The next big thing is here, Sprint writes on the banner of the e-mail invitations that the carrier is sending out today, and they want you to be the first on the block to try the phone out. Of course, the next big thing refers to none other than the Samsung Galaxy S3 and its huge 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. As usual, Sprint was careful not to name any names, but it’s pretty obvious that it will be the S3.
Sprint’s invitation corresponds well to Samsung’s recent official announcement about the coming of Galaxy S3 on major US carriers in the next few weeks. Samsung Telecommunications America president Dale Sohn said that “The U.S. launch of the Galaxy S III is the most anticipated launch of the year. As promised, we are delivering the ‘next big thing’ for U.S. customers and across all major carriers.”
During the two-hour event, as it’ll run from 7 – 9 pm, there will be hands-on demonstrations of the Samsung Galaxy S3, games, prizes and refreshment. It will be held on Tuesday, June 12 at Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts in Boston.
Here’s the full text of the invite, courtesy of SamMobile:
Be the first on your block to get your hands on it
Join us at an exclusive Samsung event. Come experience the smartphone redefined. There will be hands-on demonstrations, world-class technologists, games, prizes, and refreshments during this two-hour cocktail reception.
Spaces are limited and filling up fast, so reserve now by clicking on the register tab above.
When: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Be the first on your block to get your hands on it
Where: Cyclorama at the Center for the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Complimentary parking in the lot. Attendees must be over 21 years old and bring valid ID.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com
As for the hardware itself, it’s looking very likely that the specs on each variant will be similar. The US version of Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to come with a dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor, as opposed to the quad-core Exynos chipset that the international version is sporting, and a whopping 2GB of RAM.
Also, given the close proximity between the announcement and launch date of the phone, with rumors indicating that it will come as early as June 20 in the US, it is unlikely to see too big of aesthetic differences of the Samsung Galaxy S3 on each carrier. But to be on the safe side, let’s just wait until more information leaks from Sprint and other carriers.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 04, 2012 – Sprint (NYSE:S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, will offer Samsung Galaxy S® III beginning on Thursday, June 21. Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide2, Galaxy S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and boasts a brilliant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED™ touchscreen and access to the Sprint 4G LTE network when it launches later this year.
Sprint is the only national U.S. wireless carrier to offer Galaxy S III preloaded with Google Wallet™ enabling the phone to act like a personal wallet using Near Field Communication (NFC) to make safe purchases at more than 100,000 participating retailers.
Samsung Galaxy S III will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales (www.sprint.com). The 32GB version will be available exclusively through Web Sales.
Customers can pre-order the device beginning Tuesday, June 5, at http://www.sprint.com/galaxysiii. It will be available in two color options – Pebble Blue and Marble White.
“Sprint and Samsung take another leap forward together in bringing our customers the best in mobile technology with Galaxy S III on the Sprint 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to offer this device with the simplicity of unlimited data plans. Our customers will appreciate being able to use the robust features and capabilities of this device without worrying about data caps, throttling or silly overage charges.”
Galaxy S III offers the speed of a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB of RAM for multitasking, amazing graphics and rich HD multimedia content. It also has two cameras – an 8-megapixel rear-facing zero shutter-lag camera with LED flash, 1080p video capture, intelligent camera features and facial recognition and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
wave bye to my s2 and welcome the hd 4.8 screen <3
Is a phone that is physicall 5.4″ tall really practical? Sure it’s “cool” to have a screen that’s 4.8″, but where are you going to carry this thing? I’m pretty sure my back pocket isn’t even 5.4″ tall, so this thing is going to be sticking out of my pocket. I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t wear fannie packs, I don’t have a “man-bag” (a.k.a. man-purse), and I don’t want to walk around with a ridiculous looking belt clip – I am not Batman and do not have a “utility belt”. These phones are just getting too large. We all laugh at the “brick” phone of the 80′s, but that’s what we getting back too, only very thin. I mean, you may as well buy a Kindle Fire or some other mini-tablet and download an app to make/receive phone calls on.
My phone is 5″ tall and I already think that’s a bit much, but I can’t find many dual core Androids that are under 5″ – may end up switching to iPhone (argh!) at least I won’t need to have all my pants altered with bigger pockets to fit my phone in them.
You r just a fag, lol. get urself a little pink girly phone u can carry in ur tiny pockets.
LOL @ A.D! I strongly concur. Stop girling about the size of the phone. You acting like it’s an ipad or something. Foh
Can’t wait. I need a phone bad. Have been holding off upgrades and this is coming right on time.
you guys should get an ihone, not another throwaway from samsunk.
iphones blow samsung is the greatest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You should get an education , Not hit keys with your face
IPhones are horrible that’s why everybdy is trading there iPhones in for Samsung Galaxy I have Sprint Galaxy nd T-Mobile nd ain’t nbdy messing with Samsung rite now all yu iPhone users need to do ur research is that why iPhone trying to stop them from launching the new S3 bcoz they know they’re going to lose more iPhone users smh I’m a Galxay fan till the world blow I don’t like iPhones never have nd never will nd it has nothing to do with me be able to afford it I had the money for an iphone a trillion tymes but there just not for me to many ppl have them I dare to be different nd android is the best hands down so I’m waiting patiently for the new arrival of the S3 it’s gone be a lovely day when it hit the stores…
Already have mine ordered, so just waiting on them to get it to me. I love it and I’m upgrading from HTC evo to this one. Can’t wait!!