Jul 03 AT 5:06 PM Sean Riley 31 Comments

Verizon’s Galaxy S III available July 10th for $199


Verizon has been dancing around this one for almost a month now with shipping dates varying from July 5th to July 12th, but the Galaxy S III was finally sick and tired of it and made them set a July 10th date to settle down and make this thing official.

Don’t expect any surprises with the Verizon version of the Galaxy S III, as Dustin rightly pointed out, one of the amazing features of the Galaxy S III is it’s consistency across the major US carriers.

It won’t come as a huge shock that Verizon will be stowing a little bloat on board for you, but unless you bought the Verizon Galaxy Nexus it shouldn’t be anything more than what you’ve grown accustomed to on previous devices. They call specific attention to the Color app which offers some video sharing features exclusively on Verizon and also the streaming video curator Viewdini that we covered not long ago.

Other than that we have the same Galaxy S III that you are almost unquestionably familiar with by now.

  • 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
  • S-Voice
  • 16/32 GB on-board storage (microSD slot for additional storage)
  • 2,100 mAh battery

The 16 GB in Marble White or Cobalt Blue will set you back $199.99 and the 32GB in either color will ring up at $249.99. The 16 GB version will be available both in store and online on the 10th, but the 32 GB will be online only at launch.

I know we have quite a few of the Verizon faithful around here. How many of you are biting on the Galaxy S III?

Update: Sounds like some early pre-orders are starting to ship today, anyone get their shipping notice from Verizon yet?

Show Press Release

Samsung Galaxy S® III Available On The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Starting July 10

PR Newswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS, July 3, 2012

Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) today announced that the 4G LTE-powered Samsung Galaxy S® IIIwill be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com/galaxys3starting July 10.  Galaxy S III customers will have access to the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network which is available in 304 markets across the United States.  Verizon Wireless 4G LTE will be in 400 markets covering 260 million people by the end of this year.

Customers can take advantage of 4G LTE-optimized apps like Color to share live video broadcasts of life’s special moments with their Facebook® friends.  Sharing live video with audio is an exclusive feature of the Color app on Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network.  Customers can broadcast real-time footage of a newborn’s first step with family members who are miles away or share a beautiful view of a vacation spot to make friends at home jealous.  Combining America’s largest 4G LTE network with the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLEDâ„¢ display creates the perfect duo to watch movies, television shows and other video content with apps like viewdini.  Viewdini brings the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network to the screen by streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources.  The viewdini app can be downloaded from Verizon Apps and Google Play.

Additional features:

  • Androidâ„¢ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Mobile Hotspot — Share a 4G LTE connection with up to 10 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM
  • Share Shot — Create a temporary photo sharing network with a group of friends who are nearby at the same party or event; photos can be taken by any member of the group and shared with the entire group
  • S Beam — Share pictures, videos, documents and more by simply touching two Galaxy S III devices’ backs together
  • S Voiceâ„¢ — Featuring natural language recognition, you can control the apps and services used most with words instead of touch
  • Pop Up Play — Videos can be played in a small window while customers use the rest of the display to complete other tasks such as typing emails, organizing calendars and updating their social networks
  • Evolved camera capabilities – Burst Shot mode instantly captures 20 continuous shots and Best Photo feature selects the best shot to display
  • Enhanced camera — 8-megapixel rear camera with zero-lag shutter speed and a 1.9-megapixel front camera so customers can capture pictures and videos of themselves or video chat with family and friends
  • microSDâ„¢ card slot for expandable memory

The Samsung Galaxy S III is available in 16 GB and 32 GB models for $199.99 and $249.99 respectively with a new two-year customer agreement.  The 16 GB model will be available in stores and online starting July 10 and the 32 GB model will be available online starting July 10 and will be in stores in the coming weeks. Customers will also have the choice of the Galaxy S III in two colors: Marble White or Pebble Blue.  Customers can visitwww.verizonwireless.com/galaxys3 for more information on the Samsung Galaxy S III for Verizon Wireless.

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • oddball

    Just waiting for it to be in my hands

  • Chris

    Yup, just got my FedEx number. To be delivered by 3pm on the 5th. w00t.

    • Robert Stevens

      Mine shipped today! Credit card charged, delivery date via FedEx July 5th! Pre-orders rock¡

    • Drew

      When did you pre-order yours?

  • Mix

    I am curious but are those prices on 3 year contracts?

    Bell Canada has the 32GB on a 3 year for $209 and to purchase without contract a steep $699.

    • R.S

      No, that’s with a two year contract.

      • Mix

        Thanks for the response!

        I WISH I could get a 2year contract!

        I called Bell and asked them what the cost is and *drum roll* they only offer it on a 3year!
        It’s a 3 year contract or a buyout. I think that only having those options should be illegal as there is NO choice but to get sucked in or spend a boat load up front

  • fletchtb

    This is great news! I’m always glad when what seems to be an unbearable wait is over. Although, I’m not in the market for a new phone, I have several friends patiently waiting.

    Now if only my darn Nexus 7 would show up!

  • Drew

    How soon did you have to pre-order to get it before the 10th?

  • Chris

    I’ve got the Thunderbolt and my renewal is Dec 22. I’m expecting a few more options to come up between now and then but this phone definately lifts my eyebrow.

  • classic_hero

    nothing yet, patiently waiting

  • redraider133

    Finally!! Can’t wait to get mine.

  • Tico4674

    I’m going down to my local store to see if they can put me on a list and hold one for me.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I can’t help but laugh Verizon always rolls to their own beat. Last in everything which isn’t a surprise. Trust me the BEST GALAXY S3 resides on Tmobile. Why better battery life and just better cellular radios. I am extremely happy I kicked Verizon and it’s overrated CDMA LTE network to the curb. Tmobile is pumping out amazing speeds and where my CDMA Galaxy Nexus wouldn’t work in my home my Galaxy S3 works. I can watch netflix, all about android podcasts, and hulu plus, all without buffering or interruption. Tmobile rules..

    • redraider133

      so the best sgs3 is on tmo yet it is the exact same as the one on verizon minus the gsm radios and you pay that extra 100+ dollars for the one on T-Mo. You are as clueless as the isheep dick you should look it up the tmo is exactly the same as verizon. I can do all of those things on lte with none of those issues either. Any other nonsense you want to spew out your ass?

      • Richard Yarrell

        Oh yeah sure jerk off you sound like the typical Verizon dweeb. Take your infested filled Verizon bloatware GS3 with your battery draining network and sholve it dope….

        • redraider133

          So I am a “typical verizon dweeb” because I proved you wrong and showed the flaw in your logic? Ha ok Richard. I will go play with my sgs3 with its lte speeds and hide all the bloat that “infests” it like you say. Then again I can root and remove all of the bloat and boom simple as that…..

          • Richard Yarrell

            Yeah sure like Verizon will allow you to remove bloat. All the devices on all carriers my appear to look the same but we all know Verizon throws in much garbage ” Vcast anyone. Stop fooling yourself Verizon sucks eggs…

          • squiddy20

            Good god Richard you are stupid. Did you not read the bit about him rooting his phone, a process that Verizon has absolutely no control over? And if even one is too stupid to root a phone (such as yourself), in ICS you have the ability to “Disable” any system app you want to keep it from running. I mean, if a “useless college boy” such as myself knows this with only a month or so experience with ICS, surely you, who has “knowledge in the tech game”, is an “Android phanboy”, and has had a Galaxy Nexus for 6 or more months should know this very basic stuff, no?
            “All the devices on all carriers my appear to look the same but we all know Verizon throws in much garbage” Not much more than any other carrier. Even your precious T-Mobile SGIII has bloat on it. And contrary to your extremely childish and ignorant viewpoints, I’m sure there a tons of people who actually LIKE V Cast. Stop fooling yourself, you’ll always be wrong.

          • snowbdr89

            Actually dick you moron Ics allows you to disable bloatware no matter what carrier!!!

        • squiddy20

          So he “sounds like the typical Verizon dweeb” because he’s not only right, but because he wiped the floor with your sorry ass? Riiiiight. Whatever you say Richard. We all know how “right” you’ve been in the past.
          And by the way, it’s “shove” not “sholve”. Don’t you have autocorrect on your “amazing” SGIII?

  • lalo

    waiting for a new RAZR model Galaxy 3 is not for me :D

    • BigCiX

      The Captivate was my last samsung device. I rather buy an LG!

  • mike

    dual core qualcomm shit with shitty GPU thanks but no thanks

  • rockosolido

    Yeah, glad I ordered mine the second it became available and I still haven’t gotten an email notification and my status through Verizon says it still hasn’t shipped and is expected to on the 9th.

    Good consistency, Verizon. Really.

  • why big red

    don’t understand why anyone would choose verizon right now. Terrible for single people. 02 gigabyte plan on verizon is now a minimum of 100 dollars plus taxes and fees. they must be crazy

  • phoenix19861

    samsung galaxy s4

    - Snapdragon S4 MSM8974 Quad Core
    - Adreno 320
    - 2GB Ram
    - 12 mp 1080p camera
    - 4.5 display

    • Brian

      That’s a Note 2, except maybe sub the Snapdragon for a Exynos 5250 w/ a Mali GPU.

  • staryoshi

    Tempted to jump the Sprint ship and grab something like this with Verizon… but I don’t think I’ll be getting a Samsung phone next time around. I’ll hop on the stock Android pony from here on out.

  • Brian

    My 32gb pebble blue just shipped. Should arrive tomorrow by 3!

  • AWRYHaerh