Galaxy S III U.S. signup page showed 7 carriers

Galaxy S III U.S. signup page showed 7 carriers
Innocently enough, Samsung put up a signup page for U.S. customers to give their email address to receive updates on the Galaxy S III as information becomes available in reference to its U.S. debut. As reported by PCMag with an accompanying screenshot, the page featured a “Carrier Preference” dropdown box that has since been removed from the page.

The box enabled you to choice between AT&T, C Spire Wireless, Metro PCS, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. What is interesting about that list is it is not representative of the seven top carriers, making it seem that those carriers were picked for a specific reason – possible the carriers that will eventually carry the Samsung Galaxy S III.

Samsung sidestepped that accusation by saying, “The sign up page is a general page to gather customer information. The list of carriers is to find out who your carrier is to send you relevant product information.”

One would guess that if it were simply gauging interest it would include a few of other larger carriers outside of the big 4, such as Cricket, or at the very least keep the option up on the page. This by no means guarantees that all seven of the listed carriers will definitely see the Galaxy S III on their networks or if they do, that they will all see the same version, not unlike the Galaxy S II variants across different carriers, but it does seem that these seven carriers might at least be on Samsung’s radar.

source: PCMag & Samsung

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)

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22 Comments

1. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Didn't they do this for Galaxy Nexus sign up page too?

22. Allday28

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

Yes it did.. And I was just gonna say the same thing.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

That doesn't surprise me because the original Galaxy S was launched on a ton of different networks. But I guess the Galaxy S2 did not go to Verizon because they got the Galaxy Nexus, which always seem dumb to me. The strategy of launching on all of the carriers is what made the original Galaxy S such a success, and this is one reason why HTC keeps struggling. They make great phones like the Sensation, Amaze, Rezound, One S and One X and then proceed to do carrier exclusivity agreements. This is the reason why it makes it so hard to be a HTC fan. Being a HTC fan on T-Mobile the best you're able to get is the One S which would be great if the older Rezound didn't have a 720p screen that was already better than the One S' qHD resolution. HTC needs to stop messing around and release the One X on every carrier in United States, but I am pretty sure it is too late for that now. So their next redeeming chance would be on their Galaxy Note competitor that is yet to launch. Don't set up some BS agreement with AT&T or Verizon, they need to launch it on all four of the major carriers. Now that the iPhone is on three of the four large main carriers and a bunch of regional carriers Android manufacturers need to stop signing these stupid exclusivity agreements in order to build a following for their name like Samsung did with the Galaxy series. This is not a new strategy, Apple and Samsung have both done it and now they together reap 99% of the mobile industry profits. This is a very easy strategy to mimic, obviously HTC is already buddies with all four of the major carriers. Just release your best flagship phone on all four simultaneously and you can stop failing.

3. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

whoaa 2 articles in one lol

7. Goldeneye

Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011

I agree with just about everything except that Verizon's decision not to carry the SGSII, it was actually a smart decision for one simple reason: No LTE capability, while att/t-mo offered HSPA+ and Sprint Wimax, Verizon would've been in a really bad position, with a very hard sale with 3G only device while the competition had a "4G" capable version.

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

They couldve gotten the S3 version of it.

9. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Isn't HTC releasing more of their One series now? AT&T and Sprint are getting modified versions of the One X, T-Mobile is getting the One S, and Verizon is getting a modified version of the One S.

11. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Verizon version is probably completely different from the One series. The design looks more like the Desire series that's going to drop in China. Verizon's version is probably one that's made specifically for them, cause the design feels but not look completely droidish to me.

12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

All the same specs, just different design and a bit smaller screen. it's the next Droid Incredible, so they needed to make some changes for it to fit in with the rest. Same S4 processor, 1 GB of RAM, qHD Amoled screen. Just different material shell and a 4 inch screen instead of a 4.3 inch.

13. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I might be wrong, but from what I read before back in February and FCC report states it's a 1.2ghz. A couple websites claimed Verizon accidentally leaked web pages showing the Droid Incredible 4G LTE to only have 1.2ghz clock speed also. I think as a flagship, the manufacturer won't make too much changes to how the phone look. With the new Droid Incredible 4G LTE, the phone itself doesn't look like a One series at all.

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

You're right. It's the One S with a different design and under-clocked processor. It's not the flagship, it's the mid-range device, so HTC won't be so against making some design changes. Like what they did with the EVO 4G LTE, new design, different processor, but it's still Sprint's version of the One X. The Incredible 4G is Verizon's version of the One S

17. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I disagree the incredible always has been a separet phone model. They have othe htc brands such as the rezound. The rezound or the thunderbolt is mor like the line of witch the one x or s will follow. I would think about getting one x variant over a sglll only because they might have the same processor on Verizon and the one x has a better looking body

4. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

VERIZON

5. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I would be amazed if metro pcs gets the s3 at launch

6. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

like the guy above me i WOULD be shocked if metro pcs gets the s3 at launch it would be cool for people that dont want to be in looong 2 year contracts too bad metro sucks in my area or else i would switch in a heartbeat ..anyways im getting the at&t version..

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Glad the GS3 is getting a broad release in the States, now the question is WHEN will all of these carriers get it?

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

correct me if im wrong, but wasnt the VZW option on the SGS2 info sign up page at one point as well?

16. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

Actually Samsung did just fine on the Galaxy S3 who did they have to beat???...Nobody. They accomplished their feet to BEST the Galaxy S2 mission accomplished. The Galaxy S3 has the better Exynos 4412 quadcore processor, better design, camera, and top software all much better than the Galaxy S2 they did their job. Samsung has MAJOR OBLIGATIONS to GOOGLE and themsleves especially to the NEXT two launched products the GALAXY NOTE 2 and the end of the year GALAXY NEXUS which Google has chosen them to take the NEXUS LINE into the future. Samsung delivered the spec sheet to consumers on the S3 and had to save the BEST for last come Nov/Dec when the NEW GALAXY NEXUS will be launched. These will be the specs for the future NEXUS come later this year Nov/Dec processor 5250 quadcore A15 clocked at 1.5 or 1.8 Ghz with 2gb of ram, 12mp camera and the industry's first 1080p 5.0 screen, 2500 mAh battery all on pure STOCK JELLYBEAN which will be announced at Google i/o come later this summer. Take a good look people with Samsung and their industry leading GALAXY NOTE and HTC coming out with their upcoming quadcore 5 inch smartphone and LG and their just announced 2gb smartphone trust me Samsung had too hold back alittle and i am glad they did. We haven't seen anything yet wait till July when the NOTE 2 arrives on Tmobile which should be announced at CTIA next week with ice cream sandwhich. Samsung will be fine the remainder of 2012 they have been innovative for these last 2years nobody has done better.

18. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Good luck with that I hope so but the galaxy nexus I have has a worse processor than the sgll. I really don't understand why jelly bean is coming out so soon anyway unless ice cream sandwich has to many flaws.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

richard is daydreaming. the Nexus has never been the pinnacle of specs. As far as jelly bean, there is no confirmed release date for it. there is also no reason to think they are changing ICS. More than likely they are going back to naming the incremental updates like they did with 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.. just because it has a name doesnt mean its a whole new OS.

19. Phullofphil

Posts: 1822; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I don't under staand these sign up pages. I always find out befor they tell me anyhow especially Verizon's sign up page. I don't think they have sent me an email yet on any phonemimalways find out on my own

20. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

Sg3 dont b any carrier same phone days beforbe day say jasper phone for verizon i hope the verizon sg3 will be different then this gs3 the ugly home buttons so the big bazel in the button so why dont make full touch home buttons small size

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