And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major US carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.
Other than the differences in networks, pricing, and storage capacities, the Galaxy S III is identical across the carriers.
Sprint: Sprint confirmed to Engadget that pre orders went through, but massive demand has kept the phone from appearing in stores on the June 21 target date.
Pre orders for the 16 GB model began arriving last week, but those who ordered a 32 GB model will still have to wait a few more days.
Galaxy S III: 16 gigabyte model for $200, 32 gigabytes for $250 (prices higher through T Mobile; 32 GB version not available through AT&T).
Unlike its peers that launched the phone this month, Verizon didnt offer a set Galaxy S III release date when preorders began on June 6.
T Mobile: The company hasn’t announced an in store launch date yet, but you can order the phone online.
We’ve included a chart that lists some of the details; you can find the full rundown of launch dates, prices, and model availability in our carrier by carrier guide.).
This could either be due to insanely high demand, or Samsung simply couldn’t make enough to fill store shelves in time for the June launch.
It was a bit worrying at first when we saw each carrier announce different pre order dates following Samsung’s announcement that the Galaxy S III was due to hit the US this month.
Carriers seemed to be caught a bit off gaurd, and it’s pretty apparent Samsung won’t be able to pull off the unified launch it originally envisioned.
This week, Samsung’s Galaxy S III phone will go on sale in the US The Galaxy line has emerged as a leading competitor to Apple’s iPhone.
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