Jun 04 AT 8:58 AM Anthony Domanico 51 Comments

U.S. Carriers announce plans for Samsung Galaxy S III


Samsung announced over the weekend that carriers in the U.S. would soon be announcing their plans for the Galaxy S III, and today they’ve started doing just that.


Verizon has announced that they will be offering the Galaxy S III for preorder starting June 6th at 7am via their online site. They will offer the 16GB variant for $199.99, and the 32GB model for $249.99. No word on when they will officially sell the Galaxy S III, but we’re expecting it to be in stores around the 20th.


Meanwhile, T-Mobile has announced they will begin carrying the Galaxy S III in retail stores on June 21st. They haven’t announced when or if they’ll be offering a pre-order for the device, nor the full retail price of the device, though similar devices go for about $199-$249 when they land on T-Mobile’s network. You can sign up to be notified of the release at the T-Mobile page.


Sprint’s variant will arrive on June 21st with Google Wallet in tow. The pricing will match the $199 and $249 price points for the 16GB and 32GB variants, respectively. Preorders will go live tomorrow, June 5th, ahead of the June 21st release date.


AT&T hasn’t announced official availability of the Galaxy S III, nor did they offer information yet as to a pre-order. You can sign up for updates from AT&T on their website, and they’ll likely offer more details over the next few hours. We’ll update this post as we learn more.

And just like that, boom! AT&T is adding an exclusive Red color in addition to the customary blue and white. Retail pricing will follow the $199.99/$249.99 for the 16/32 GB variants, respectively.

US Cellular

Finally, U.S. Cellular will begin offering pre-orders starting June 12th, with the device making its way to store shelves sometime in July. They will also have a 16GB and 32GB variants, with the former available in both color variants, and the latter available only in Pebble White. Pricing will be announced on June 12th.

Full Specs for the Galaxy S III include:

  • 4.8″ Super AMOLED HD display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android 4.0
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag
  • 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera
  • NFC
  • LTE/HSPA+ 42 connectivity (varies by carrier)
  • S-Voice
  • 16/32 GB on-board storage
  • 2,100 mAh battery
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