Galaxy S III won't be available in US in large amounts this week

Tomorrow, the Samsung Galaxy S III is supposed to officially launch here in the US after a previous launch in Europe a few weeks ago. However, it looks like finding the smartphone for sale might be a little difficult, at least this week. Three of the wireless carriers in the US that are supposed to offer the Android 4.0-based smartphone (Verizon, AT&T and US Cellular) have yet to officially announce a specific ship date.

As far as the other two US carriers for the Galaxy S III, Sprint and T-Mobile, they will apparently have the smartphone on sale starting tomorrow but in limited quantities. Engadget reports that Sprint is running behind on its shipments due to "overwhelming demand and limited supply". The company says it hopes to get the 16 GB version out to all pre-orders on Thursday but that it could see that schedule get delayed by one or two days. The 32 GB model won't ship until sometime next week.

As far as T-Mobile goes, TmoNews.com reports that according to an email sent by the company, "customer demand will exceed the expected launch quantity available on June 21." Therefore, only "select" retail stores in the top 29 markets that T-Mobile serves will receive the Galaxy S III tomorrow, along with a "limited" supply on its website. The remaining T-Mobile retail stores will get the Galaxy S III on June 27th.

Sources: Engadget and TmoNews.com

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I guess the fact that it said "shipping on or before June 21st" is complete BS if they have no idea when they are shipping them. Thanks for that ATT and a big **** you too!

I just ordered an s3 in blue with AT&T this morning. I asked the CSR when it would ship. She checked and said they would start to ship the 21st. Then I got my confirmation email that stated I would receive the unit June 28th. I need a phone pretty badly as mine has broken and I'm really considering changing it to the One X so I can have it sooner...

Not to beat a dead horse over and over and over, but: is the US version a dual or quad core? I keep seeing some hardware sites saying the US version is a quad core but most say it's a dual core (in the US). So like which is it?

Any and all US versions have dual-core Snapdragon S4 processors in them. This was done for the built in LTE that chip has whereas Samsung's Exynos quad-core found in the International versions has no LTE capabilities in it.

ir0nw0lf said,
Not to beat a dead horse over and over and over, but: is the US version a dual or quad core? I keep seeing some hardware sites saying the US version is a quad core but most say it's a dual core (in the US). So like which is it?

I believe it's dual core with 2GB of RAM.