Galaxy S3 isn’t dead yet, landing on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile next month

by: Brad WardMay 21, 2013

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Coming off the heels of the Galaxy S4 launch, Sprint announced today at CTIA 2013 that it will be bringing the LTE-armed Galaxy S3 to its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands in June, at an undisclosed price.

The hardware under the hood hasn’t changed much — it has the same 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.9MP front-facing camera, and a 2100 mAh battery. On the software side of things, it’s running Samsung’s custom TouchWiz UI atop Android 4.1.2.

Excluding the Galaxy S2, the two prepaid carriers have a subpar range of devices. The Galaxy S3 is still a very nice device, and will be a welcome addition to the current Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile offerings. Not only that, but it’s a great way for Sprint to still earn a bit from the smartphone, despite not being available on the “Now Network” itself.

On the other hand, a Galaxy S2 on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile costs $329.99 (or lower with current discounts), which means we can probably expect the Galaxy S3 to be a bit more pricey than that. Regardless, if Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile customers are willing to shell out for the device, the two prepaid subsidiaries finally have a really nice phone in their inventories.

Chances are, you’re pretty familiar with the Galaxy S3. On the off chance that you’re not, be sure to check out our full review of the device (video below)!

Are you a Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile customer? Do you plan on picking up a Galaxy S3 when its available next month? Sound off in the comments!

  • ray

    I want more! I am holding off for Zact mobile to carry better phones on their MVNO running off Sprints NATIONWIDE network and w/ no roaming fees. FYI.. prepaid and you choose your individule voice text and data plan. Check it at Zact dot com

  • Andy

    I’ve been a boost mobile customer since the beginning of their original iden offerings. It’s about time that we have gotten a decent handset that has modern functionality. I will be picking one up for sure when it comes out. Finally!

  • J

    Yessss! I was afraid I’d have to settle for the S2. I’ll definitely be grabbing one in a couple weeks!

  • Y.V.S

    Yes I can’t wait to get one.. I was planning of buying GS2 today but now I’ll just wait a little more… :)

  • I love my Virgin Mobile S2 but I will get the S3 but will wait a bit for the price drop like I did for the S2
    Sprint just turned on the 4G LTE where I live. :)

  • babyree

    yup looking forward to getting it w/ virginmobile.