Verizon Wireless announced it will begin taking preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S3 starting June 6th at 7 a.m. EST. Verizon is not being specific about their launch date for the device. As it states in the company press release, the device “will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online in the coming weeks.”
Verizon will carry the Galaxy S3 in 16 GB and 32 GB versions for $199.99 and $249.99 respectively (with two-year customer agreement.) They’ll offer the Galaxy S3 in two colors: Marble White and Pebble Blue.
In addition, customers purchasing a Galaxy S3 will need to subscribe to a 4G LTE mobile broadband data package. These start at $30/monthly for 2GB of data.
Verizon’s version of the Galaxy S3 will feature a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, S Voice, AllShare Play, 4G LTE connectivity and a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor.
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Verizon is pushing the Galaxy S3’s camera apps in its press release which describes:
- Share Shot that allows anyone to create their own temporary photo sharing network. Photos can be taken by any member of the group and shared with everyone in the group;
- One touch sharing with S Beam that lets friends share pictures, videos and documents by touching two Galaxy S3 phones back-to-back; and
- Color app, an exclusive feature for Verizon Wireless, that lets customers broadcast video with audio live.