Upcoming Release Dates For The Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note And Huawei-Based myTouch Devices

Oh yeah, it’s party time with a list of upcoming release dates for T-Mobile including the two most requested devices — the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note. So let’s just right to the meat of it, but first your standard warning that all dates rumors until final confirmation comes from the T-Mobile mothership and therefore subject to change yadda yadda.

  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 32GB Metallic Blue – June 20th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Phoenix) – July 11th
  • T-Mobile myTouch (Huawei Buddy) – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB Ceramic White – July 11th
  • Samsung Galaxy Note – July 11th

Unfortunately, we don’t have any pricing intel on any of the aforementioned devices nor any word on T-Mobile carrying a 32GB variant of the Ceramic White Galaxy S III. As always, we’re working to further confirm these dates as well as narrow down pricing details.

Now, have a great holiday weekend!

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  • Khalints

    Very nice David you made my friday :D

  • daghost

    I only want one…of each.

  • rwc1792

    Birthday present comes one day early for me!!!

  • Maciejkoziol


  • MarcusDW

    So if there is a delay of the Blue GS3 we can look forward to a simultaneous Note/White GS3 launch.

    Let the countdown begin folks! Dreams are coming true.

  • remister

    Time to save those pennies up!

  • farfromovin

    Heck yeah! SGS3 here I come… I need a new phone for my 64gb microsd lol.

  • Spartanstew

    Was going to hop on the wirefly deal on the One S, but I think I’ll wait a month now.

  • Guest

    Honest to God this is better than the smut that accidentally shows up on my computer every night…. :)

    • J-Hop2o6


    • GoDucks

      No it’s not!

    • Mark

       Sure…”Accidentally” ;-]

  • Tortionist

    Thank you David. I’ve been waiting to hear more on the release date for the Galaxy Note. Now i’m seriously stoked. I can hardly wait.

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

    they’ll all be $199 with two year contract or $99 etc .. the prices for these phones don’t change .. now out of contract prices are another deal :)

    • Heisenberg

      Doubt the Note is $199 on contract. The GS2 is still $229.99 at T-Mobile stores.

      • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

         why wouldn’t the Note be? it’s been out and available for less on ATT .. hopefully TMO won’t overprice it.

        • bogartofelcajon

          …doesn’t really matter to these blood sucking carriers. They will over price it.

        • Dumbazz

          How many times are you going to complain about how you can’t afford it?
          Get a part time job!

      • bogartofelcajon

        I agree, especially if they want to milk you with every penny.

        • Dumbazz

          Sorry you can’t afford it.

        • Ravenous81

          You really live up to your name. Based on your stupid mentality a company should be able to charge any sum for any product regardless of value or customer satisfaction. Why don’t you offer them a million dollars for the phone? That will please stockholders all the more. I would insult you by saying you must be in business, but by the endless depth of your stupidity, you must be the lowest form of human intelligence and therefore, must be a lawyer.

        • BoricuaBoy88

          He (Dumbazz) was obviously not referring to you specifically, so judging by YOUR butthurt mentality, you must be a liberal, because you cannot resist sticking your nose in affairs which do not concern you, all in the name of ”fairness”. And don’t even waste your time in replying to me, as I will not bother to read whatever you post. Just understand that not everyone is the same, life isn’t fair, and that’s a good thing, because there are too many people in the world. It’s illogical to assume that every one of those people will be successful. Even nature agrees: Survival of the Fittest.

        • BoricuaBoy88

          Just ignore that guy, he’s obviously trying to troll everyone, using the same response in every post. And I took care of that wannabe Captain Planet below for you. Ignore him/her as well.

    • remister

      Full retail price 700$ (speculation)

  • mrsbelpit

    Getting the GS3 for my husband on launch day :)

    • noobie

       will be free 2 months after that unless u r too rich!

      • mrsbelpit

        We don’t have contracts, so it’ll be the same price. Might as well get it early.

      • Dumbazz

        LOL! Free after 2 months?

    • MadAndronicus

      What a great wife!

      • mrsbelpit

        Thanks, buddy!

      • mrsbelpit

        Thanks, buddy!

  • tranceformer978

    Still waiting for the next G-series phone.

  • UMA_Fan

    Is the stock android One X variant still in the cards as the next G series phone?

  • J-Hop2o6

    FINALLY!!!! Wonder why the white one is a month later? Surprised since Samsung has some production issues with the metallic blue. I have to see both in person to decide which one will look better. Wish there was a black version tho.

  • Rensman

     Nice scoop David.  Good job!

  • Mam3128

    Galaxy note July 11th… that is a joke…

    • bogartofelcajon

      You’re absolutely right. But I really can’t complain. They’re already throwing me a bone here (with a little bit of meat). Unless, it is July 2013.

  • Lazera Thompson

    wait…..so does this mean that the Galaxy Note for Tmobile might have the 1.5 ghz exynos processor since there is no LTE just HSPA+ ……. and is 42 HSPA+ supported by the exynos processor???? and same as well for the new quad-core version also??? 

    • UMA_Fan

      Yeah it’s pretty weird how Samsung went from being ahead of other chip makers by being the only one supporting HSPA+ 21 on phones to relying on others for HSPA+ 42 and LTE.

    • J-Hop2o6

       Its already been confirmed that its the Qualcomm S3/8660. So no Exynos for Tmo’s Note. Gotta wait for Samsung to expand radio support.

    • yarrellray

      Don’t worry the GALAXY S3 will have the Quadcore Exynos on Tmobile. They will be the ONLY carrier with the quadcore device here in the states. Mark it down.

      • J-Hop2o6

         Your proof?

  • UMA_Fan

    So it looks like the Note won’t be coming in white?

    Then again, we didn’t really know the Amaze would come in two colors until the official announcement.

  • nam12

    Why is the note being released after the GSIII and is there any news on a white version of the note?

  • Bryan Sandoval

    I was wondering when we would get release dates, David you just added to my four day weekend thanks man. 

  • xSAVAGEx

    Don’t get your hopes up thinking the sIII will be $200. Try more like $259. Greedy carriers will try and squeeze every dollar from you. At best I see the note at $229 on Tmobile.

    • Dumbazz

      Ya crazy that they would want to make a profit for their shareholders and grow as a business.

      anytime someone calls a company greedy it’s because they are butthurt because they CAN’T AFFORD the item but instead of taking any responsibility for themselves all of a sudden its the companies fault.
      Ask your mangers at McDonalds for more hours so you can afford the phone!

      • BigMixxx

        go get it at costco or walmart. t mobile does not care. as long as one decides to sign up for a contract, they can care less where you get it…

        • Anonymous

           so they CAN care less?

        • Guest911

          Yes. They can care less but they choose to care for their customers. Got it?

  • Justcurious

    Anyone know the processor for the Note?  Will it come with ICS pre-installed?

    • J-Hop2o6

       It’ll be Qualcomm S3/8660 & ICS.

  • Get_at_Me

    im surprised the note is dropping in july.

  • http://www.unscripted360.com/ Deacon

     oh snap .. the Note is $250 on contract .. lol well there’s the price give or take $20 maybe .. oh well ..

  • http://twitter.com/2bzen Stan Hy

    What is the source of the release dates? T-Mobile CSR?

    • http://tmonews.com David

      You should know very well I’m not going to tell you where I get the dates from.

      • Carloslacend

        See david then the rep told me some truth as I said he had heard something of note in July. Not exactly the 21 as I said but was telling the truth. And you yourself are saying that the date may change so it can be 21 or 23.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          It wouldn’t not the 21st or 23rd, T-Mobile launches phones almost always on Wednesdays, sometimes Fridays and randomly on Sundays. I don’t recall a time in the last few years they have launched a phone on any other day. So yeah, I’d say it won’t be the 21st or 23rd.

        • Carloslacend

          Ok you’re the expert. I just keep your job and try to contribute something. Bring on the day it is. At last we know or have an idea of ??when we have these beasts.

      • Taron19119

        we just use to u haveing prove of it we dont want to get to excited and get let down thats all

        • http://tmonews.com David

          Who said I didn’t have proof of it? I didn’t say that, just because I didn’t post an image doesn’t mean I don’t have it. I don’t post random dates, I post them when I can verify them. These dates are verified…however, if the Galaxy S III gets pushed back because of build issues, that’s not the fault of anyone inside T-Mobile. Not saying that will happen, but people seem to want to suggest it could so I’m throwing it out there.

  • jerry

    So its metallic blue? Not pebble blue like the international one?

  • now_onTMO


    my contract ends in july, soo getting the white one..

  • Kevin O

    I cannot wait! I almost left t=mo for the G Note. NOW I CAN FINALLY SEE HOPE!!! July 11 can’t come fast enough!!!!!

  • Kevin O

    I cannot wait! I almost left t=mo for the G Note. NOW I CAN FINALLY SEE HOPE!!! July 11 can’t come fast enough!!!!!

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


    • JK


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


  • BossManATL

    I already have a AT&T galaxy note on T-Mobile but you can bet your sweet butt I’m getting the T-Mobile galaxy note.

  • Daddym469

    Here’s my personal take on what the pricing of all T-mobile Galaxy S pricing could be after the GS3 release.
    I fully expect all of the current Galaxy phones to change in price to counter the higher specs of the GS3.

    My Prediction’s…..The new Galaxy S3 will be $649.99 at full retail. I also predict the Classic Plan member will pay 249.99 and the Value member will pay 249.99 down, and pay off the 400$ for 20$ a month, for 20 months.

    The Note will easily become the new flagship handset for$ 699.99, with the same terms per plan as noted above.

    I expect the current GS2 to drop slightly to $549.99, but hoping it goes to $499.99!!!

    The older Galaxy will go from the current 479.99 to 449.99 or lower, AND EVENTUALLY BE DISCONTINUED!!

    That leaves the Blaze to either stay at the current 399.99 or be raised slightly. If that happens I don’t think it will go no higher than 429.99

    Great phones are coming, and we should all expect the pricing to take on new direction as well.

  • Rensman

    I’m curious as to why the announcement states ” Metallic Blue” instead of “Pebble Blue” and “Ceramic White” instead of “Marble White”.

    • Spooln3

      Prolly for the same reason red on a car is called seven different flavors depending on the manufacturer. Its not uncommon to change the names, ever so slightly, from carrier to carrier.

      TLDR: Nothing out of the norm, move along. :)


      Glad to see some of these better phones come to T-Mo. Albeit a bit late to the game on the Note, better late then never I spose….

  • ABC

    Woo Hoo! I cant wait! Gonna purchase the Note and SGS3 in white!

  • Dumbazz

    Do we have spec info on the Note?
    Will it have the same processor as the ATT version?

    • J-Hop2o6

       Yes the same SoC as AT&T (S3/8660).

    • Roswell_V

      unfortunately :(

  • xtriker360

    Nice! But I really want to get the 64gb one, any idea when it’s coming? with a 64gb sd card and exfat support I will turn my SGIII in to a multimedia monster hehe :D  

    • Mark

       I’m using a 64GB micro SDXC card on my MyTouch 4G. I reformatted it to FAT32 using my brother’s Sensation 4G.

      • xtriker360

        Nice but you can’t put no more than 4gb files on it because of the fat32 limitation. with S3 that won’t be a problem because you can format your sd to exfat.

  • http://twitter.com/JiggaC24 Jawon Chance

    Contract up for renawal as early as June 12th…Just in time for the GS III.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/CeeGee-Borela/100000183782060 CeeGee Borela

    meh PadFone all the way

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       PadFone? the definition of meh.

  • Peter896

    Yahooooooooo! Can’t wait to get it!

  • Matthew

    And then wait six months for a new Google Nexus running Android5.0 JellyBean and we begin the nonsense all over

    • http://twitter.com/SParKlngCyaNide SparklingCyanide

       and your point? that’s just the nature of this industry.  If you don’t like it, don’t buy into it.

  • Jonathan

    Do we know if the Note will come in just black or will they offer the white version as well?


    • da9th_one

       racist… :-)

      • Jonathan

        LOL!  ;-)

  • Joelsky

    wowowee.. I like this one! Cant wait now.

  • Bayne83

    why is the white one delayed until July that sux :-(

    • John

      My reason is becuase white will be more popular and proabaly outsell the blue, I’m guessing 2 to 1. And they might need more time to produce more. I’m waiting to see if they have the 32gb in white. We are elgiable for our upgrade in Aug.6th. Can’t wait. Now the decession is wether the Note or the S3?

      • Bayne83

         i have been due for an upgrade since October… been waitin… tired of waitin… LOL

  • http://dualshockers.com Joel Taveras

    For the love of everything that is holy, please T-mo, get rid of this “it has to be 42mbps” mentality (Qualcomm chipset). 

    :whispers: shhhh, shhh, shhhh, relax and let it ship with Exynos baby, just let it happen :whispers:

    If we ship with Exynos, we will have the BEST GS III Variant in the US, and with all the reviews popping up, all of the benchmarks help to prove that. 

    Don’t settle for second best and don’t let your HSPA+42 stubbornness spoil this either.

    • souggie

      What do you mean? The dual core s4 virtually matches the current quad core exynos in terms of performance, and is partially based on A15 tech, the exynos is still currently on A9 tech. what you should be clamoring for is a quad core krait s4 in the gs3. THAT would be true power, plus 42mb speed

      • Kevinmarchibald

         ICS UI hardware acceleration makes GS3 Exynos quad core vs. S4 more of a moot point compared to GS2 Exynos dual core vs. S3, where GS2 Exynos had some extra instructions/optimizations for UI hardware acceleration. So I’m less concerned about getting the GS3 with Exynos inside, although without seeing the battery life hit first, on paper I would prefer the substitute to be the S4 Pro with its faster GPU.

        I was also concerned with Android update delays with the S4. But since the other US carriers are getting the same processor, I’m less worried about that. And of course as long as the source is released and we’re able to root, we’re covered by custom ROMs, too.

        So really my only issues are the release date and color choices. I’ve never been interested in white phones, but with the capacitive/physical button kludge, I was leaning more towards the white which in photos seems to hide both better. But I need to get a phone before the end of June, so might have to go with blue. So kind of hoping T-Mobile screws with the S3 packaging like the GS2 to make the non-white phone more palatable.

      • severinj

        virtually matches, ok, but don’t forget the exynos actually *does* beat it at almost everything. i think the s4 was better in the qualcomm benchmark and in one other. once it was put on a 720p screen the exynos beat it at everything else (and sometimes by a pretty big margin)

    • watbetchh

      HSPA+ 21Mbps data speeds suck, so.. no thanks!!!!1

    • UMA_Fan

      99.99% of people CAN NOT tell a difference in performance between the Snapdragon and Exyons phones during real usage.  They are both capable of doing the same high end things.

      People CAN tell a difference when a device has a 42mbps modem than a 21mbps one.  You average higher download speeds.  That matters a whole lot more than whatever invisible edge the Exynos has.

      Just because the Exynos has a slightly higher benchmark doesn’t mean anything.  As long as your phone multitasks just as fast and is compatible with the same high end games as the Exynos variant, then you’re not being gypped.

      Also just imagine people who got the 42mbps GSII last year and want to partial upgrade to the Note or the SIII… It would be the worst thing ever to cut their theoretical download speeds in HALF.  42mbps is the way to go.

      • now_onTMO

         i don’t really care if our version will have the s4 or exynos as long as it would perform good enough without any lag.. i’ve seen how the exynos performs on youtube, it’s a guaranteed performer… not sure about the s4 yet..

        i don’t want the lags and i don’t want the slow data speeds.. not anymore
        i want the best of both worlds.. LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee mrjlwilliams (Click here)

    I have an upgrade on June 9th, so I will wait and get the Galaxy S3 if this date is in that time frame. Hopefully it does not change.

    Anyone else have an upgrade in June?

    • Keenan Stephens

      I think I’m gonna wait till July for the white one!! :-)

    • ABC

      I have a upgrade 6/17/12. Just in time!

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

      August 22nd for me. I can wait an extra 2 months after waiting 18 months though.

    • seoj

      I have an update coming up but might as well wait until august or september to let the price sink a bit… ;) 

  • Daddym469

    The real news here is what will happen to the Flavor of the month…(HTC One S)…I’ll tell you, when people see two new phones, both with 720p resolution combined with the super amoled technology…and the smallest of the two is a screen 4.8 inches….
    That One S that is currently being shoved down our throats..will be forgotten fast!!! Thin alone does not make a great phone!

    • Heh

      The problem is that the general consensus is that Samsung’s new ICS Touchwiz skin on the GS-III (even worse on the Galaxy Note) is substandard and not as close to real ICS as the HTC series. The Engadget review clearly states at the end that the One X is superior to the GS-III because of the skin comparison.

      • now_onTMO

        that’s why i hated that engadget review for asserting that sense is better than touchwiz (both latest versions).. he must be visually impaired or just dislike anything samsung because it’s the rival of apple.. LOL

        samsung put a lot of thought into this iteration of galaxy s, the custom UI resembles stock ICS which android nerds love.. from the multitasking window to the app drawer and widgets, settings menu, very similar… thankfully samsung made the background transparent on the app drawer, that’s only the one thing i don’t like about stock ICS…

        sense on the other hand… ummm you should see for your self. im nto saying it’s bad or htc is bad, just not the better one for me.

  • Wilma Flintstone

    Interesting thing here is that the Note doesn’t say what colors.  As if I care.  The main thing I want to know now is if it’ll have any upgrades over the AT&T version and how much off contract?  I can get an AT&T Note for $450 on CL now.  If there are no upgrades and Tmo is still trying to sell it for $700, they can keep it.  Glad to have a Release date though.  Basically ONE More month of the HD2 and IT’S OUTTA MY LIFE FOR GOOD!!! :D  Will be getting Note AND Pureview 808 :D

    • yarrellray

      Least Tmobile’s will have ice cream sandwich with updated Spen apps and updated touchwiz.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         Not enough to merit a $300 price difference sorry.

    • trife

      Ouch.  Still using the HD2?  The horror!!!  

      Naw, I had no issues with it but I can definitely see how one could be tired/frustrated with it at this point in time.  It did have some quirks.  

      • Wilma Flintstone

        Yeah Tell me about it.  Ugh, it is total Treachery for real.  This is my *Count it* 8th Replacement HD2… Yea I would upgrade BUT if I do, they’ll extend my contract.  They said they don’t have an Alternate Exchange phone for it either.  One more Month is all I can say.

    • Antang017

      I’m still rocking the HD2 also and can’t wait to see what the Note/SGS3 are priced at. Hard to let the HD2 go though, since it’s been a decent phone, and can still do what most new phones do theses days.

      • Wilma Flintstone

         You must have a Custom Rom on yours or are VERY lucky because this “SMART”Phone has been nothing but Dumb in my case.  Basic features such as Texting freezing up the phone, phone shutting off randomly, Signal strength is HORRIBLE, Camera glitches and freezes up DURING Recording, Facebook slows down the phone, Emails randomly receives all of my emails and KILLS the battery in less than 1 1/2 hours from a FULL Charge no joke, etc.  and Those are the small issues I’ve had and am having with it.  I can’t wait to get rid of mine in exchange for one of those nice devices. July 11th will be a great day for me.

  • Carloslacend

    Now we need the specifications to know where address and know which one to buy I do not expect much change in the gs3 but if I have curiosity to know that change has the note