Samsung Galaxy S3 release for US & images of Verizon model

Early last month Samsung officially revealed for the first time its latest Galaxy smartphone, which was released in certain regions across the world last week. Meanwhile consumers in the US were left wondering when they will see the handset, but Samsung has now confirmed the release of the handset in the US, and some images of the Verizon version have emerged.

We have already told you about the release date for Canada and it was believed at the time the handset would be hitting the US around the same time, and as the Android Community are reporting Samsung has revealed that all four of the big carriers in the US will be providing the handset, and also regional network US Cellular will be stocking the device.

The handset will begin launching this month with pricing starting at $199.99 with a new contract, but precise dates and prices will be revealed by the individual carriers in the next few weeks. It didn’t take long before Sprint announced a special event it will hold to reveal the device, as according to Android Spin it has opened up a registration for an event in Boston on June 12th next week. The event will begin at 6:00 PM eastern time and for those of you that want to go head over to the registration page here.

Meanwhile an article over at the Android Police has a number of images that are claimed to be the Verizon version of the Galaxy S3. In the images the Verizon logo is found on the back of the handset instead of the front, and the carrier’s signature 4G LTE logo in the notification area, and it seems that the handset will look physically the same across all the carriers. AT&T has already put a page up for customers to register their interest for the Galaxy S3 and it will only be a matter of time before all the carriers are releasing more details about the handsets availability. Update: T-Mobile and Sprint will be launching the handset on June 21st.

Are you planning on getting the Samsung Galaxy S3?


9 thoughts on “Samsung Galaxy S3 release for US & images of Verizon model”

  1. Mtm1611 says:

    I have just got my new S3 and i must say the speed it works at is very impressive and yes it has a great screen, but if you have come from iPhone the first thing you will notice is how cheap it feels.
    When you take it out of the box you have to take the back off which is so “flimsy” put it this way if you ever drop it dont bother to pick it up as i will be smashed.
    Im sure i will get to like it but just not even close to apple build quality.  

  2. David says:


    You’re so obviously an Apple fanboy who is pretending and lying about buying the S3 in order to spread misinformation and lies.
    If you actually bought the S3 you would know that this device would survive all kinds of abuse very well.

    On the other hand, You do realize that APPLE is the company that is infamous for making phones that smash and break from only 1 ft drops, right?

    While SAMSUNG is known for making extremely durable phones that can withstand strong impact and drops from 6ft high?

    That “flimsy” back was engineered to be extremely thin and flexible yet very durable.

    The iPhone has the worst build quality of any phone.

  3. Ian says:

    Mtm1611: the “flimsy” back is actually made from polycarbonate, if you haven’t heard of this try Google and find out what it is used for

  4. Ruffryder187mph says:

    Ha ha ha! XD lmfao at this clown @ JaQuez Avondre
    Damn bru it’s a $700.00 dollar phone & you want it for $99.00!
    What you can’t afford luxury?..but you can afford a $100.00 phone bill every month! hmm :/
    To me a $199.99 is more than reasonable!
    I’m currently with T-mobile and I’m guessing I will end up paying around $500 – $600
    New customers will probably be paying around $300 – $400
    I might be able to get it for $400 on a contract extension (aka) contract renewal!.. either way
    Well worth the price!..
    Especially or a phone like this!

    Go team T-mobile combined with team Samsung! 🙂
    The Galaxy s line is and always will be the best! 🙂 <3

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