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Samsung Galaxy S III Release Dates, Pricing Revealed by Carriers (Update)

Last night, Samsung announced that it would bring its much anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone to five U.S. carriers this month, and Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular wasted no time in revealing details about their launch plans.

All four service providers revealed some information about pricing and availability this morning, with AT&T finally spilling the beans this afternoon. You’ll find all the information by carrier below.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the company’s newest smartphone and features the latest Android software, a 4.8-inch HD touchscreen, and an eight-megapixel camera, among other things.

Verizon

Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S III will begin on June 6 at 7 am ET. The smartphone will be available in 16 gigabyte and 32GB models for $199.99 with a two-year contract and $249.99, respectively. Verizon did not provide a specific release date at this time, but said it will be available in stores and online in the “coming weeks.”

Sprint

Sprint will begin preorders for the Galaxy S III on June 5, with in-store and online availability starting on June 21. Pricing for the 16GB version is $199.99 and $249.99 for the 32GB model. The latter, however, will only be offered through Web sales.

T-Mobile

The Samsung Galaxy S III will arrive in T-Mobile stores and online starting June 21. The carrier isn’t taking preorders, but you can sign up to receive an email alert when the smartphone is available. Pricing was not announced today, but T-Mobile said it will have more details in the coming weeks.

U.S. Cellular

U.S. Cellular customers can place preorders for the smartphone on June 12, at which point the carrier will reveal pricing for the 16GB and 32GB models. Customers have the option of pre-paying for the device on June 12, but the phone won’t be available in stores or online until sometime in July.

AT&T

AT&T will begin pre-sales of the Galaxy S III on June 6, but unlike the other carriers, it will only offer the 16GB model. Pricing is $199.99 with a two-year contract, and a 16GB microSD card will be available for $39 if you want to expand the phone’s memory that way. AT&T is also offering an exclusive red version, in addition to the standard white and blue colors.


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