Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T Release Date Is “On Or Before” June 21st


12.06.2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 AT&T Release Date Is “On Or Before” June 21st

Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially introduced a month ago at Samsung Unpacked event in London and it already hit more than 28 markets so far. The Europeans were the first to get their hands on Samsung’s new flagship and new the US market is getting ready to receive the quad-core handset.

Previous rumors have indicated that the Samsung Galaxy S3 might hit the second largest US carrier on June 18th, but the guys at droidmatters have new details about the flagship’s availability. One of their readers, who is an AT&T customer, sent in a photo from AT&T’s pre-order page that indicates that Galaxy S3 will be shipped “on or before” June 21st.

Therefore AT&T joins the list of carries that will launch the Samsung Galaxy S3 on June 21st, after T-Mobile and Sprint already announced that the quad-core smartphone will arrive on their shelves on the aforementioned date. On the other hand, US’ biggest carrier, Verizon will make Galaxy S3 available for purchase on July 9th.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is set to become a huge sales hit, as two weeks after the S3 launch event, the South Korea-based company announced that it already received over 9 million pre-orders. But the Asian phone maker also had some issues with their flagship as the debut of Pebble Blue model was delayed due to a manufacturing fault.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 variant for the US market will bring the American customers reasons to cheer as it will sport 4G LTE connectivity and 2 GB of RAM. But the LTE support comes at an expense, as, in US, the Samsung flagship will come with a Qualcomm dual-core Snapdragon S4 chipset instead of the mighty quad-core Exynos 4 Quad processor.

Except for the RAM and chipset, Samsung Galaxy S3 will have the same technical specs as the international model: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 32 GB of internal storage and 50 GB of Dropbox free storage for two years, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and full HD video recording capabilities, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0 and NFC chip.

Besides Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with impressive features like S-Voice (a rival for Apple’s Siri), S-Beam (high-speed file transfer via NFC and WiFi Direct), Burst Shot and Best Photo (takes 20 photos in burst mode, chooses the best one and deletes the rest), Smart Stay (using eye-tracking technology, the display won’t dim off as long you are looking at it), Pop up play (allows to user to watch a video in windowed mode on any homescreen) and many other such treats.

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