Tonight Samsung announced the Galaxy S III will be coming to five major US carriers including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular. The device will arrive in June and retail pricing will start at $199 with contract. Exact pricing and retail availability will be announced by each of the five carriers in the coming weeks.
As expected, the US version of the device will features a dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor and 2 GB RAM. All of the other specs will remain the same as the international version. The addition of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 processor with integrated modem will allow the device to operate on the fastest LTE and HSPA+ 42 networks.
“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.”
Rumors have suggested we could see the device launch on some carriers as soon as June 20th, so be on the lookout for the official dates and pricing any day now.
Update: Almost all carriers have announced launch and preorder plans for the Galaxy S III.