Samsung Confirms Galaxy SIII Coming to Five Major U.S. Carriers This Month

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    In a press release sent out late Sunday night, Samsung has confirmed that their Galaxy SIII will arrive on U.S. carriers this month. The highly anticipated device will launch on five major U.S. carriers including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and U.S Cellular. Samsung also confirmed specifications of the U.S. variant, which include:

    - 2GB Internal Ram
    - Snapdragon S4 1.5Ghz Dual Core
    - 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 2
    - 2100mAh battery
    - 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage expandable via microSD

    The U.S. Galaxy SIII will also include S-Beam, S-Voice, Smart Stay, Popup Play, and advanced camera features such as Burst Shot and Best Shot that were showcased on European variants. The phone is expected to cost $199 for new contracts and eligible upgrades, but solid pricing has yet to be announced by individual carriers. Check out Samsung's full press release here and let us know what you think in the forums.

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    Beat me to it, was coming now to post the same thing.

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    snapdragon? hmm

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    All I want to know,is how much on VZW?
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    Glad they're launching these earlier. Better then the GS & GS2 American launch which launched months after the original version.
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    Looks like itll be before the grandfathered data switch, since we havent heard anything since they mentioned it.
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    Awesome find ;)

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    I'm not so sure about that. I hope you're right, though...
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    I would say get the s3 :)

    I formerly had two phones all the time and I hated it lol, however thinking about having a maxx and a s3 "just because" is so tempting. I just graduated however and don't have a job yet, BUT when i do have employment I could see myself needing a new "house phone" lolololol.
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    Last two phones I picked up was on launch day (Thunderbolt and now the Galaxy Nexus) but I think my upgrade not being ready till 6/28 could be a good thing. It makes me wait till they get the blue one in.
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    are we sure they wont be releasing the blue and white version at the same time?

    I know there was a recall on the blue phones last month but I'm sure they would have that issue fixed by the time the US release is available?
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    Good point, I forgot, the US launch is after the rest of the world. They might have blue ones ready.
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    My upgrade has been ready since mid March and I will be pre-ordering the 16 gig phone as I have a 32gig SD card handy. But WOW....$199 for a brand new flagship LTE phone, I'm shocked. I was expecting $299 and have that put away already. I may spring for the 32gig model for the hell of it or at least buy a dock or something. My DroidX is in rough shape and the SIII could come sooner, but I guess I will have to wait. I'll probably get the blue phone as I'm not a fan of white phones, but I'll take whichever is available as cases are always an option. So stoked right now!
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    Still waiting to hear what the retail price will be..
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    Droid Life is reporting $599.00 for the 16GB and $649.00 for the 32GB.
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    As the release of the Samsung Galaxy SIII looms, I am wondering what events will take place. Do you think big red will officially roll out the the new data plans before launch? I doubt it.

    When the S3 is released this month presumably before the new data plans roll out, will I be able to keep my grandfathered unlimited plan?
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    I would call up VZ, and keep trying new reps and speaking to managers. I'm sure they'll let you upgrade early. Either way, I think we'll see the switch sometime in July or August. Just my hunch though, take it FWIW!
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    I honestly don't know if I want this, I mean... I WANT it of course but... I kinda want something with a keyboard, problem is I don't want the D4 and I don't want another moto device, I'm tired of moto and it's BS.

    I wonder if we will get any phones with the tegra 3 cause that looks amazing, still... I want a keyboard with at least a 4.3" screen... I'm definitely going to play with this when it comes out and decide I've got an upgrade coming very very soon. one on a line that doesn't have data... so thankfully I won't have to worry about losing my unlimited :biggrin: in your face VZW