The Samsung Galaxy S3 met all our expectations [EDITOR: I know that's inconceivable for Mihai but there are some (probably a minority) who have been really disappointed by the handset] and, after months of debating what specs will it sport and how will the handset look, Samsung finally unveiled their next-to-be-launched flagship handset earlier this month.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date – Europe and USA
We’ve related earlier that the European release of the device is set on May 29th, and that the US customers will have to wait a bit longer as the launch date in the States is a bit fuzzy at this point, not knowing when exactly in June will the device be available, and via which carrier first (allegedly Verizon called dibs on the S3).
So we’re now going to address the US readers. If you got tired of waiting to see whether or not Samsung’s flagship smartphone will come in the US via Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint and/or AT&T (hit the respective links for info on how the smarphone will look – in terms of specs – on the aforementioned carriers), why not pre-order the international version of the Galaxy S3? Join us after the break for more.
Indeed you can now pre-order the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3 from Expansys at the price of $650. Furthermore, pre-ordering the international Galaxy S3 will also give you the quad-core Exynos chip, a feature that will not be available on the carrier variants, as those SG3′s will most than likely sport a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU instead, in order to make way for the LTE connectivity.
Of course, there are pros and cons in pre-ordering the international version. First of all, you’ll have to pay the full phone price up-front, which might be an advantage if you simply have $650 lying around the house and not knowing how to spend them. However, if you don’t feel like paying the full value up-front, the carrier is your answer.
Furthermore, the biggest disadvantage of buying the International version is that you won’t have access to AT&T’s and T-Mobile’s LTE networks, so it might get a bit slow, but once again, you’ll have a beefy quad-core Exynos chip instead. Would this be a good bargain?
I suppose it all comes down to what exactly you want from your handset, but if you don’t want to wait longer than the Europeans, you’d want a quad-core at the cost of slower download and upload speeds, and you don’t like paying extra cash on the long run with a carrier contract, head down to Expansys and pre-order the handset because there’s no good reason why you wouldn’t want to do so.
Furthermore, if Verizon called dibs and will indeed have a limited exclusivity over distributing the handset in the US, and you’d rather go with T-Mobile or AT&T, well, there’s one more reason right there to get the unlocked SG3 ahead of time.
That’s about it folks, happy pre-ordering and until next time feel free to drop us a line and let us know whether or not you’ve pre-ordered the Galaxy S3, or you’re willing to wait for the carriers to announce their variants.