All major US mobile carrier have started taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S3, this includes AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular
While Europe is enjoying latest and greatest Android smartphone, the Galaxy S3 for more than week, today US mobile networks announced that they have started taking pre-orders.
Below you can see on which mobile carrier the Galaxy S3 will be available or at least is officially confirmed. The pre-order pages are now online and you can spend $199.99 or $249.99 to list your name on waiting list. 16 GB version comes for $199.99 and 32 GB for $249.99 with two year contract.
- US Cellular
We already reported that US and Canada will get different version of the Galaxy S3 compared to international version. This version will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor instead of quad-core Exynos 4212 power machine. For US to swallow the toad of missing quad-core processor, Samsung offers 2GB of RAM and support for 4G LTE network
None of the larger carriers have confirmed when people will start receiving pre-ordered Galaxy S3s but most likely it will be sometime after June 12. We will let you know once the first US unboxing and hands-on videos will be available.
Here is one hands-on video while you try to decide if you want to pre-order current king of smartphones.
None of the carriers says anything about 64 GB versions availability in US but there should be one soon after Europe will receive it sometime next month. Not only online stores have opened their gates, you can also visit mobile carrier store as well as Best Buy If you like it better.
While I am in Europe and I pre-ordered my Galaxy S3 a while back but still haven’t received it due to high demand. So I guess that US will have to wait some few more weeks till devices will be delivered to your front door.
Update 1: AT&T will also offer a red version of the Galaxy S3 along with the Pebble Blue and Marble White for other mobile carriers.
Update 2: AT&T will begin the Galaxy S3 pre-order shipments on June 18th and on June 21st it will be available on stores.