Retailer says Verizon launch of Samsung Galaxy S III coming July 12th

Retailer says Verizon launch of Samsung Galaxy S III coming July 12th
The website for tech retailer HH Gregg shows a July 12th launch date for the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. If true, it would be another 1 day delay in the launch of the sizzling hot handset which originally was expected to be released by Big Red on July 9th. There is more involved here than the launch of one high-end phone. As we told you on Monday, Verizon's Equipment Guide shows a July 5th launch date for the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE. Of course, it makes sense for Verizon to launch the mid-range handset a few days before releasing the high end Samsung Galaxy S III to give the DROID Incredible 4G LTE a few days to rack up some sales before it gets completely overwhelmed by the Galaxy S III.

HH Gregg will be keeping with the company line. In other words, the retailer will be asking for $199.99 and a signed 2-year contract for the 16GB variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The ad is the latest one day set back for Verizon customers who started with a  rumored July 9th launch date which was changed to July 10th on Verizon's website, before July 11th became the next speculative launch date. Now we're on July 12th and wondering if it all stops here or continues to get pushed back another day at a time.

source: HHGregg via Phandroid

Related phones

Galaxy S III Verizon
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.00h talk time)



1. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

I don't know, if i don't get my phone by the July 9th date that was promised i might have to flip my lid. lol

2. androidornothing

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Wow this is crazy!!!!!! Verizon's sales of this phone are probably I'n the high millions. I would have wanted this phone so badly.......................oh wait I am getting it LOLLL!!!!! Hurry up Verizon release this beast

3. jeffronc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

That is Costco's date too (the 12th). Mine can't get here soon enough. Glad I got in with the family 700 plan through Verizon before this SE Crap hits...

4. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 2012

How isn't the HTC Incredible 4GLTE a high end device??

10. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

It's just like the how the HTC One S is the mid range device in its series (One series.) The Incredible 4G is just the One S with LTE and a smaller screen

11. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

and different design

15. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

qHD resolution, lower clocked processor, only 8gb internal storage. Not that it's crap., it's just not the bleeding edge.

5. Zumo911

Posts: 22; Member since: May 02, 2012

My expected ship date is the 9th!!!!!!

6. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

My email said that when I pre-ordered mine as well. However, I checked the Verizon site this morning and it said GS3's were shipping by 7/11, which would put it in-line for a 7/12 arrival. Now, I don't know if this is only for people pre-ordering now and maybe those of us who were online at 7AM on 6/6 are getting ours sooner, but I tend to think that we're not going to see them until the 12th. Y'know, it IS Verizon and all...

7. Zumo911

Posts: 22; Member since: May 02, 2012

check you order status on the website - that's where i'm getting my information (from the source).

9. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

"Expected" ship date and "actual" ship date are two different things. I'll believe that my package is shipping on 7/9 when I get a tracking number...

12. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

This applies to everyone that pre-ordered the Verizon Galaxy S III, the ship date that you saw when you pre-ordered it most likely is the date you will receive it. The later u purchase, the later you receive it. Hope you all enjoy your GSIII's!!!

13. enemyisyou

Posts: 44; Member since: Jul 04, 2009

I will dance a jig if that is the case. However, I stand by my statement on the tracking number :-)

8. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

If the Thunderbolt or the Gnex are any indications of how VZ handles lauches, then poeple are not going to be pleased at all. 2 months delay.

14. TorqueDom3

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

You reporters are amazingly dumb. Is it beyond your comprehension that as more and more people preorder, VZW might actually have an idea how many SGS3's THEY will get delivered each day? Once preorders are taken for existing expected volume, the expected delivery date changes for the next batch. VZW just updated my 6/6 preorder status today to show expected delivery of 7/9, the date I was given and shown the day I preordered. no delay, no secret conspiracies. It was AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile that set unobtainable ship dates, and had to miss and extend. There's alot I don't like about VZW, but they didnt screw up this time. FWIW, A preorder expected delivery date is NOT a retail release date. no release date has even been set yet.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I got my SGS3 through AT&T on Saturday and I have been loving every minute of it. Don't worry guys, it's worth the wait!

17. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

My say july 9

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