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Samsung says its high standards caused delay of pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung says its high standards caused delay of pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III
After rumors started this weekend that Samsung had to destroy 600,000 pebble blue battery covers for the Samsung Galaxy S III resulting in a delay of the unit's launch, on Monday we had a confirmation of sorts from UK retailer Clove. A post on the latter's blog relayed the message that the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S III would ship June 1st instead of May 30th and that the first stock of the blue variant would ship on June 5th although there was no confirmation about that date.

Pebble blue version of the Samsung Galaxy S III

Pebble blue version of the Samsung Galaxy S III

With everyone waiting to hear an official statement from Samsung, the Korean based manufacturer finally made an explanation on Tuesday along with a statement. Samsung admitted that it had quality control issues relating to a new color it had invented and the special coating it had used on the back covers. As a result, the part will be in short supply for 2-3 weeks, which of course will delay the launch of the pebble blue model of the Samsung Galaxy S III. That model might not be available in some areas until mid to late June.

Samsung says it expects to ship the 16GB white model this week as expected although some retailers, like Clove for example, are reporting a one day delay on that version of the highly anticipated model. Overall, it's best that Samsung take care of any problems now rather than after the launch when the device is already in the hands of customers.
"Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented blue colour and special hyper-glaze material. In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy SIII to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks. Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue coloured devices as soon as possible."-Samsung statement
source: MobileFun via SlashGear

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posted on 29 May 2012, 05:34 12

1. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


White ftw .
Nobody likes the blue one anyway

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:50 6

13. e.wvu (unregistered)


You can't speak for everyone when you say nobody likes the blue one.

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:57 1

14. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i love the blue one. white is preppy crap.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:02 3

23. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


White is to iphoneish

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:44 3

29. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


Speak for yourself, the blue one is th best I think, unique.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:58 1

32. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Think before you comment, kid!

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:17

41. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I agree too. I don't like the white one. Every phone has a white double but you seldom see a blue one, in that shade especially. I like it..

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:38 1

2. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Samsung should give something back to their customers

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:55 9

6. Ubi2447 (Posts: 131; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


How about they just do their best to give you one of the highest rated and most anticipated handsets to come out this year.

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:38 4

3. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)


that's a lot of plastic destroyed

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:42 4

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


im ready my popcorn and watch oneX's death :)

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:47

5. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1224; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)


This will remain to be seen....I don't think the One X will just die. I can't wait to see how the CDMA reception, and GPS antenna's work

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:57 3

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


its because oneX is overpriced wher sgs3 is more affordable...
Plus 4.7inch screen is too small for me... And samoled still remain best compare to other

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:02 6

9. medicci37 (Posts: 1311; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


The One X is cheaper than the SGlll. & there is not much of a difference between a 4.7 & 4.8 inch screen.

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:59 3

15. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


size wise there isnt much real difference between the 2.

However, the SGS3 has superior horsepower, no video issues, better browser behavior, a bigger and removable battery, and a much better user experience with TW-Nature vs Sense 5.

the only actual advantage the OneX has is the nicer LCD2 screen.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:46 1

30. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


First time I agree with you. The only advantages the one x have vs the SGSIII are subjectives. What isn't subjective is how the S3 kicks the one x's ass in user experience and performance.

posted on 29 May 2012, 09:22

35. chadrick0814 (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


The GS3 also has micro SD expansion unlike the One X.

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:36 5

50. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


better user experience? question have you even use both of the phone? More horsepower my ass, all the none GPU benchmark, the oneX is on par or better then the SGS3

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:40

53. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you never went towww.anandtech.com did you? quit trying to cherry pick your results to fit your arguements and look at the whole picture. The ONLY time the OneX keeps up at all is when its a Vsync frame limited test where they both hit the wall. Unlimited tests show the true power and just how far and away the mali performs over the adreno.

I have used Sense 5 quite a bit and have found it still laggy at times and with its bugs. Hopefully that will get fixed, but as it stands, they are there.
No i havent been able to use an SGS3 just yet, as they are not available in america (duh), so I am going by what the reviews say. And as far as I've seen, its been a pretty universal statement that the NatureUI is better than Sense5

posted on 29 May 2012, 19:20

65. medicci37 (Posts: 1311; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


Yeah because if remixfa don't agree with the results they must be BS. Now your the 1 cherry picking. (Disregarding everything but anandtech results) (Although i'm sure you would rather be d*ck picking) I think you might be more comfortable on macrumors.

posted on 30 May 2012, 08:27

70. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


aww look if it isnt another troll to the party.

Anandtech ran the only full comparison with multiple tests and is a very trusted site for such things.

jee, i wonder why i trust a whole test suite from a trusted site, over a single test here and there on different sites.

posted on 29 May 2012, 05:57 2

8. medicci37 (Posts: 1311; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


2 bad they didn't do the same with the pentile screen. On a display that's almost 5 inches, pentile is very noticeable.

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:04 2

10. hung2900 (Posts: 958; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


I have a Galaxy Note and my eyes feel hurt when I try to see the pixelization.
Samsung is doing a good job. Look how ppl complain about the quality of OneX (yellow spots or death pixels on the screen) on variety of forums.

posted on 29 May 2012, 06:59 1

16. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the only peeps that say its very noticeable are trolls that have never actually looked at one for themselves.

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:04

24. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Ive seen the galaxy nexus's similar yet dimmer super amoled HD screen and its gorgeous if you ask me, compared it with the One X at my local walmart att/tmo/verizon phone booth and i prefer the Super amo HD screen. Then again once you use one super amoled its hard to go back to LCD or IPS

posted on 29 May 2012, 08:07

26. ph00ny (Posts: 1343; Member since: 26 May 2011)


http://mobile-review.com/review/samsung-galaxy-s3-fl-en.shtml

scroll down to the middle where screen comparisons are posted between various devices

Here is a good example of your so called pixelation
http://mobile-review.com/review/image/samsung/galaxy-s3-fl/display/photo-high/display10.jpg

oh wait is that more crisp detail i see on the note than the s2?

posted on 29 May 2012, 09:09 1

33. remixfa (Posts: 14461; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


I have yet to see the LCD2 enhanced OneX, so I reserve judgement for it. The reviews for it have been extremely positive though.
I have seen quite a few galaxy nexus and Notes however, and they all look beautiful.

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:21

42. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


Lol you obviously have never played with the Galaxy Nexus. Even on the Samsung focus flash which has a ppi of 250, you cant discern pixels. You made a "Stupid" all over this article. Too bad you can't fix your mess...

posted on 29 May 2012, 11:41

45. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


Don't get me wrong the LCD2 is GORGEOUS but I prefer the oversaturated beauty of amoled

posted on 29 May 2012, 12:38 1

51. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


like you have? Have you even own or use one of the two phone for more then a couple of minute?

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