U.S. smartphone aficionados are in for a treat, as Samsung (News - Alert) has confirmed their much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III will be available on all major U.S. carriers: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Inc., Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA, as well as regional carrier U.S. Cellular (News - Alert).
Starting at $199, the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available on T-Mobile (News - Alert) and Sprint as of June 21. At Sprint, the smartphone will cost $199.99 for the 16 gigabyte version, and $249.99 for the 32GB version. T-Mobile has yet to disclose any pricing information.
The Galaxy S III smartphone is the next advancement in Samsung’s Galaxy S line and since its introduction has wowed its target audience. The smartphone is seen as the only legitimate device that can take on the iPhone 4S, as it comes equipped with a plethora of cutting-edge features.
The S III went on sale Europe and the Middle East last week and Samsung has been quite content with the response and the feedback.
“The Galaxy S III is the most innovative smartphone on the market today,” said Todd Pendleton, CMO at Samsung America. “It is an industry first to see five major carriers align behind the launch of a single device virtually simultaneously. To support the immense excitement for the Galaxy S III we will execute our biggest marketing campaign ever.”
Running on Android (News - Alert) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and featuring TouchWiz, Samsung’s user interface skin, the S III’s highlight is its 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 HD display and 8- and 2-megapixels cameras with 1080p/720p HD video support.
The Galaxy S III supports LTE (News - Alert), HSPA+, Wi-Fi, GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. The U.S. version will be equipped with the Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm.
Edited by Braden Becker