Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint to launch June 21 for $200, with LTE radio and unlimited data plan

Samsung Galaxy S III for Sprint to launch June 21 for $200, with LTE radio and unlimited data plan
The US carriers are on a tear today announcing the Galaxy S III left and right, immediately after Samsung issued the statement it will be launching visually unaltered on all major US carriers.

On all at once maybe should have been included, as Sprint just sent us a press release that it will be having the handset for willing subscribers June 21, just like T-Mobile. That June 12 Samsung event in Boston then should be just a launch party, where you can play around with the handset and even score it in some raffles.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is thankfully the final name, nothing convoluted this time, and the phone will be graced with an LTE radio to take advantage of Sprint's upcoming fast network. We have 1.5GHz dual-core Snpadragon S4 again, 2GB of RAM, and the large 4.8" Super AMOLED screen to play around with. 

The phone will come in Pebble Blue and Marble White (now that's new), and Sprint even divulged the pricing scheme. The LTE-laden Galaxy S III for its network will cost the usual $199.99 on a 2-year contract for the 16GB version, and the 32GB one will be just $50 more, not bad at all. Preorders start tomorrow here, but the page is not active right now. 

Best of all is not that Google Wallet will come preloaded on Sprint's Galaxy S III, but that the carrier will be the only one in the US offering its unlimited data plan for the handset, which has everything in it for $79.99 a month.

source: Sprint

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Galaxy S III Sprint
  • 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(9.20h talk time)

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23 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

damn is all i can say. The US carriers and samsung are on a major roll today and for the last month. The sgs3 will sell like the HP Touchpad did during its magical little fire sale

2. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Sprint picking up its pace with new high end technology phones....when LTE drops look out. This or the Evo, or wait for a Nexus branded phone....decisions decisons

17. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

I feel you but for some reason i never feel the nexus phone. no Sd card slot and google sucks at lunch windows. The phone always seems to be behind the curve of technology by the time it launches.

3. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Ahhh... $199. Yes. Thank you. :) Not that i'm buying it but spending $670 on two Galaxy Nexus' last year was painful... regardless of how much I love the phone.

18. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

For only $250 you can get the 32gb version...you know you want it..lol

4. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I have the origional Epic 4g (with keyboard) and my upgrade isnt until July 1st!!! I cant wait!!!!!!!! Ive never had a phone with out a keyboard...but for the GS3...im deff. gunna check it out!!

5. Allen3697

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Google Wallet* Nice to see all the models so affordable.

6. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1457; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I read that this will have SVDO on S4GRU....does other carriers besides AT&T have this feature.....just let this have a good antenna ok!

7. skidrain41

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I'm so torn on getting an gsIII. Why do I want last years camera sensor and a slightly better dual core processor? I may be waiting to see how the LG superphone pans out or keeping my fingers crossed for a Galaxy Note2.

19. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

The question is what phone do you have now???

8. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Well this is why I passed up on the Evo 4g LTE and the GNexus. Now I can do a early upgrade ASAP!!! I like the fact that it's shaped like the GNexus and plus the S4 SnapDragon processor is incredible!!! I can't wait to get my hands on it.I have the Epic 4GTouch but it's not the top dog ,but a damn good phone,anymore and Samsung is bringing the noise esp since they come in 16/32 gb w/MIcro SD card.BRILLIANT!!! Pre order here I come

11. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree, Let's not forget the best part ever a removable batterry. Which means no plugs to carry ever, just a extra tinni tiny spare battery in my pocket. Not like those iPhone or non-removable Andriod device, running around the entire city looking for an outlet like a chicken with it's head cut off. LOL!

14. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

PLus a Sprint rep said that I CAN BUY OUT for a early upgrade which is 160 to add to my bill and just get the SGSIII for 199

9. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Plus let's not forget about the camera that can sense when you're not looking at the screen and it turns off and S-Voice

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

All carriers who have the phone will call it the same name: SGS3

12. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Wow , I think I will open a 3rd line to get this then swap it to my wifes line. I save like $25 a month with my wife's discount, so it pays for itself for paying for a add a line fee. I can trade in my OG evo with her 3d and only pay $50 for the 16gb or $100 for the 32gb. Then put my 3rd line on my super old Samsung Instant, lol I knew I had a reason to keep that sorry ass phone around Hahaha.

20. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

Wow you really are a Bank Robber... brilliantly diabolical!!

13. VicInCiny

Posts: 2; Member since: May 17, 2012

Pre-order went live. Just pre-ordered it!!!

15. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

Just Pre Ordered Samsung Galaxy S3 from Sprint online!!!!!!! Won't get here soon enough. Thanks for the memories HTC Evo 4G!!!! Didn't like new Evo 4G LTE because of not being able to change to extended battery, (Non removable battery). Why I would never have a iphone. Moving on to better things!!!!!!!

16. phoenixpr

Posts: 167; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Agree with you durag1 100% I was interested in the Evo as well, love my first Evo, and the ability to swop batterry. So passed on the new Evo just order GS3 32GB Pebble Blue, I can not wait. Cheers!!!

23. durag1

Posts: 35; Member since: May 29, 2012

Yea, I sent email to HTC and told them they ruin the evo 4G LTE for me because of battery.Told them they should always allow they customers the option to upgrade battery or memory themselves if they choose. They said they would pass it on to research group. A little late for me. All my phones have to have changable batteries and memory cards. No exceptions!!! I pre ordered the 32GB but was going to get 16GB then buy 32gb card on ebay but turns out they were only $50 more so just got it. Samsung is not as greedy as iphone. Believe iphone is $100 for each 16gb upgrade. Anyway, Hope we all get S3 before June 21. After purchase, it said they would try to ship before they reach store. Have a good one phoenixpr!!!

21. sniperace

Posts: 95; Member since: Aug 20, 2009

My skin is itching I'm starting to jones for this phone. Galaxy SIII thoughts won't leave my me alone. Everything about this phone is pop'n ya dig? I just wish Sprint had baught it out in the 64 gig. It's got my mind all zombied like and Isheep to the slaughter. Got my finger on the talk button bought to place my pre-order!!!

22. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Wtf lol! Still not a bad freestyle bro!

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