Verizon Still Vague on Its Samsung Galaxy S III Launch Date

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As the Samsung Galaxy S III prepares for its debut on multiple U.S. wireless carriers in the coming weeks, Verizon Wireless has decided to only announce its pricing for the smartphone, leaving the release date up in the air.

Samsung Galaxy S IIIThe Samsung device will be available for pre-order from Verizon starting early on June 6. Customers will be able to select between two versions of the device: a 16GB model for $200 and a 32GB for $250.

It’s worth noting that Sprint is also charging the same prices for its versions of Galaxy S III. It’s possible all of the U.S. carriers will offer this device at the same price points, similar to how Apple handles the iPhone where most carriers charge the same.

As previously mentioned, Verizon Wireless is still not saying when it will launch this handset, only stating that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available in stores shelves and online in the coming weeks. This will apparently put it behind Sprint and T-Mobile, who will introduce it on June 21.

Preview of the Samsung Galaxy S III

This Samsung handset features a 4.8-inch, 1280 x 720 (720p), Super AMOLED touchscreen. It runs Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the U.S. versions will have a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM.

The Verizon version is going to support this carrier’s 4G LTE service, as well as offering Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS.

The Galaxy S III also has a 2100mAh swappable battery, an 8 megapixel main camera and a 1.9MP camera on its front.

It debuted last week in various countries around the world, and is headed for five of the top wireless carriers in the U.S. In addition to Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular are picking it up.

Be sure to check out our hands-on preview for our first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S III.



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