Sprint beats Verizon Wireless by 1 day on pre-orders
The news is now out and Sprint will be getting the Galaxy S3 in the month of June. This is great news, but there is even better news. Sprint will be offering the Samsung Galaxy S3 for pre-order on June 5th which is tomorrow. That’s right, tomorrow at Sprint Galaxy S III. If that is not enough good news there is still more. Sprint will be offering the Galaxy S3 for pre-order 1 day before Verizon Wireless which is fantastic news. Finally they are getting some respect and get to offer the Galaxy S3 as the first one for pre-order.
The Galaxy S3 has seen a lot of interest in the phone and looks to be moving towards Apple territory with all the speculation and rumors which have been going around for months. Some of the rumors have seen differences between the International version and the US version. With the Sprint press release, several items have been cleared up for us.
Galaxy S III offers the speed of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM for multitasking, amazing graphics and rich HD multimedia content. It also has two cameras – an 8-megapixel rear-facing zero shutter-lag camera with LED flash, 1080p video capture, intelligent camera features and facial recognition and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The rumors about the US version coming with a dual core processor have been assumed because of the embedded 4G LTE chip. The 2 GB of RAM is the one which was still up in the air and that one has now been settled. The increased memory should provide better performance for the slower processor. Sprint will be offering the 16 GB version at $199.99 and the 32 GB version at $249.99 on a new 2 year contract. Their unlimited data program is still intact with the coming Galaxy S3. The expected date for retail sales is June 21st and is expected to be the same for other wireless carriers in the US who are selling the Galaxy S3.
Here is a YouTube video of the Samsung Galaxy S3, “A Day In The Life”, which shows all the features of this great new phone coming to Sprint.