Samsung Admits To Small Manufacturing Hiccup With Pebble Blue Galaxy S III

The US looks with envious eyes this morning as the Galaxy S III launches in more than 28 countries. Samsung’s march to global domination with their flagship handset continues all through the end of July with a total of 296 carriers in 145 countries. Unfortunately, those whispered rumors about a delay in the Pebble Blue version of the Galaxy S III are turning out to be real.

Samsung has released a brief statement after information dropped from a UK retailer noting that their own expected inventory of the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III would be delayed at launch. Samsung, for its part says the darker blue variant is manufactured differently than its white counterpart including a “newly invented blue color and special hyper glaze material.” Samsung’s own statement highlights the company’s high quality standards are holding production back, though they are making all the efforts they can to meet demand. We know that Samsung is undergoing quite a bit of demand, so we pretty positive Samsung isn’t taking this hiccup lightly.

As for the 16GB white model, it’s expected to be available to launch carriers as planned, and availability of the blue model is now expected to happen sometime in mid-to-late-June globally.

So what does this mean for T-Mobile? It’s hard to tell at this point, we know Samsung has said to expect a US launch sometime in June and our own information pinpoints to a June 20th launch. However, if Samsung is undergoing manufacturing troubles and has global demands to meet, it is possible there could be a small delay for US carriers. Still, at this point that’s complete speculation and we’ll just have to wait *patiently* to find out.

Check out Samsung’s full statement below:

“Samsung’s GALAXY S III Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented blue color and special hyperglaze material. In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality GALAXY S III to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks. Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue colored devices as soon as possible.”

Slashgear, Samsung Tomorrow

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  • Get_at_Me

    if i get the gs3 id get the white one anyway.

    • Youllreachus

      Just be prepared to clean the blue stains that you get on the corner when you wear blue jeans

      • Taron19119

        What u mean by that go in to more details

        • http://twitter.com/TroyAG1 Troy G

           It was the flat color of the White HTC One-X that was picking up blue jeans stains, so totally unrelated.

        • now_onTMO

           that thing looks horrible! the rubber band look of the plastic is just ugghh… worse is it’s a unibody , rubber band all over

      • smithgo

        yess if i ever wear jeans of that low quality

      • Phozfate

         i have numerous white phones and never had a stain

        you get  -1

      • MarcusDW

        Jeans can’t color stain glossy plastic.  

  • KOD

    dont matter the color its what inside.if i walk everyday i dont care what color the car is aslong as im not walking in 100 degree weather

  • KOD

    i dont cry about the color cause no matter the color it going to do the same thing.But dumb ppl cry about color is crazy

    • Khalints

      Do you pay for your own stuff? If i’m paying $600 for a phone I better be getting the damn color I want.

      With that said, I hope the delay won’t affect the USA launch, though I doubt it because they said 2 or 3 week delay… 

      • Mike Freeskier

        I don’t know about you but all of my phones end up in a case to protect that 600 dollar investment… which coincidentally covers the stock color of the phone, so no I don’t care that much about color.

      • KOD

        YES I DO PAY FULL PRICE PRICE HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH COLOR SPECS ONLY

      • KOD

        SO WHAT YOU ARE TELLING ME IS THAT AMERICA HAS COME FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING TO CRY OVER A COLOR OF A PHONE??YOU HAVE TO BE A KID CAUSE LIKE I SAID.IF I WAS HOMELESS AND HAD TO PICK TO EAT A RED APPLE OR A GREEN APPLE WTF DIFFENCE DOES IT MAKE CAUSE OF THE COLOR.WOW ONE IS A BIT SOUR SO YOU CHOOSE GREEN.COLOR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PHONE PROFORMANCE DUMA** OF THE WEEK #KHALINTS MUST BE A INDIAN OR JEW

  • http://twitter.com/ClarkKent113 Kal-El

    I want the Blue but I wouldn’t care if only White was available. Doesn’t matter for me though, my upgrade isn’t until late August, by then both colors will be available on T-Mobile I assume. 

    • Justinreynolds98

      You never know, you’d think but I wouldn’t be surprised if your upgrade came and went without a available us galaxy s3 in blue, white, or any color.Also early predictions are out that us carriers will be updating the galaxy s3 software to Jelly Bean by summer 2016. Just kidding

  • sam

    Really who cares about the color the galaxy s IV will be out 5 months from now, lol

  • Marc Klein

    I want the white because it’s something different but why isn’t it coming out with the blue? Why do we have to wait an extra month for it?

    • JBLmobileG1

      You should read the post a little better next time.

      • Marc Klein

        I read the post. It said White not available till July.

        • http://twitter.com/312O Mr Nice Guy

          W
          WHere? O.o

    • Herb

       With most phones, special colors like white come out later than the “standard” or “generic” colors. This is because special colors have a higher demand, so the carrier delays the release so they can get more people into the “generic” color to quell some of that demand.

      • None

        Ummm, when is white a “special color” in 2012?

  • sarah

    hopefully it comes out before june 22

  • John Voss

    So why don’t they start pumping out the white 32gb versions anyway?

  • now_onTMO

    when will the US announce this? how come there is no schedule announced yet for the unveiling?
    if it’s coming out this june, then when? isn’t it normally a month before the actual release date?

    • now_onTMO

       just really eager to know what processor we’re getting..

  • KOD

    I DONT CARE ABOUT COLOR IM 28 YEARS OLD GROWN A** MAN THAT ***OH I WANT THE WHITE ONE IS FOR GIRLS NOT DUDES STEP YA GAME UP

    • Khalints

       All of your posts have lost all credibility to me and to anyone else that does not speak retard. Don’t ever reply to me again because I will not waste my time. I speak English, not monkey.

      • kod

        @khalints still using you mom laptop and her internet to blog broke lamester

      • http://twitter.com/FamilyMemberInc FamilyMember

        I’m not sure who you’re talking about when you say cruel things like “speak retard.”  Are you mocking the disabled?  You say you speak English as if that’s something to brag about.  People like you who throw around the word retard have a lot to learn.  People with disabilities are human beings who get what you mean by retard and they are asking you to stop.  That’s enough for me.  How about you?

        • None

          Ughhh.  Could we please talk about phones here?  I already have a bully AND a mother!

    • dkbnyc

      I’m a grown man and I do not care about the color of my device – as long as its not white.  Also, grown men don’t say PLZZZZZZZZ!

      • kod

        @lame dkbnyc stop using your mom laptop and her internet to blog lamester

        • dkbnyc

          Little boy, its time for your nap.  You stated you are a 28 year old grown man?   Don’t you mean an 8 year old pup?   if you’re 28, I hope you are not allowed to bred.   I hope they had you fixed by now.  

        • kod

          GO KILL YOUSELF YOU LIVE ON TMONEWS MUST DONT HAVE A GF LAME TILL U DIE

        • dkbnyc

          This is too easy which is the reason I won’t reply to you child. Live a happy and wonderful life.  

        • http://tmonews.com David

          He is no longer welcome on this blog.

        • kod

          LEARN HOW TO SPELL BAD GRAMMER MUST BE A DROPOUT

        • kod

          WHO PUTS A SPACE AFTER A PERIOD IN A SENTENCE ONLY DROPOUTS

      • kod

        i guaranteed u still have a g1 broke a** craker

  • KOD

    SO IF YOUR A DUDE AND YOUR OVER 21 AND CRYING ABOUT A COLOR PLZZZZZZZZ GROW UP NOT MANLY

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    Really, people still care about color? Good grief… since 2009 I have been buying cases on eBay in whatever color I want (red, blue, black, carbon fiber). And I can get any kind of case too (rubber, gel, hard plastic) and if I want to spend more then $5 I can spring for a Body Glove case for $20, which are excellent.

    Funny thing is, when I put on a form fitting case I can’t see the phone color. And the cases allow me to change the color of my phone any time I want.

    That’s all folks.

    P.s. If you are NOT putting your phone into a protective case, that’s foolish. You need to preserve the phone’s value and protect it from hazards. (When I sell my used phones on eBay, a scratch-free phone always commands a higher price. Buyers want a drastic discount of the frame is scratched, for example.)

    • Khalints

      Cases can also scratch phones. That’s the #1 reason as to why I DON’T use one… Dirt gets in between the case and phone and just rubs away, I learned this lesson the hard way.

      You have to be really careless to scratch one of these new phones with gorilla glass. BTW if you’re buying a phone based on what has the best resale value, then you’re buying a phone for the wrong reasons.

    • jerry

      I want my phone to be pretty, and any type of cases are ugly.

  • dkbnyc

    I’ll hold off for a non-white phone.  

  • BunkoBenny

    Dumb question, I read there will be a 32GB version of this phone. Is this true? If so any rumored release dates for this version?

    • Heh

      Yes, the T-Mobile version is rumored to have two size options for memory.

    • http://tmonews.com David

      Please look at the very front page of the blog, very easy to find!

  • George

    Hey guys, I need an advice… I can not decide what should I go with, SG III or galaxy nexus? please justify your choice if possible

    • Spanky

      I have a Galaxy Nexus and it’s an excellent phone. However, at this point in time, I’d probably wait until the new Nexus devices come out in November. If you can’t wait until November, get the SG III (if you don’t mind CheezWiz, that is) and sell it in November.

      • George

        Thanks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R7DWZGP63HFTZATFVKRW75C7SM gabrielle

    I can’t wait to see what kind of processor we are getting. I would be surprised if it’s a quad core.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

    I actually got to play with a Tmobile branded pebble blue gs3 today…I live right next to tmo headquarters and saw some guy with it at a teriyaki restaurant on lunch, and because I’m such a creep I immediately asked if it was the s3 he said yeah and let me play around with it…I really don’t like the back of it (not as nice as the Tmobile s2′s) and it doesn’t say galaxy s3 in the back, just Tmobile. I did however, like the front of it but overall it didn’t make me wanna throw away my s2 just yet

    • Taron19119

      yeah right

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1586820069 steadymobb

        haha I really do not care if you believe me…I live in Bellevue WA, and this teriyaki place was right next to the main Tmobile headquarters building, I see employees with new phones all the time – Microsoft hq is also really close and my friend that works there had a lumia 900 months before it was out…believe me or not, I’ve seen it and that’s my opinion.

        • Test

          Yo does that GS3 have a home button? and does it look any different than the international version?

    • kod

      YEA RIGHT

  • Arvin

    buy this or wait for the nexus thing google is planning hummmmm…. sick of my galaxy s 4g crashes more than a 90 year old asian woman with glasses. So no HTC one x for T-mobile ?

    • Frigadroid

      What if one of the next nexus things from google for t-mopile is the HTC X vanilla variant? It makes me hesitate, no way I’m early adopting another samsdung that’s been wizzed on! They should test those things on prisoners before selling to the public.
      Hard to believe samsbum would admit failure in the process my guess is they are trying to cover up something more with this new blue theory nonsense.

    • http://twitter.com/jnewman1991 James Newman

      If I wasn’t stuck with a MyTouch 4G Slide I’d be waiting for the next Nexus devices. But I’ll just settle for the GSIII and buy the Nexus off contract straight from Google if it is worth it. 

  • Test

    Yo David!! Mobile Syrup have just posted price of GS3 from Canada BB.  Any news from Ninjas yet??
    And again June 20 seems official!!! for Canada……

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You know if I had this info I’d post it!

  • Magnus Ruland

    Is the pebble blue and metallic blue the same?

  • HeLLo

    It’s funny you tell other people to grow up and yet here you are acting like a chick that is on her period.Why don’t YOU grow up and quit acting like an idiot.And also no need to get racial on here KID.

  • http://tmonews.com David

    This is the first and only warning I’m going to give, if you don’t have anything meaningful to say, don’t say anything.