The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be launching in the US at the end of June and it will be available on all five major carriers.
Samsung US confirmed in a statement that its flagship smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be launching on US networks: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wirelss and U.S Celluar in June.
Dale Sohn from Samsung said: “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.’
The US variant Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts slightly different specifications to the UK, namely a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 4G LTE. It still runs Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich and retains the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen. Check out our Samsung Galaxy S3 review.
According to the WSJ the S3 will be first high-end phone from Samsung to use the same name across all US networks. The Samsung Galaxy S2 was also known as the Samsung Skyrocket on AT&T and the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch on Sprint. AT&T in fact sold three variants of the device, with slightly different specifications.
In the past each network vied for custom by enticing customers with an exclusive model. Using a single product name helps Samsung push a single brand message and advertising strategy focused on one product.
There’s no news on the exact pricing and availability at the moment across individual networks, although the Samsung Galaxy S3 will start at $199 on a two-year contract.