AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB only, but available in red
The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy S III will be available for pre-order on June 6th for a price of $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. And while you AT&T customers might feel a bit slighted at not getting the opportunity to purchase the 32GB model of the device, you will get the exclusive opportunity to buy it in red! That, of course, is in addition to the Marble White and Pebble Blue colors that the other carriers are also getting.
You might recall that last year there were three different versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II for each of the major U.S. carriers that offered it. Sprint had a model with a 4.52 inch screen and a dual-core Samsung Exynos processor. T-Mobile had the same sized screen but used a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. AT&T had the dual-core Exynos processor, but offered a smaller 4.3 inch display.
AT&T Customers will be able to Preorder the Samsung Galaxy S III for $199.99 Starting June 6
Pebble Blue and Marble White Versions to be Followed by Exclusive Red Version Later This Summer
Dallas, Texas, June 04, 2012
AT&T* customers will be able to get their hands on the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III in the coming weeks with preorders beginning June 6 in company-owned stores and online at www.wireless.att.com. Only AT&T’s version of the 4G LTE-powered Galaxy S III will be able to take advantage of the nation’s largest 4G network.
AT&T customers will also have exclusive access to a red version of the Galaxy S III this summer, for red, white and blue color choices. The smartphone will be available for $199.99** for the 16 GB model after a two-year service agreement, and AT&T stores will also feature a 16 GB MicroSD card at a low price of $39 for a total of 32 GB for under $238.99.
AT&T customers have access to the nation’s largest 4G network, covering more than 260 million people. AT&T has two 4G networks that work together for customers, LTE*** and HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. That means AT&T customers are able to enjoy a widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G experience on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas. With other carriers, when you travel outside of their LTE coverage area, you’re on a much slower 3G network.
Easy to use and comfortable in the hand, the 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ display is surrounded by an ultra-thin bezel to maximize the viewing area of the Galaxy S III. Weighing only 4.7 ounces and 8.6 millimeters thin, the combination of a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and unique services in such an attractive package sets the Galaxy S III apart from other smartphones.
The Galaxy S III features advanced options for sharing and adding simplicity to one’s life. For sharing, Samsung’s AllShare® Play, Group Cast and Share Shot functions help you to share photos with a group of friends or a presentation with co-workers and S-Beam allows easy transfer of large files from one Galaxy S III to another by touching the backs of the two devices. SVoice™ features natural language recognition to allow customers to control applications and services with words instead of touch. The Galaxy S III also includes simple to use camera features like Best Shot to choose the best image from a series when taking a photo.
“The addition of the Samsung Galaxy S III to our portfolio of 4G-LTE devices gives our customers another truly cutting-edge smartphone to choose from,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility. “With an exclusive red color this summer and the power of the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T delivers the best wireless experience for Galaxy S III fans.”
For more information, customers can visit http://www.att.com/galaxysiii.
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**Limited time offer. Discounted pricing requires a new 2-year agreement with a qualifying voice plan and data plan.
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15. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1649; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)
I thought they mentioned something about 2G of ram??
44. moronman66 (Posts: 159; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Yeah, instead of the Exynos 4412 and 1GB of RAM, all US Versions get a S4 and 2GB of RAM. Not worth it if you ask me, but I'm also not a professional on these things...
4. gaby1451 (Posts: 113; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Well, I suppose the microSD slot will make up for the lack of expanded storage options?
46. JGuinan007 (Posts: 618; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Not really if you have a sg3 with 32gb and get a 64gb micro sd youget 96gb of storage where if you have a 16gb and get a 64gb micro sd you only get 80gb
6. mas11 (Posts: 1024; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
For most people 16GB is more than enough storage. Plus if customers really need more storage they can buy a microSD card on eBay for cheap and pick the size they need. To sum it up, I think AT&T made a good decision.
8. Commentator (Posts: 2291; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Red, white and blue, how patriotic! AT&T should launch this on the 4th of July.
These are the same color options ASUS offers on their TF300 tablets.
17. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Samsung = the company that actually manufactures the phone i.e. decides the design and the colors.
19. Commentator (Posts: 2291; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
You'd be amazed at how much control carriers can have over design. Also, I was definitely joking about the patriotic thing, but I guess you really took my original comment seriously. I'm sorry if the sarcasm was lost on you, and I hope I haven't offended you in any way...
20. E.N. (Posts: 2223; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
All I wrote was "Samsung = Korea." I'm not offended but rather I feel like I offended you and you took it as a challenge and replied "AT&T = United States of America." I probably shouldn't have even replied in the first place because I honestly don't really care, lol. I actually would have preferred they launch it July 4th.
32. Commentator (Posts: 2291; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I assume you voted me down in the first place, so forgive me for taking offense. If that wasn't you, I apologise for the misunderstanding.
22. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats not true. the carriers get a final say in many aspects of the device, including color... which is why there were such wide variations in the SGS1 and SGS2. Samsung was just bowing to pressure from the carriers for modifications. It looks like they stood up to the carriers for the most part this time around since this seems to be the only variation other than LTE or HSPA+
25. greathero1 (Posts: 458; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
So true. I think Samsung is doing the right thing by building a brand and improving that brand image by taking control over most aspects with respect to the product. They took a page from Apple on this one and I think in the long run it will return nothing but gains from them. They back took control of their product. Good for them!
43. WindowsPhone20.5 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Jun 2012)
Those colors are also the colors of the South Korean flag.
9. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)
this seems kind of disappointing to me.. it still has dual core and still 4.3 screen… no major improvements over the galaxy II devices already there… the one x seems like the better option for ATT
10. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
No, the S3 will have a 4.8 inch screen on all the carriers. And the new processor, ICS, and the new software goodies will make for a great package.
35. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
Did the press release say 2GB RAM for At&t? I didn't see that listed.
38. Commentator (Posts: 2291; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
From what I've read on various sites, all S4 variants are getting 2GB of RAM. It didn't say anywhere in the pres release though.
42. suricool (Posts: 7; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
The article on the website said that at&t, verizon, tmobile, sprint, and us cellular were getting 2GB RAM
11. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I know why they won't release it in 32 GB...
...Because they don't want it to be able to compete with their precious higher GB iPhone offerings.
If they offered a 32 gig Galaxy S3, the memory card slot would allow for a 64 gig phone at a full hundred less than the iPhone.
Apple must have had a FIT when the news about multiple memory variants came out.
12. hung2900 (Posts: 762; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)
If you want, you can buy a micro SDXC card 64gb to get total 80gb storage.
16. JC557 (Posts: 820; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Or how about 32GB + 32/ 64 GB microSDHC card for more storage space? People are constantly suggesting to others on using the phone as an all-in-one device (music, photos, videos, apps) so the more memory the better.
36. WirelessCon (Posts: 309; Member since: 11 May 2010)
The more a phone can store, the more potential data they will buy. 32GB would have been the better option for At&t than the 16GB.
21. BuckeyeCadet86 (Posts: 68; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Kinda surprised seeing as Red is Verizon's thing that AT&T would carry it but then again they and tmobile seem more predisposed to color than VZW
26. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)
hope that this model will be released worldwide...
27. KennyWRX (unregistered)
too bad cus a bump to 32GB for $50 sounds like a good deal.
29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6114; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
hmmm wait for the red GSIII or SONY iON. damn it.
31. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
ehh im waIting for the ion only cuz i like more the design and its gonna be black i dnt like the galaxy s3 design and the colors. Besides the ion will also have a 720p screen and i dnt care about it not havin ics .
30. djripster (Posts: 118; Member since: 10 Dec 2011)
Wouldn't a red variant feel more at home at Verizon ?
37. xtian1103 (Posts: 352; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
first day sales figures anyone? units sold to end users please!
40. thnkthru3 (Posts: 73; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)
Do I need to give up my unlimited plan to upgrade to an LTE phone at AT&T?
41. dha_george (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 Jan 2010)
no if you have an unlimited data plan on a smartphone with at&t you get to keep it when upgrading to a LTE device.