The ‘Next Big Thing’ is finally upon us as the Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone is now available for purchase in the US. The device can be currently picked up through T-Mobile, while AT&T, Sprint, Verizon Wireless and U.S. Cellular are expected to stock up on S3s within the next several weeks.
Sprint recently issued a statement regarding the availability of the S3 smartphone. According to the carrier, the South Korea-based conglomerate will not be able to deliver enough units of the handset for the provider to initiate sales. This is apparently due to the ‘overwhelming demand for the Samsung Galaxy S3 worldwide.’ On the bright side, Sprint plans on rolling out pre-ordered 16GB versions of the device today. The 32GB variants should commence shipment once adequate inventory is acquired.
“Once again, we are putting the ‘Next Big Thing’ in consumers’ hands. The Galaxy S III introduces a completely new way of sharing and socializing that no other mobile phone can,” expressed Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Telecommunications.
The US-bound S3 is a bit different from its global counterpart. For refresher’s sake, it comes equipped with a relatively large HD Super AMOLED touchscreen spanning 4.8 inches diagonally. The company has dropped off its Exynos 4 Quad SOC for a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor proffering 4G LTE support, and has even upgraded the 1GB RAM to 2GB. A 2100mAh battery is also squeezed into its slim 8.6mm form factor.
The T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 price tag reads as $279.99 for the 16GB version and $329.99 for the 32GB one that’s currently out of stock. The smartphone is available for purchase through the carrier’s website and retails stores. Potential users awaiting the AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and U.S. Cellular variants might have to at least wait for several more weeks before they can lay hands on the handset.