Samsung’s Galaxy S III, the next biggest iPhone competitor, is about to make its splash in the United States
This is the “next big thing.” Samsung on Sunday evening announced the availability of its new flagship Galaxy S III smartphone on five major carriers in the United States beginning later this month. Samsung will be using the “Galaxy S III” moniker for the smartphone across AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular for the first time in an effort to promote the handset in a cluttered smartphone market. Previously, the Galaxy-branded smartphone was branded under a different name on each carrier.
“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.”
A number of mobile carriers have provided specific details about the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone on their networks. Verizon Wireless will begin accepting preorders for the Galaxy S III on June 6th, with pricing beginning at $199.99. Sprint will begin taking Galaxy S III preorders on June 5th, also for $199.99, ahead of a June 21st launch date. T-Mobile has also announced the availability of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone on their network beginning June 21st, but it did not provide any pricing or preorder details.