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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-order, global roaming & July launch

Under: Samsung, Verizon
By:Gary | June 6th, 2012

With the launch last week of the Samsung Galaxy S3 the manufacturer arguably has the must have smartphone on its hands as eager consumers around the world look to get their hands on the
device, and today we have news of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 pre-order with a possible July launch and global roaming.

As it is being reported by the Android Community the carrier will begin pre-orders for the device from today, which comes after rival US carriers begun showing their hands with the availability of the device. All that is needed now is for the carrier to reveal a release date for the handset, and a number of sources are claiming that July 5th could be the date that pre-orders will begin shipping to customers.

Historically Verizon has used a Thursday to launch a number of different smartphones, so this makes the date possible. There would have been some Verizon customers hoping that the Galaxy S III would release on June 21st just like T-Mobile, but this is looking unlikely. Other sources are suggesting that July 6th could be the release date with the device being pushed out the day before for deliveries on the Friday.

Obviously we won’t know for sure until the carrier makes it official but Verizon has confirmed some official news about the Galaxy S3. The Handset will feature both 2G and 3G GSM radios that will provide global roaming on other carriers overseas, but this won’t mean you will be suddenly be able to use the handset on rival carrier AT&T.

This will now mean when Verizon customers using the Galaxy S3 will be able to use their handset when going overseas on vacation with carriers that have partnered with Verizon such as Vodafone. The handset won’t have this capability straight out of the box though as it will need a software update, which is believed to be coming later in the summer.

The carrier is also planning to upgrade a number of other handsets as well in the coming months, which will be welcome news for those not planning on getting the Galaxy S3, and you can find the pre-order page for the handset here. Update Orders will ship by July 9th.

Have you pre-ordered the Samsung Galaxy S3?

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  • Annon

    Pre-ordered at about 7:01 est…sadly not shipping until 7/9….will be interesting to see if supply will meet demand given the fact they have just over a month to get their ducks in a row.

  • Bobenhaus

    I just ordered mine a few mins ago as well.  Looking good!

  • lindsey

    is it 4g lte?

    • john

      yea

  • Andres

    I just don’t like how they took it down from a quad core to a dual core.  I wonder how that will affect the device…  I believe they did go from 1gb ram to 2gb ram.   I also believe they needed to do that to get the 4glte to fit.   is it still the fastest phone when the specs for Verizon is 1.5Ghz Dual core with 2GB ram?

    • JazzoRenee

      Yes, 

      LTE doesn’t run on quad cores as of yet, I read that performance is pretty much the same. I wouldn’t worry.

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