We’ve been bringing you all the news about the smash-hit Samsung Galaxy S3 (S III) and just recently US readers have finally been able to get their hands on it too. News today though suggests that if you haven’t already purchased the Galaxy S3 you might want to hold off just yet after a problem is being reported with the Marble White version. There’s also news that the Galaxy S3 could be sold unlocked at Best Buy soon.
Many readers will remember that when the Galaxy S3 international version launched there were problems with paint on the back covers of the Pebble Blue version that led to orders being delayed. Those problems led Samsung to have to destroy 600,000 Marble Blue back covers and now we are hearing news that there may also be issues with the white version of the Galaxy S3.
A Phone Arena reader claims to have purchased a Galaxy S3 in white with a case, which until recently had never been removed. However when the owner did remove the case a few days ago they found that there were several small cracks on the back cover at the edges of the camera. These cracks do not show on the inside of the cover but nevertheless this could signify some problem with the white Galaxy S3 as well.
It then becomes more worrying as an update to the Phone Arena post tells how another reader has sent in images of his white Galaxy S3, also showing cracks on the back cover around the camera area. Phone Arena say that they will contact Samsung for comment but so far there’s no news on this. We’d certainly like to hear from any of our readers out there who have also noticed this problem.
In more news on the Galaxy S3 a further report shows a leaked screenshot, which seems to indicate that Best Buy is to start selling the international GSM variant of the Galaxy S3. The leaked inventory shows the Galaxy S3 i9300 model in Pebble Blue and US readers will be interested to hear that although this version is HSPA+ instead of LTE-equipped, it does feature the Exynos quad-core processor that US carrier versions missed out on in favor of the Snapdragon S4 dual-core. Of course this has to be based firmly in the rumor mill slot for now as this is from leaked information but nevertheless there could be plenty of people not on LTE networks who would like to take advantage of Best Buy selling the unlocked version.
We shall of course keep you updated on further developments on the Galaxy S3. Have you noticed any problems with your white Galaxy S3 so far? We’d like to hear from readers about that and also we’d be interested in whether US readers would be interested in purchasing the Galaxy S3 unlocked from Best Buy? Send your comments to let us know.