Samsung Galaxy S3 shipping early in the Philippines?

by: Bams SadewoMay 7, 2012

Galaxy-S3 official

Aside from the confirmed European release date of the Samsung Galaxy S3, Sammy hasn’t set a specific release date for the flagship phone in other regions. At times like these we have to crank up our efforts to dig up more information from the local reps in each country with some help from our friends.

Now, the good news. If you live in the Philippines, there’s a good chance you will be one of the first in the area to play with the Samsung Galaxy S3. Techpinas, a local gadget blog, has apparently received word from the officials at Samsung Mobile Philippines concerning the expected release date of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in the country. According to the insider, the Galaxy S3 will be launched in the Philippines by the last week of May. Yes, this very month. If accurate, this puts the Philippines launch ahead of the supposed June launch date slated for some other regions.  The date has also been reported and confirmed by several other tech blogs in the country.

Although the insider couldn’t share any price details about the Samsung Galaxy S3, the phone is expected to be sold for PHP 30,000 or about US$700. It is at the lower range of our own predictions, but apparently that’s the price that the Samsung Galaxy S2 debuted for last year in the Philippines. One would assume that the price for a 4.8-inch super phone would be different from a 4.3-inch one though.

In case you’re wondering how your country fares relative to others, here are our reports on Samsung Galaxy S3’s expected release date in Europe, US, Canada, India, and Southeast Asia. Australia, apparently, won’t get any early love from Samsung. Don’t forget to share the joy with our readers if you do get the Samsung Galaxy S3 early.

  • Surprised that it isnt coming out sooner in Korea and surrounding area’s……that is what you would expect…

    • Pinoy

      Globe Telecom is now accepting pre orders for the s3

    • Guido

      Indeed. But in America (and suroundings) they probably sell more of the phones, just like the Samsung Galaxy Note II

  • Deteriaz

    Hopefully the Quad core will make it to the US.

    • Gabba

      It won’t, but I’m secretly hoping they’ll put in a 5250 for the US

  • may pinoy ba dito?

    • Paolo Nikko Nuñal

      oo dami dito

      • Edgar

        Andyan ka pala bai..haha

    • Hhggfh

      meron putang-ina mo!

      • Taj05

        tang ina nya pati ikaw

  • c4rlos124

    @ samusung- yes why?? the philipines though??

  • Jake_is

    Yay! I’m planning to get one soon :) This is good news!

  • Markcloydt


  • Miralrenzjoser

    ayus I will plan for that this july 2012

  • Guest

    Ayos! I should start saving. :P

  • Jtlkjpj

    cant wait to have one sana mas mura pa sa 30k ang price

  • Mikol28

    power i love samsung galaxy…ingat lang kau my friends…ung android ko kasi sinalisi sa AMOSUP sailors home intramuros…Galaxy Google yun pinaka una lumabas sa android ng samsung…2010 model…kaya bili na naman ito plano ko bilhin mag naka sampa uli ng barko

  • tmcr7

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  • Bradtigas03

    Salamat at available na sa Pinas ang SGS3 bilhin ko tong Smart Phone na ito!!!

    • Raymondcorcuera

      myrun npoh poh ba d2 atin??

      kelan po narelease??


      • Asda

        Di mo yata binabasa eh

        • conz

          its end of the month

  • Henk
  • Salmorinmay

    im the first one here have a samsung galaxy s2 here in philippines..last year hope this month …im the one to be first have s3…im so excited….!!!!!

    • Cons

      benta mo nlng skn s2 mo ;.hehe

  • Emz1_0470

    Tagal naman ng SGS3 dito sa atin. Gusto ko na talaga bumili ngaun din…kainis!!!

  • The Pre-order started in GLOBE today!

  • Alexand_27

    wew san gusto ko n rin bumili

  • bentaboy

    pre benta ko s3 ko, 10k lng.

  • guys you can view the Samsung Galaxy SIII Price Comparison in major stores here in the Philippines. pwede nyo rin ma check yung ibang mobilie phone Prices and compare it :)