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What's the real US release date?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cam86john, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. cam86john

    cam86john Newbie
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    When the SGS2 came out, it took the US 4 whole months to get it after the UK. The UK got it in May of 2011, the first US release wasn't until September. This May 3rd release I've read is for the UK, not the US.

    After my SGS2 broke, I've been downgraded to a moto cliq xt, and needless to say, wanting a new phone.

    I'm wondering if I should wait for the SGS3, or just go get another phone. I'm guessing the US wont see this phone in May.

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  2. Orion

    Orion Android Expert

    Well we dont know when the U.S. will get it. I'm guessing sooner than last time. Maybe Jul/Aug there will be a Samsung event for our versions.
  3. ardyer

    ardyer Android Enthusiast

    The rumor has been that the s3 will be the official phone of the olympics and Samsung wants a reasonably simultaneous launch because of this. That said, we don't won't know the worldwide/european launch until at least May 3rd, so no one might get it until July or August for all we know right now.
  4. spridell

    spridell Android Enthusiast

    Yeah my bet would be a late May or June release overseas and then hits the States in July or early August.
  5. cam86john

    cam86john Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I'm better off picking up a new phone, and trying to get the GS3 when it comes out. Problem is Verizon has the Nexus, and they didn't get the GS2, which probably means they wont get the GS3, and I'll be stuck with a termination fee.

    My best guess, which has nothing behind it, is that the US wont see the GS3 until months after the UK.

    I wouldn't mind picking up another GS2, but I don't want another contract with Tmobile(Trying to leave them), and I don't want to buy it retail, and I can't find it used anywhere for a respectable price.

  6. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I'm REALLY hoping for a June/July release, but I can see it being later.
  7. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Android Enthusiast

    The big three often get exclusivity on certain models.

    verizon got the nexus, Razr maxx.

    att got the galaxy note then the Htc One X.

    Sprint.. actually i don't care about sprint, they are going the route of Black berry and should get a lawyer to dismantle their assets.

    Verizon is due for a new phone in about 1 or 1.5 months.

    Considering the Nexus is dropping to $199 on contract, that is the straw that broke the flag ship's back.

    Verizon will have 2 new flagship phones soon, i have no idea what variant htc will provide, but the New Motorola fighter or HD will be coming soon, and the S3 should hit soon after.

    Hopefully verizon does not get the 5" LG brick.. that would mean one of the upcoming top end phones would be a LG and as we all know.. LG SUCKS 5hit.

    That then would give Samsung the time along with the olympics to release the s3 nearer to the olympics, which would suck because we would have to wait till the middle of JULY....

    If that was the case, i will switch over to the Dark side, and wait for the new iphone 5.

    I'm getting sick of Verizons tight lipped bullsh1t.
  8. AppsRUs

    AppsRUs Well-Known Member

    Verizon is so far up Motorola's hole, we'll get MotoBlur'd to death before we'll see the S3 especially if the devices are competing.
  9. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

  10. Complex757

    Complex757 Android Enthusiast

    The Galaxy 2 appeared on Sprint first
  11. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    I still don't understand why people keep asking this. No offense.

    May 3rd is not a release date. Its an announcement date. Don't go to Best Buy on May 3rd, go to YouTube. You're not getting a SGS3 on May 3rd, you're getting its specs.
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  12. sab65

    sab65 Lurker

    European release date is 29th May.
  13. someguy43210

    someguy43210 Well-Known Member

    If you happen to be a Samsung exec and that happens to be true, then that is a bit long for me, I might just get a Nexus then, but the release time is expertly timed for end of class, so its plausible. As for American date, it takes time to bloat up the software and put in CIQ, but they can't wait too long or they'll lose the market to HTC One devices.

    I strongly believe the spec on Wikipedia as of now is accurate enough. Exynos 4 quad A9, 12MP, 720p AMOLED, 4.7".
  14. Hamnat

    Hamnat Newbie

    I can maybe hold out on a new phone till July/August. But, if its Sept or later I don't think I can My Captivate is long past retirement and I really am hoping for good news on the Launch date for this.
  15. Android26

    Android26 Android Enthusiast

    lol I'm still on that Captivate too! same boat
  16. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Android Expert

    I'll have one in the U.S. as soon as an International version is available. Could care less about LTE right now and HSPA+ is fine with me. Besides, the non-US versions will have the quad core Exynos.

    Also, I can get by with paying $10 a month for Unlimited Data. Gotta love it.
  17. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    Props to you fof being exactly correct

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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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