Samsung Galaxy S3 to start selling in China on June 9, pricing not yet revealed
Samsung seems to have learned its lesson after the worldwide release fiasco of the Galaxy S2, a phone that needed over four months to spread from Europe to America. This time around, Samsung is doing a great job to put the new S3 (almost) simultaneously up for sale in as many parts of the world as possible.
Until now, Samsung’s new flagship has hit 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East, as well as Australia and has been confirmed as coming to the US and Canada in around two weeks. China is next on the list of confirmed countries to get the S3, and the device will hit the world’s biggest smartphone market ahead of North America.
According to an official Samsung press release, the three major Chinese mobile carriers will all start selling the Galaxy S3 at the same time, on June 9. China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom will be releasing TD-SCDMA, CDMA, and GSM versions of the new smartphone in less than 72 hours (and counting…), but pricing details are yet to be unveiled.
4G LTE connectivity is not yet supported by networks in China, so it’s safe to assume that the Galaxy S3 hitting the People’s Republic will be powered by a quad-core Exynos 4212 processor, and not by the dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 proc. We’re unsure, however, if we’ll see the Chinese S3 feature 1 or 2 GB of RAM, so stay tuned on our website to find that out in three short days. Another detail to be announced soon is if the S3 will come to China both in white and blue, as well as with 16 and 32 GB of internal memory.
Ready or not, the Galaxy S3 is coming your way, no matter where you live, and there’s no hiding from the world’s greatest Android-based smartphone!