Five US carriers to launch Samsung Galaxy S III in June

Usually a smartphone is launched with one wireless carrier at first. Sometimes we see two, or maybe even three carriers in the US introduce the same phone around the same time, such as with the iPhone 4S. Today, Samsung has confirmed that the US launch of the Galaxy S III smartphone will have a near-simultaneous launch on five US wireless carriers later in June.

Yes, that means that customers of AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless and even U.S. Cellular will be able to get their hands on the Galaxy S III sometime in the next few weeks. Samsung said that specific availability and pricing will be announced for each of these carriers soon.

Like the Canadian launch of the Galaxy S III -- which is scheduled for June 20th -- the US version of the smartphone will contain the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, rather than Samsung's own quad-core chip which was launched in Europe in late May. There's no word if the quad-core version will be released in North America.

AT&T has gone ahead and launched a preview page for the Galaxy S III but there's no word on that page on its availabity or price.

Source: Samsung | Image via Samsung

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Aww sweet, Neowin got linked for this story on DSLreports and another site

Anyways, glad they all getting the same version too. Tired of all these freaking different (looking or more) variants of the same freaking phone. I know carriers want to be different but still. The original design isn't bad at all, I'm not worried about Dual-Core vs Quad either as that's stupid. 2GB of RAM though might come in handy.

Now maybe I wont try to get the Unlocked version costing me tons of money vs just getting local AT&T version (hopefully the GSM ones are PentaBand).

I hear these do not have ICS. Why would you buy a new phone with out the latest software. Ahh this android stuff is making me angry.
And just buy your phone overseas. I get mine from Dubai. Unlocked and can use anywhere. (if quad band) Phones are a bit cheaper there..25-50$ cheaper.

I try not to buy stuff in the usa now when i can get better overseas.

laz45 said,
Huh??? No ICS lol where have you heard this? please dont get your news from them again

Ahh. from the website. its cool i heard wrong.

The Galaxy S III includes Androidâ„¢ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with TouchWiz enhancements, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 1.5 GHz dual core CPU and 2GB of internal RAM to provide high-speed performance enabling efficient and seamless multi-tasking.

Nice to hear, minus the fact that once again, the US gets f***** over with the eternal specs. A quad-core down to a dual-core for America/Canada only? I want to know why this kind of crap happens in the first place.

None the less, I would LOVE to have the GSIII but I just got my E4GT (GSII) like 2 months ago, so I have a bit to go till I can upgrade haha. Grats to Samsung for managing to get it to 5 carriers in the US, and for it being released nearly at the same time here. Big accomplishment IMO.

jas GFX said,
Nice to hear, minus the fact that once again, the US gets f***** over with the eternal specs. A quad-core down to a dual-core for America/Canada only? I want to know why this kind of crap happens in the first place.

None the less, I would LOVE to have the GSIII but I just got my E4GT (GSII) like 2 months ago, so I have a bit to go till I can upgrade haha. Grats to Samsung for managing to get it to 5 carriers in the US, and for it being released nearly at the same time here. Big accomplishment IMO.

I really hate it when they mess with the eternal.