Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders start June 6th

Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III pre-orders start June 6th
The first photographs of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III have surfaced and it looks almost exactly like the international version of the SGS III. This, of course, confirms Samsung’s earlier promise of no significant outer changes, but under the hood there’s a whole different dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip with integrated LTE radio, so you can take advantage of Verizon’s 4G network.

A picture is worth a thousand words, though, and in this case, there’s a couple of them. Interestingly, there’s no Verizon logo up front, only on the back. An interesting development for the carrier, putting more stress on the handset itself. This will definitely help further establish Samsung’s Galaxy brand, given that other carriers are also expected to have a version of the SGS III that is modified little or not at all.

Verizon has announced Galaxy S III pre-orders kick off on June 6th at 7am EST. You'll be able to pre-order a 16GB SGS III for $199.99 on a 2-year contract and a 32GB one for $249.99. The phone requires an LTE data plan, but that doesn't surprise anyone, does it?

source: Verizon


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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)

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36 Comments

1. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

I like Samsung, i had the SII international but gotta say, that's one ugly phone.

3. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

The white one is not too bad though. Its actually growing on me a little bit. That pebble blue is hidious though IMO.

14. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Pebble blue all the way!

29. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I agree, the white isn't looking as hideous. The pebble blue is a never for me.

2. Cerberusa2a

Posts: 33; Member since: May 24, 2012

FINALLY!! Must...wait... to pre-order

4. tedkord

Posts: 17135; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Wait, they're letting you preorder on June 6th, but not telling you when you'll get it? Or was that just not mentioned in the story?

5. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Don't order just, yet. Remember when the GNx came out and all the problems it had? Wait until several folks purchase the phone, then read the the reviews on Verizon's page; IMO average joes reviews is the most honest and comprehensive.

21. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I think the average joe has biased reviews for the most part. Its best to get bits and prices every where including from the people that hate it to get yourself an honest opinion then go get hands on with it

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Verizon is so full of crap. Now, I don't know if you guys noticed, but what happened to double the data deal? None, gone because a popular device is about to be introduce.

31. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

It was a "limited time only" promotion that ran for like 3-4 months during the release of several popular phones...why are they full of crap for that? Some ppl just have to complain...

32. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

dear lord, i hope you don't actually think Cricket ownz because they might be the worst carrier out there.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The pricing is awesome. 249.99 for the 32 gig version? Sounds like Verizon has pulled their heads out of their asses on phone pricing.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea, it seems to be standard across the carriers. Maybe samsung is FINALLY flexing some muscles back at the carriers to put them back in line. How awesome would that be.

16. stjcripes

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yes and no. Carriers have little to no choice in the subsidized prices for iPhones. So to compensate, Verizon was charging up to $300 for LTE (Android) phones - before the iPhone launch, you could buy an LTE device for under $250 (I did). So Android buyers were paying an extra $50-$100 to offset Apple's rather steep subsidies. However, the high price point on 4G devices made it rather difficult to sell them against the cheaper iPhones (even if they only 3G devices). So now, we're back to sub-$250 LTE phones. The catch? A $30 upgrade fee. Verizon does not discriminate, though, as the fee applies to all (Android, iPhone, RIM, WP7, etc.). The good news: the cost has been spread out among all including iPhone buyers. The bad news: you're still paying to subsidize someone else's iPhone.

33. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i'm impressed, pretty spot on, Apple makes more problems for those who don't use they're overpriced stuff. EVO 4G LTE was supposed to come out on the 18th, the customers who preordered from my best buy, honestly didn't get it until a week later. if the machine we use to transfer contacts isn't fuctioning (which irritatingly enough is fairly often) then i have almost 0 ways to transfer someones contacts. Android, i could just export contacts to the sd card on the old phone, and import on new phone, or i could use gmail, or i could use bluetooth. Apple won't let me use any of those three ways. headaches galore my friend.

17. DigitalBath

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

That's great they reduced the pricing, but I guarantee its because Verizon is trying to entice more people to get the phone on contract and opt out of thier unlimited data plans.

20. Ubi2447

Posts: 131; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Is that such a wrong thing. At least it shows that though they are taking one thing away, they are trying to make up for it a bit. They know they don't have a good image right now.

22. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Yes it is such a wrong thing. If you have always had unlimited data you would think its wrong

26. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Honestly, I can't tell what you two are bickering about; one would think this was a laundromat. The reality is this: a 32GB equivalent of this phone with a different OS on Verizon would cost $299 plus tax and would be half the size connected only to 3G or Wi-Fi. Therefore, a $249 price point is more than reasonable. If you wanted unlimited data you should have thought about that prior to July 7, 2011; 'a day that will live in infamy'.

34. DanMarino13

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

first off, it hasn't been confirmed, so don't get your panties in a bunch. second off, i do upgrades on Verizon customers every single day who continue to keep their grandfathered unlimited data. the amount of people that over react to rumors is truly unbelievable, and probably, you don't use enough to complain about data usage. very few people use anywhere near 2, go to my verizon wireless or download the my verizon app, and go look and see how much data you use then come back and complain about how you feel safer having unlimited even though you probably use less than 2.

9. Steviewy

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

So if I'm due for an upgrade and currently "locked" in an unlimited data Android plan.....if I upgrade to this, am I going to be forced to get their crappy 2GB data plan? Or am I still "grandfathered" in? All the news lately has been super confusing about this nonsense.

10. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'm still trying to figure it out myself. I guess we won't know till June 6th. You know the sad part is they won't even offer a "special" tiered data plan for those unlimited plan owners. At least give us 10GB or something.

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

if you upgrade after the date that VZW sets on the new granfathered unlimited plan deadline, then you must move to a new type of plan to upgrade. the only way you will keep your plan is if you buy phones unlocked from elsewhere.

23. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

I haven't heard about the deadline yet but you don't need an unlocked phone. Just buy off of Craig's list or somewhere and make sure it works. You can get great deals if you wait a month I myself am either gonna get the sg3 without changing a thing or switch to sprint. There service is good enough

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

so who was saying it was going to be overpriced on Verizon? xD

12. lzsbleach

Posts: 155; Member since: May 20, 2012

Samsung showing some muscle and there execution is lovely. I just hope the S4 chip can be just as good as the original. All Samsung has to do this time around is DONT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY UP!! This one phone will decide if they can dethrone the iphone.

13. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

i might be the first to say this......but if they're going to pre-order the S3, what about the Note?? Ive had peopla on PA saying that they want to see the a variant of the Note on Verizon!! Im not sure they'll so that Samsung has already passed on a Verizon variant of one of their phones before and they could do it again with the Note

18. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Verizon has a freat network, but is awful at committing to release dates. Probably smart, but it's frustrating as a consumer; especially after watching other carriers release their versions of equivalent phones earlier time after time. Verizon's smartphone line-up sucks balls compared to the competition unless you prefer 5-month-old 'flagship' phones with huge bezels. Just sayin'

24. Phullofphil

Posts: 1752; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

My galaxy nexus is mostly all screen what do you meen huge bezels and even though it turned out to not be a developers phone kinda and huge wait on updates it was out on verizon a hella long time ago

25. Femto

Posts: 61; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

I found the nexus to be intriguing, initially. Very smooth for android, beautiful screen. But then found myself frustrated hunting for virtual menu buttons and with the general operation of the phone. Probably just a personal preference. Anywho, to answer your question: I find the bezel to be nice and small horizontally, but quite large vertically on the nexus.

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