Sprint holding a Samsung Galaxy S III launch event June 12 in Boston

Sprint holding a Samsung Galaxy S III launch event June 12 in Boston
This year Samsung isn't forcing the US customers to wait for its flagship Android phone months on end, until it tailors the Galaxy S III design and specs to each carrier, but rather will bring an upgraded version with 2GB of RAM to five US carriers all at once this month.

This was revealed by Samsung itself today, but now the carriers themselves are starting to send invitations for their special launch event dates, and the first in line is Sprint, which has pegged Tuesday, June 12 for the party, in the fine city of Boston.

Sprint's memo reads: "Join us at an exclusive Samsung event. Come experience the smartphone redefined.  There will be hands-on demonstrations, world-class technologists, games, prizes, and refreshments during this two-hour cocktail reception."

Our scales are tipped as much by the possible Samsung Galaxy S III launch as they are by the words "cocktail reception", and all the mystery left now is at what price will the handset arrive on Sprint.

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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(9.20h talk time)



1. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

Cool. Now lets just hope they dont give it a screwed up name. I mean Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch? Really? Its like a complete sentence lol! Lets just stick with Samsung Galaxy S3 for (insert carrier) and keep it nice and clean.

2. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

knowing Sprint were looking at Galaxy Epic touch 2 4G. if it has a keyboard were looking at Galaxy Epic 4G 2

5. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

You guys are forgetting the LTE that they like to add to their phone names.

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Sprint's "Epic" line has always brought something to differentiate itself from other Galaxy S'. The OG Epic had a keyboard, and the Epic Touch had a larger screen. Eith every carrier expected to use the same variant, I'm not sure Sprint will use the Epic name.

3. brobert11

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

According to the Wall Street Journal - Samsung has made agreements w/ all the carriers to keep the name Samsung Galaxy SIII. Quoted from the article "In interviews previewing the announcement, Samsung executives emphasized that the Galaxy S III will be the company's first top-of-the-line phone to use the same name at all four national wireless carriers in the U.S."

4. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

VZ is taking pre-orders on the 6th. I think it would be awesome if all carriers in the US lauch the phone on the same day.

7. skidrain41

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I'm going to go over here to my corner and fantasize that Sprint's next "Big" thing is a Sprint exclusive Galaxy Note 2 and not just a release party for the GS3.

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