing’ in consumers’ hands. The Galaxy S III introduces a completely new way of sharing and socializing that no other mobile phone can,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications.

About The Galaxy S III

SHARING & SIMPLICITY

The sharing services and capabilities of the Galaxy S III connect people to the experiences and content that influence their daily lives. This smartphone harnesses the potential of Samsung’s diverse ecosystem of consumer electronics by enabling sharing of content with multiple devices, among large groups or with another device. The process of pairing the Galaxy S III for these sharing services takes little to no set up.

  • ·         AllShare Play — Galaxy S III automatically locates Samsung HDTVs, laptops and other devices on the same WiFi network that are ready to receive video files. Users remotely access files from devices on other networks.
  • ·         Group Cast ­— Share and collaborate on documents, presentations or images without loading the file separately
  • ·         Share Shot — Send still images from Galaxy S III’s 8 megapixel camera to other phones up to 200 feet away
  • ·         S-Beam — One touch transfer of large video or document files without using Wi-Fi cell signal or data service
  • ·         S-Voiceâ„¢ — Control commonly used services (music player, camera, alarm) with words instead of touch
  • ·         Smart Stay — Tracks eye movement to keep device screen lit anytime the user is looking at the display
  • ·         Burst Shot — Rapid-fire image capture (three images per second) with zero shutter lag
  • ·         Pop Up Play — Watch any side-loaded video content while operating any application in full-screen at the same time

 

NEW SMARTPHONE STANDARD

The Galaxy S III creates a true industry first by delivering the same design and user experience across the carrier variants while also offering the customized services of each of the five U.S. carriers. Design highlights include:

  • Lightweight and Sleek: weighs 4.7 ounces and measures an ultra-thin 8.6 mm
  • HD Super AMOLEDâ„¢ Touchscreen: 4.8-inch display with minimal bezel maximizes viewing area
  • Dual-core 1.5 Ghz CPU & 2GB internal RAM: high-speed performance and seamless multi-tasking
  • 2100 mAh Battery: get more video, music and Web on a single charge
  • Impressive Expandable Memory: store and swap out microSD cards as large as 64GB

ACCESSORIES PORTFOLIO

A host of premium Galaxy S III accessories, including convenient docking options, convergence solutions and an array of colorful cases and covers, will be available for all Galaxy S III smartphones.

 

Available now:

  • ·   Universal Multimedia Desktop Dock
  • ·   Spare Battery Charging System
  • ·   Universal Vehicle Navigation Mount
  • ·   Protective Flip Cover in Pebble Blue, Marble     White, Light Blue, Green & Pink
  • ·   Protective Cover in Transparent Blue, Transparent Pink, Opaque Blue & Opaque Green
  • ·   Ultra Slim Cover in Transparent Blue, Clear
  • ·   C-Pen
  • ·   HDTV Smart Adapter with 11 Pin Adapter Tip

Available in the coming weeks:

  • AllShare Cast Hub
  • Premium Audio Dock

For more information on Samsung Galaxy S III, visit www.facebook.com/samsungmobileusa

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  • triangle

    I love that there is one device that they can market across all of the carriers. The nice result of having this single device strategy is that there should be a lot more accessories for the device since it’s pretty much the same device globally.

    I look forward to you the A&M review and the inevitable comparison to the One X. I hope you do a piece where all of the writers give their opinion on the SGSIII vs. the One X.

    • steve

      1x uses harware from Sammy so…

      • Bpear96

        Wth are you talking about? First of all if it did use hardware from sammy (it doesn’t) it is not shaped the same, so how would accesseries made for the SGS3 fit the ONEX? Your comment makes no sense what so ever.

        • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

          I see people have been drinking today already…I mean the least you could do was invite the rest of us to the party.

      • Randy W

        So Does the iPhone.

    • Da Android God

      I have T-Mobile i went to 10 store today in los angeles, no one has the Samsung Galaxy III. How would you put Los Angeles as a market if none of the Stores in Los Angeles have the device? I was told by every Sales Associate “We are sorry, but we never received a shipment at all. We would love to activate a new line, but we do not have the Device.”Cancelling myT-Mobile service and going to AT&T where they have it. I’m just amazed how Sprint and & T-Mobile did not prepare for this. Total Epic fail of the day for me. TY AT&T for being prepared.

      • AndroidExpert18x

        I work at AT&T and um….we didn’t get any shipments today either. I’m in the ATL market, which is fairly big……in fact we actually haven’t received word as to when we are getting them in store to sell them. It needs to hurry up since I want to see if I’m going to trade in my One X for it.

  • YellowDucati

    Want a SIII but do not want updates until after everyone else?

    Buy from Verizon! Where you can get the next update six months after everyone else.

    • rino

      Or you can root and ROM the phone like a man

      • Hue Three of Five

        One shouldn’t have to root to get a full Android experience. I rooted every single phone when I was on Verizon because one almost needs to. Since I left Verizon I haven’t had the urge to root. A device as expensive as a smartphone should get updates and work well out of box. Verizon sux big time. GSM Gnex all the way.

        • Richard Yarrell

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          • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

            As a person who has service through VZW, I take offense to this comment. What did I do to make you so angry?

          • Eric Rossman

            Richard Yarrell, you used to count your blessings with praise for Sprint when you received your EVO 3D. Now you go out of your way to spread negative comments on just about every device and carrier on the market.

            I cannot offer you piece of mind, but you write like many (devices / carriers / people) have hurt your feelings. Being a child of the 70′s, I personally have nothing but appreciation for the wonderful gadgetry we all posses today. I humbly remind you to take a step back and appreciate once in a while :)

          • dreamdoggy22

            Nice comment Richard! Maybe you should have said Verizon can go piss themselves rather than directing the comment towards Verizon’s users. I hate Verizon as much as the next guy, but I am with them and will remain with them until another carrier can provide Verizon’s level of coverage and data speed.

          • The Wraith

            Can we please just down vote this fool’s inflammatory and misguided comment and get it hidden already?

          • squiddy20

            @Eric Rossman, He’s ALWAYS gone out of his way to spread negative comments about carriers, phones, and their owners. Back when he had an Evo 4G, he wouldn’t shut up about “AssT&T” and Verizon’s HTC “Thunderdud”.

            Richard, need I remind you that, until you get your beloved Galaxy SIII (as that is the proper title and not “Galaxy S3″) you (should) have service with Verizon with what you once called your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus? And since you just told Verizon’s users to “piss on themselves” and you are still currently with Verizon, that you just insulted yourself? Good job. I can see you’re reaching a new level of stupidity. But seriously, you MUST have a scat/pissing fetish, because that’s all you really ever talk about. “Piss/shit on apple”, “piss/shit on iphone users”, “piss/shit on Verizon”, “piss/shit on Verizon’s users”…… the list goes on and on. Just sub in a carrier, manufacturer, certain phone, or now a group of users, as well as either “piss” or “shit” and you’ve got your basic cookie-cutter insult that only demonstrates your lack of originality and incredibly childish mind. Good day.

          • redraider133

            First sprint was place to be according to you then att for one week and then verizon until you got butt hurt and now tmo? Make up your mind or quit crying because you change your mind about what is “pimp slapping” something for that week.

    • Bobba

      Well at least Samsung has already released the source code for the Global version and the Sprint Version. They might have already released the AT&T source code and they certainly will release source code for the Verizon version shortly after launch.

      This means that Developers will have a really easy time creating custom ROMs that are tweaked for performance, battery life, removal of bloat, and great new features.

      This device is going to be very popular, which in all likelihood means that in just a short time, there will be 1 click root methods like they have for the Galaxy Nexus. Makes it really easy to root, and then to install whatever custom ROM you want.

      So my guess is that Jelly Bean will be on the SIII shortly after google releases the source code for Jelly Bean next week at Google IO.

  • rino

    Buh Bye Apple it was nice knowing you and your watch sized phone. Good Riddance!

  • kazahani

    This is HUGE. I was afraid that Samsung might screw this up, but I was wrong. They’re knocking this out of the park, and it’s great for Android.

    • Taknarosh

      Not just in the US, they’ve been on a three week marketing blitz in Canada as well, with events in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. With fairly well know artists. They are really flexing their marketing muscle.

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  • fletchtb

    I won’t be buying an SIII, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the one’s my colleagues have pre-ordered.

    • dreamdoggy22

      I’ll second that. I can’t wait to hold that enormous beast (somebody else’s of course).

  • droilfade

    What I want to know is, if ditching the quad core and going with 2GB RAM has compromised anything? I would like a review of the international and the NA version and of course the one X. I’m still deciding between this and the one X, but as an owner Galaxy I & II i’m more inclined Samsung’s way.

  • spazby

    awesome, now sprint, light up lte in more markets

  • E

    Grate phone but beware of the decision you make with sprint.the only time I truly get to experience my nexus is on wifi. launch the dam LTE in NY already sprint 3G is painfully slow.

  • kusic

    Finally Samsung has found the way it should be. One device for everybody. I have got Galaxy SII and I am kind of sad I am not the part of this Galaxy III world-event.
    (I must admit, that is the only right thing to copy from Apple – world-wide device sale)
    P.S. I would not be scared of your U.S. dual-core version, tests are almost equal and may be, you, U.S. guys would have longer battery life with Snapdragon S4.

    • kusic

      And one more thing, my brother has got one already (Europe version) and that LCD is so nice! LCD backlight controlled by eye-tracking is also great. Someone should write the app for all of us non-SIII owners.

      • The Omega Man

        The SGSIII uses amoLED tech. Which is different than that of the HTC 1X which uses LCD tech. As such, the SGSIII does not have a back light, each pixel generates it’s own light. :-)

  • Ps3y3Ops

    You gotta hand it to Sammy, they got the buzz started early and have been ramping it up all the way through launch and beyond. No wonder the fruit factory has taken notice! I’m not an early adopter but I would have missed out on this anyway due to being a customer of Big Red. Still, watching this saga play out has been fun and the fun isn’t over yet!

  • McLovin

    Called the local T-Mobile store yesterday. They said they wouldn’t be getting them for at least another week and only 3 stores in the state (Utah) were receiving them but those stores were unidentified. They didn’t have pricing information. So I ordered online early this morning a no-contract Pebble Blue 32 Gb for a grand total of $732.56. They are saying it should arrive Jun 29.

  • LittleGreenDude

    I’ve officially decided that I would take an SIII over a One X.

  • swazedahustla

    A for marketing approach……..however all the hype doesn’t seem to fit the final product. If it were a slam dunk that it was the best phone ever, or atleast in 2012 I would understand. But even to the avg joe it isn’t compared to the X series. So to me this iphone type hype with a product that is simply on par with the rest doesn’t seem to jive. Oh well. Samsung has to keep up with apple and their false advertizing i guess.

  • CJ LaFleur

    So glad I pre ordered mine from AT&T! Can’t wait til I get this bad boy! Then I will be completely liberated of ALL apple products!

  • perlowin

    Does anyone know if Sprint has LTE coverage in South Florida? I LOVE the new phone, but am worried about Sprint’s [lack of] LTE network as of now.

  • yankeesusa

    Ive had htc phones for the past several years and have stuck with them because I love htc sense. But ever since htc evo lte was said to have broken multitasking and htc sense issues I will not be getting them. If I wanted a broken multitasker i would get an iphone. I will definitely be looking at the sgs3 unless another samsung phone that surpasses the sgs3 comes out for sprint by december. Can’t wait.

  • Joe

    Got my T- mobile GS3 &, loving it! I A little expensive but I had to have it! Was just comparing w/ my buddy who has the international model, and sadly its no exynos, but I as much as expected that…

  • yankeesusa

    Can’t wait for all the reviews and see if the battery life is better than evo lte. So far on specs alone I am choosing sgs3 over evo lte. Got tired of all those people with the evo lte complaining about multitasking. That is one of the reasons why android was my choice from the beginning. Can’t wait to try it out when it reaches one of my local sprint stores.

  • tagstar

    Verizon users will be waiting until July 10th.

  • 10 days work week

    The Galaxy S III is packing heat if you will.

  • Matt

    I prefer the Evo 4g LTE over the Galaxy SIII. Had HTC since the G1 and they havent failed me since. The phone looks cool though. My girl will probably sell the Gnex and pick that up.

  • Shawn Clark

    Ever since i seen the HSPA+ GIII catch fire….i been having second thoughts on it…maybe it was just that particular one idk…its a great phone not doubt but the battery door is a little too flexible i think for me.

  • McLovin

    I just realized the Samsung Galaxy S iii uses a micro SIM and not a full size SIM card that my G2 takes. In order to go back and forth between phones I’ll have to use a SIM adapter.

  • Roman

    I have SG s3 and All Share cast – to make it even better…
    Problem is – SG S3 is not that great (camparing to S2 is not better AT ALL), and Sll Share Cast dongle is not working as advertisement says. It simply cuts appr. 3-5% of the actual screen while you try to make image bigger by rotating your phone….. In most of applications I use, those 3-5% of an image are pretty important, so it makes no sense using dongle.
    This way, very last reason for naming SG S3 better product than SG S2 gone away.
    After years with Samsung, I will better go and look around. Pity

  1. I love that there is one device that they can market across all of the carriers. The nice result of having this single device strategy is that there should be a lot more accessories for the device since it’s pretty much the same device globally.

    I look forward to you the A&M review and the inevitable comparison to the One X. I hope you do a piece where all of the writers give their opinion on the SGSIII vs. the One X.

    • steveGuest 3 years ago

      1x uses harware from Sammy so…

    • Da Android GodGuest 3 years ago

      I have T-Mobile i went to 10 store today in los angeles, no one has the Samsung Galaxy III. How would you put Los Angeles as a market if none of the Stores in Los Angeles have the device? I was told by every Sales Associate “We are sorry, but we never received a shipment at all. We would love to activate a new line, but we do not have the Device.”Cancelling myT-Mobile service and going to AT&T where they have it. I’m just amazed how Sprint and & T-Mobile did not prepare for this. Total Epic fail of the day for me. TY AT&T for being prepared.

      • AndroidExpert18xGuest 3 years ago

        I work at AT&T and um….we didn’t get any shipments today either. I’m in the ATL market, which is fairly big……in fact we actually haven’t received word as to when we are getting them in store to sell them. It needs to hurry up since I want to see if I’m going to trade in my One X for it.

  2. Want a SIII but do not want updates until after everyone else?

    Buy from Verizon! Where you can get the next update six months after everyone else.

    • rinoGuest 3 years ago

      Or you can root and ROM the phone like a man

      • One shouldn’t have to root to get a full Android experience. I rooted every single phone when I was on Verizon because one almost needs to. Since I left Verizon I haven’t had the urge to root. A device as expensive as a smartphone should get updates and work well out of box. Verizon sux big time. GSM Gnex all the way.

        • Hidden due to low comment rating. Click here to see.

          • As a person who has service through VZW, I take offense to this comment. What did I do to make you so angry?

          • Richard Yarrell, you used to count your blessings with praise for Sprint when you received your EVO 3D. Now you go out of your way to spread negative comments on just about every device and carrier on the market.

            I cannot offer you piece of mind, but you write like many (devices / carriers / people) have hurt your feelings. Being a child of the 70′s, I personally have nothing but appreciation for the wonderful gadgetry we all posses today. I humbly remind you to take a step back and appreciate once in a while :)

          • Nice comment Richard! Maybe you should have said Verizon can go piss themselves rather than directing the comment towards Verizon’s users. I hate Verizon as much as the next guy, but I am with them and will remain with them until another carrier can provide Verizon’s level of coverage and data speed.

          • The WraithGuest 3 years ago

            Can we please just down vote this fool’s inflammatory and misguided comment and get it hidden already?

          • squiddy20Guest 3 years ago

            @Eric Rossman, He’s ALWAYS gone out of his way to spread negative comments about carriers, phones, and their owners. Back when he had an Evo 4G, he wouldn’t shut up about “AssT&T” and Verizon’s HTC “Thunderdud”.

            Richard, need I remind you that, until you get your beloved Galaxy SIII (as that is the proper title and not “Galaxy S3″) you (should) have service with Verizon with what you once called your “pimp slapping” Galaxy Nexus? And since you just told Verizon’s users to “piss on themselves” and you are still currently with Verizon, that you just insulted yourself? Good job. I can see you’re reaching a new level of stupidity. But seriously, you MUST have a scat/pissing fetish, because that’s all you really ever talk about. “Piss/shit on apple”, “piss/shit on iphone users”, “piss/shit on Verizon”, “piss/shit on Verizon’s users”…… the list goes on and on. Just sub in a carrier, manufacturer, certain phone, or now a group of users, as well as either “piss” or “shit” and you’ve got your basic cookie-cutter insult that only demonstrates your lack of originality and incredibly childish mind. Good day.

          • First sprint was place to be according to you then att for one week and then verizon until you got butt hurt and now tmo? Make up your mind or quit crying because you change your mind about what is “pimp slapping” something for that week.

    • BobbaGuest 3 years ago

      Well at least Samsung has already released the source code for the Global version and the Sprint Version. They might have already released the AT&T source code and they certainly will release source code for the Verizon version shortly after launch.

      This means that Developers will have a really easy time creating custom ROMs that are tweaked for performance, battery life, removal of bloat, and great new features.

      This device is going to be very popular, which in all likelihood means that in just a short time, there will be 1 click root methods like they have for the Galaxy Nexus. Makes it really easy to root, and then to install whatever custom ROM you want.

      So my guess is that Jelly Bean will be on the SIII shortly after google releases the source code for Jelly Bean next week at Google IO.

  3. rinoGuest 3 years ago

    Buh Bye Apple it was nice knowing you and your watch sized phone. Good Riddance!

  4. This is HUGE. I was afraid that Samsung might screw this up, but I was wrong. They’re knocking this out of the park, and it’s great for Android.

    • Not just in the US, they’ve been on a three week marketing blitz in Canada as well, with events in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. With fairly well know artists. They are really flexing their marketing muscle.

    • atit buntongsukGuest 3 years ago

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  5. I won’t be buying an SIII, but I can’t wait to get my hands on the one’s my colleagues have pre-ordered.

  6. What I want to know is, if ditching the quad core and going with 2GB RAM has compromised anything? I would like a review of the international and the NA version and of course the one X. I’m still deciding between this and the one X, but as an owner Galaxy I & II i’m more inclined Samsung’s way.

  7. awesome, now sprint, light up lte in more markets

  8. EGuest 3 years ago

    Grate phone but beware of the decision you make with sprint.the only time I truly get to experience my nexus is on wifi. launch the dam LTE in NY already sprint 3G is painfully slow.

  9. Finally Samsung has found the way it should be. One device for everybody. I have got Galaxy SII and I am kind of sad I am not the part of this Galaxy III world-event.
    (I must admit, that is the only right thing to copy from Apple – world-wide device sale)
    P.S. I would not be scared of your U.S. dual-core version, tests are almost equal and may be, you, U.S. guys would have longer battery life with Snapdragon S4.

    • And one more thing, my brother has got one already (Europe version) and that LCD is so nice! LCD backlight controlled by eye-tracking is also great. Someone should write the app for all of us non-SIII owners.

      • The Omega ManGuest 3 years ago

        The SGSIII uses amoLED tech. Which is different than that of the HTC 1X which uses LCD tech. As such, the SGSIII does not have a back light, each pixel generates it’s own light. :-)

  10. You gotta hand it to Sammy, they got the buzz started early and have been ramping it up all the way through launch and beyond. No wonder the fruit factory has taken notice! I’m not an early adopter but I would have missed out on this anyway due to being a customer of Big Red. Still, watching this saga play out has been fun and the fun isn’t over yet!

  11. Called the local T-Mobile store yesterday. They said they wouldn’t be getting them for at least another week and only 3 stores in the state (Utah) were receiving them but those stores were unidentified. They didn’t have pricing information. So I ordered online early this morning a no-contract Pebble Blue 32 Gb for a grand total of $732.56. They are saying it should arrive Jun 29.

  12. I’ve officially decided that I would take an SIII over a One X.

  13. swazedahustlaGuest 3 years ago

    A for marketing approach……..however all the hype doesn’t seem to fit the final product. If it were a slam dunk that it was the best phone ever, or atleast in 2012 I would understand. But even to the avg joe it isn’t compared to the X series. So to me this iphone type hype with a product that is simply on par with the rest doesn’t seem to jive. Oh well. Samsung has to keep up with apple and their false advertizing i guess.

  14. So glad I pre ordered mine from AT&T! Can’t wait til I get this bad boy! Then I will be completely liberated of ALL apple products!

  15. Does anyone know if Sprint has LTE coverage in South Florida? I LOVE the new phone, but am worried about Sprint’s [lack of] LTE network as of now.

  16. Ive had htc phones for the past several years and have stuck with them because I love htc sense. But ever since htc evo lte was said to have broken multitasking and htc sense issues I will not be getting them. If I wanted a broken multitasker i would get an iphone. I will definitely be looking at the sgs3 unless another samsung phone that surpasses the sgs3 comes out for sprint by december. Can’t wait.

  17. JoeGuest 3 years ago

    Got my T- mobile GS3 &, loving it! I A little expensive but I had to have it! Was just comparing w/ my buddy who has the international model, and sadly its no exynos, but I as much as expected that…

  18. Can’t wait for all the reviews and see if the battery life is better than evo lte. So far on specs alone I am choosing sgs3 over evo lte. Got tired of all those people with the evo lte complaining about multitasking. That is one of the reasons why android was my choice from the beginning. Can’t wait to try it out when it reaches one of my local sprint stores.

  19. tagstarGuest 3 years ago

    Verizon users will be waiting until July 10th.

  20. 10 days work weekGuest 3 years ago

    The Galaxy S III is packing heat if you will.

  21. MattGuest 3 years ago

    I prefer the Evo 4g LTE over the Galaxy SIII. Had HTC since the G1 and they havent failed me since. The phone looks cool though. My girl will probably sell the Gnex and pick that up.

  22. Ever since i seen the HSPA+ GIII catch fire….i been having second thoughts on it…maybe it was just that particular one idk…its a great phone not doubt but the battery door is a little too flexible i think for me.

  23. I just realized the Samsung Galaxy S iii uses a micro SIM and not a full size SIM card that my G2 takes. In order to go back and forth between phones I’ll have to use a SIM adapter.

  24. RomanGuest 3 years ago

    I have SG s3 and All Share cast – to make it even better…
    Problem is – SG S3 is not that great (camparing to S2 is not better AT ALL), and Sll Share Cast dongle is not working as advertisement says. It simply cuts appr. 3-5% of the actual screen while you try to make image bigger by rotating your phone….. In most of applications I use, those 3-5% of an image are pretty important, so it makes no sense using dongle.
    This way, very last reason for naming SG S3 better product than SG S2 gone away.
    After years with Samsung, I will better go and look around. Pity