Is the unlocked GSM version of the international Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Best Buy?

Is the unlocked GSM version of the international Samsung Galaxy S III coming to Best Buy?
A leaked screenshot of a Best Buy inventory report tells an interesting story. Not as pithy as "Cat in the Hat" mind you, the story, "Best Buy sells a what?" revolves around the retailer's inventory records concerning the i9300 model of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The screenshot shows the big box retailer expecting to offer the GSM flavored i9300 pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III, unlocked. This is the international model that replaces LTE with HSPA+, but does have the quad-core Samsung Exynos processor under the hood.

You might have noticed the zeroes that appear next to the number of these devices in stock and the number sold, making it hard to offer a definitive statement about what the big box retailer has in mind here. There has been talk that the chain did offer up unlocked units of the i9100, which is the GSM, international version of the Samsung Galaxy S II. If past is prologue, we could see Best Buy bringing the quad-core Exynos powered Samsung Galaxy S III into the States.

source: AndroidCentral

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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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20 Comments

1. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

woo hoo! hopefully it will be at a reasonable $600-650 level ( or less would be awesome)

2. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Best buy tends to overprice unlocked phones (and even some locked ones that). These were typically priced around $799.99. At least with the ones in the corporate carrier stores, you can get BB to match their unsubsidized price. With these, I think you're SOL unless you can find it cheaper elsewhere.

3. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

Best buy?? phhz. It's going to be like $800 bucks.

9. superguy

Posts: 464; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Best Buy tried to sell the Rezound off contract for $800. That is until I had them call Verizon to match their $649 price. They still offer a lot of their high end phones for $799.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i know you guys are right, but it doesnt hurt to dream does it? :)

8. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It says the price in the picture, $799.99

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

$799 for unlock? Might as well just order one from eBay haha

4. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

The price will drop some day???

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

You can get it online for around 720 bucks... 799.99 is kinda unreasonable that's 900$ for a phone with a case and maybe insurance. Cool that their bringing it to the u.s tho.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i found it 2 weeks old used for 550 "buy it now" on ebay. if i only had the cash at the time.

12. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Hey just proves my point even more

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1540; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

$720? Expansys has them for $645 all day long.

7. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

If its priced more than $500...its overpriced...If google could sell unlocked nexus for $350...then this phone is pretty much same with updated soc (add $150 for that)...don't tell me about updated display.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

3-4x the processing power, best Audio DAC in the biz, more "hook up" options to other devices, removable memory.. and more of it, bigger battery, i believe slightly more ram, ect. Your also paying for the development time for the SGS3 features like touchwiz and all the other neat things the phone can do. Google paid for the development on the Nexus. The only thing they really have in common is the screen.. which was slightly improved for the SGS3.

14. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

Please please be true, gimme one of them unlocked gs3 with that beautiful quad exynos, and t-mobile value plan here I come!!!!!

15. zeroos

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

Its already here:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Galaxy+S+III+4G+Mobile+Phone+(Unlocked)+-+Blue/5759163.p?id=1218692160463&skuId=5759163&st=i9300&cp=1&lp=2 with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system Along with an Exynos 4212 Quad chipset allows you to stay connected and productive on the go.

16. alex09

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

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19. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 607; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Hmmm... something doesn't seem right here... Oh wait that's it where was the Nokia Pureview mentioned? Must be in his head thanks for promoting to us tho. :)

18. davenycept

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 03, 2012

If i got it and I'm with Tmobile in hspa 42 market i would get hspa +21 speeds right?

20. yamilrx

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

$799 @ BB is a rip off. They had this phone on dailysteals.com a week ago and before that for $599 or $699, I cannot recall. I bought my galaxy nexus from them for $450 and a week later the google store dropped it to $350. I am using it on tmobile but since it is 21mbs I only get 6mbs so far where my friend on his 42mbs sgii gets 10-14mbs on tmobile so be careful if you are expecting higher speeds.

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