White Galaxy S3 will be delayed at least 2 days, Blue delayed longer
This is the week where the Samsung Galaxy S3 is going to arrive in many countries around the world except for North America. We are on hold for the US with no known date for arrival other than a rumored date of June 20th. Given that we expect the Galaxy S3 to be available for sale in a number of different countries around the globe, you might expect a few minor issues. One of those is the UK which looks to have a great launch and sell a lot of new smart phones. Now, we are starting to hear there is a possibility that a delay is going to happen for the Samsung Galaxy S3 which is going to cause a delay of a few days.
The most recent information comes care of Phones Review in the UK where they are providing information of a delay of varying days depending on the color of the Galaxy S3 you have ordered. They are quoting stock information from Clove.co.uk which is indicating the delays and length for each. The current indications from the site have the “first stock shipping on June 1” instead of the expected date of May 30th for the white version of the phone. This is a 2 day delay in the arrival in the UK and is currently confirmed information from them from Vodafone. This is for those Galaxy S3 which have been pre-ordered.
The blue version of the Galaxy S3 has even worse information for those who have pre-ordered and what may be available this week. At the moment, the information has the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3 arriving during the week of June 5th, but that information has yet to be confirmed. And it is the lack of confirmation which is causing the concern. Based on the reports of defective back covers on the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3, 600,000 covers will be destroyed. Samsung is working to replace them, but until they do, there will be shortages of the blue phone until they do. Some rumors have it being weeks before they can get all the covers replaced.
For Clove, they are going to have problems providing Galaxy S3 phones for all the expected customers because of this reported problem. And this is at a time when record breaking sales are expected for the latest flagship phone from Samsung. All of this is just coming to light and in a few days, we expect more official information as to the delays and just how long it might take some in the UK to get their hands on the new phone.
At least we can hope this situation has been resolved by the time it arrives here in the US.