Samsung said their newest smartphone, the Galaxy S III, would be available in the U.S. this month from all four major carriers. But it could be a few more days or weeks before most can get one, reports Business Insider.
- Verizon: The website says the Galaxy S III will ship by July 11. There’s still no official launch date for the phone.
- AT&T: Some pre-order customers were told they would get their Galaxy S III by June 21. Now the company says supply constraints may cause more delays. The first pre-orders should arrive Monday June 25. Like Verizon, AT&T still hasn’t announced an official launch date for the phone.
- Sprint: Sprint confirmed to Engadget that pre-orders went through, but massive demand has kept the phone from appearing in stores on the June 21 target date. Pre-orders for the 16 GB model began arriving last week, but those who ordered a 32 GB model will still have to wait a few more days. Sprint blames limited supply for the delay.
- T-Mobile: The company hasn’t announced an in-store launch date yet, but you can order the phone online.
Samsung simply couldn’t make enough to fill demand. Prior to release, 9 million pre-orders were placed by more than 100 carriers globally.
Like its predecessor, the S II, which has sold over 24 million units, the S III looks like a winner out of the gate. The head of Samsung’s mobile division, JK Shin, said the company will hit 10 million sales of its Galaxy S III smartphone during July and that second quarter earnings for its handset division will exceed the previous quarter.