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

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.

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.source: MobileFun via SlashGear

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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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77 Comments

1. thelegend6657 unregistered

White ftw . Nobody likes the blue one anyway

13. e.wvu unregistered

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

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i love the blue one. white is preppy crap.

23. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

White is to iphoneish

41. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 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..

29. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

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

32. SleepingOz unregistered

Think before you comment, kid!

2. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Samsung should give something back to their customers

6. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 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.

3. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

that's a lot of plastic destroyed

4. wendygarett unregistered

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

5. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 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

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

9. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

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

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

30. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

35. chadrick0814 unregistered

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

50. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 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

53. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

65. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

70. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

8. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 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.

10. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

24. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 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

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

45. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

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

51. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

71. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yes...dur

66. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I have a nexus with the same screen, & higher ppi than sglll. Thats what I based my comments on. Stop remixing the truth to fit your lies. (like Apple) Your ego is so big it's laughable(in a sad pathetic kinda way) But you are the biggest Troll on PA. What you lack in facts, you make up 4 in volume.(unfortunately for us)Even the people who work at PA don't spend as much time on here as you.(While you are supposed to be working. )That's why tmobile's customer service sucks so bad. If you spent as much time doin your job as you do on here, profits would be much higher. Pointing out your BS does not make someone a troll. When you try debating with someone other than taco, your BS is pretty transparent.

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