T-Mobile Announces Galaxy S III Retail Availability For June 21st

Well, this week is certainly starting off right as T-Mobile announces their own Galaxy S III variant for a June 21st launch. T-Mobile’s press release indicates the Metallic Blue and Ceramic White color will both be available at T-Mobile retail stores, select retailers nationwide, and at www.tmobile.com on Thursday, June 21st. I have to say, that while our information indicated a June 20th launch, I can’t remember the last time T-Mobile launched a phone on a Thursday so they are really pulling out all the stops for this one. Unfortunately, no pricing or size information is available through the press release though we expect T-Mobile to announce those details as we get closer to the 21st.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G smartphones, taking full advantage of T-Mobile’s HSPA+42 network. Combining a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 Ghz Dual-Core CPUs and lightning-fast network speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network, customers can quickly and easily share photos and videos to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices.

Delivering a powerful entertainment experience, the Samsung Galaxy S III features a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, which allows customers to watch HD quality movies on their device. Additionally, making “capturing the moment” even more amazing, the device is equipped with an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag as well as a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.

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Full Press Release:

T-Mobile to Debut the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 21

Latest in Galaxy S series brings fast group sharing and on-the-go entertainment all running on America’s Largest 4G Network®

BELLEVUE, Wash. — June 4, 2012 — T-Mobile USA, Inc., the No. 1 mobile operator brand in Samsung Galaxy S sales, and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S. and the No. 1 smartphone provider worldwide,1 announced the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S® III. Starting June 21, T-Mobile® customers will have the opportunity to own one of the most innovative smartphones in the market to date, joining the popular Galaxy S family of devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of T-Mobile’s fastest 4G (HSPA+ 42 technology) smartphones. With an intuitive design, the Galaxy S III enables customers to share photos, videos and more effortlessly to a compatible TV or other Galaxy S III devices. Featuring a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy S III packs a powerful entertainment experience allowing customers to watch HD movies and TV shows, download apps and securely browse the Web at lightning-fast speeds on America’s Largest 4G Network®.

“We have a tremendous history of working with Samsung to bring cutting-edge devices to market, and we know our customers are excited to get their hands on the Galaxy S III,” said Brad Duea, senior vice president, product management, T-Mobile USA. “As we continue to aggressively compete, this device is yet another example of how T-Mobile delivers amazing devices and 4G experiences to our customers.”

Galaxy S III Key Features

·         Connecting and Sharing: Imagine shooting a video with a group of friends and being able to share it immediately with others in the group. The Galaxy S III enables group sharing via Wi-Fi Direct so that content such as a video or photo on one device can easily be shared with up to five other Galaxy S III devices. That same video or photo can also be viewed by the group on a compatible big screen TV, such as a SmartTV, using  AllShare®. With an advanced 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, the Galaxy S III will capture beautiful HD videos and photos that are perfect to share.

·         Entertainment: Whether waiting for an appointment or commuting on the bus, customers can take in the latest action movie in full HD from Samsung Media Hub or catch their favorite TV show with T-Mobile TV in Mobile HD2. Images appear crisp and clear on the Galaxy S III’s 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED screen, bringing entertainment to life on the device. In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. Featuring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and a Qualcomm® Snapdragon S4 Processor with 1.5 GHz Dual-Core CPUs and 2GB of RAM, the Galaxy S III also offers a large, 2100mAh battery to power hours of on-the-go entertainment.

·         Productivity: For customers who want to use the device in their business and personal lives, T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III offers a suite of security features delivering enterprise-friendly capabilities. From syncing corporate email, calendars and contacts to providing on-device encryption, the Galaxy S III makes it easy to maximize efficiency and productivity for enterprise users. T-Mobile customers also have access to Wi-Fi Calling and the Smartphone Mobile HotSpot feature ensuring easy and reliable connectivity while on the road.


The Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive in a metallic blue or ceramic white color at T-Mobile retail stores and select retailers nationwide, and at www.t-mobile.com starting June 21.

To learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S III, visit http://galaxy-s.t-mobile.com/samsung-galaxy-s3.

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  • De’Marcus Winbush

    Another crappy T-Mobile phone. Alright!!!!

    • sharklover

      Best phone currently available is scrappy. like to know what you use.

    • Getsome

      Nope, and Samsung makes this…… Unless I’m mistaken.

    • TrevorMadden


    • Tbyrne

      Another crappy post!!!!

  • Guest

    So is this phone going to be dependent on that terrible KIES software to handle the updates?  That was the biggest drawback for my Vibrant.  KIES was a total disaster.  I will not buy another phone that uses this approach.

    • Jdmap

      Use odin instead.

      • None

        What is that?

        • Guest

          That is the appeal of the Google Nexus.  Real time OTA updates.  T Mobile only cares about you until the moment of the contract / transaction.  The very next day, you may as well be holding a 10 year old phone in your hands.

  • Bryck

    Now it’s time for the Note…..Bring it on!!!!!

  • mydak007

    Will the TMO phone work in Europe on the 800/900 bands?

    • tspx23


  • John

    I want this. But I also want to see the Note before I make decision on which one I want. Me and my wife’s both are eligible on Aug.6th. Any news on when we will get the Note?? I read July11th. David is this true?

  • tspx23

    Does anyone have the off contract pricing for this? It’s 549.99$ at sprint, if it I might just sell my Note on t-mobile 4g and pick up the S3.

    • http://profiles.google.com/mjcanas515 Mario Canas

      How do you like your Note on T-Mobile? I was thinking about buying one, unlocking and loading ICS. LMK how yours worked on TMO. THX 

      • tspx23

        it’s great i love it, best phone i’ve owned so far and i’ve had basically every phone on the market lol. 

        I actually ported a lot of the radios to enable 4g on tmobile on xda; i get faster speeds than i did with my galaxy nexus. 

      • Guest

         or you could wait till it come to this crooked company next month then you wont have  load any roms to make it work and you will be able to get 3 or 4g out of it. If im not mistaken you can only get edge on the att version.

        • tspx23

          the ATT note is t-mobile 4g compatible as i mentioned in my post. the att one is better in my opinion considering updates are pushed out faster, it has an official ics update

  • 16309A

    Always exciting when a new phone comes out!  I hope all of you enjoy this as much as I’m loving my One S!

  • guest

    So I have a question. My contract is over with tmo and I qualify foe full upgrade price but when I check online the GS2 gonna cost me $279. So I’m wondering how much GS3 going to cost me?

  • Guest

    Dave answer my question please. I have Samsung Vibrant and my contract is over as of today but when i look on tmo web site, the GS2 going to cost me $279. so I was wondering what the GS3 going to cost me? Seriously does anyone think tmo going to charge us more than the rest(top 3) networks for the same phone?

    • J-Hop2o6

      GS2 will get a price drop once the GS3 drops. I’m sure it’ll look like this:

      GS2 =  $149.99
      GS3 (16GB )= $199.99
      GS3 (32GB) = $249.99

      Tmo might pull a fast one and hit those with $50 MIR smh.

  • Khundkar

     Why does this say that it is going to have a dual core processor? I thought it is supposed to come with a quad core processor?

    • Carloslacend

      I see you have not read any reports on gs3. Let me tell you all usa versions have dual processor. Only the international version is the one with quad-core processor.

      • J-Hop2o6

         Actually the Euro version will use the Quad Core. US, Canada, Japan, China, and S. Korea will use the Dual core + 2GB RAM version.

    • Hateyou


  • redman12

    HTC should take notes how to release a phone. Don’t play favorites.

    • None

      I know (titan) and Nokia too (lumia900)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XMBBVJ3YAAJVRAK3TSXRQKH5HQ Patrick

    I want the Galaxy Note, but will probably buy the GS III on release day. That is, if TMO doesn’t price it absurdly. 16GB model for $199 would be perfect, $249 for same I might still do it, $299 and I’m heading to a competitor and saving $100 + corporate discounts.  I’m worried it will be $299 since they’ve been selling the GS 2 for $279 (before that ridiculous $50 mail in rebate). 

    • guest

      I’m guessing its gonna be 299 too. That would be big mistake if they do that

      • Phonebone

        The phone will be $300 with $50 rebate. Now shut up.

    • Pixiejonnie


  • Ne0

    T-mobile could had grab the quad core after all they ain’t LTE, now make less appearing.

  • Ole

    (Apple seeks US preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S III) Is this gonna stop the SGS3 being available on Tmobile on the 21st?

  • Momakhadmi

    im ok if its 299…. i have the blackberry bold 9930 with Verizon, and they both suck! Verizon has the worst service EVER! and ATT is the most unreliable service EVER! Only reason why i left tmobile was because the price of the phone i wanted, big mistake! Going back to tmobile when this comes out, might pay a little more for the phone, but u get better service and deff a much cheaper service. All in all I cant wait!!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XMBBVJ3YAAJVRAK3TSXRQKH5HQ Patrick

      I won’t ever go back to Verizon, but if the GS3 is available fo $199 on Sprint or AT&T I might go for it. I know I qualify for discounts on both that I could use to bring my monthly rate down. I’m a fan of T-Mobile, but I tend to go for the best possible deal and a $299 phone I can get elsewhere for $199 means they will lose me as a customer.

      • Taron19119

        where u get that price from

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/XMBBVJ3YAAJVRAK3TSXRQKH5HQ Patrick

          I was just guessing about the price. They haven’t announced it yet.  Other have announced their pricing for the 16GB and 32 GB models.

        • Taron19119

          oh ok cause i got 300 ready and im useing my upgrade so im good i hope im going to be at a t-mobile store at 8 am so i can be first in line

      • sharklover

        I would say there is almost no chance they will sell this for $299. Most likely $199 or maybe $229. This phone is such a big deal that Tmobile may not want to show they charge more for phones. If they charged $299 they would lose a lot more customers which I doubt they want to do.

      • Bukaki

        Changing carriers because a phone is less expensive and not looking at the long term cost of changing to a more expensive carrier has to make you a dumb person.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/XMBBVJ3YAAJVRAK3TSXRQKH5HQ Patrick

          Great, name calling. How superior and intelligent of you. As I said, I qualify for discounts on both AT&T and Sprint. The cost of service would be just about the same over 2 years on either of those carriers as it would be on T-Mobile for me. So, for me, the deciding factor becomes the cost of the handset.

        • http://profiles.google.com/situationalawareness Dan Lund

           not really true, tmobile has plans that are cheaper without buying the phone through them.  (unlike other cell providers who just have one cost per plan)

          I bought my iphone 1-week used, slapped a tmobile sim into it, and have been paying $50/month unlimited since.

  • Dfireballwow

    Hold up everyone good old Apple up to there tricks again.. They want to add the galaxy s3 to there on going lawsuit with Samsung. I’M SO SICK OF APPLE!!!!

  • farfromovin

    I’m greedy, but I want a 64GB version lol. It’ll probably be a few months before that rolls out. I think I’ll go with a 32GB and a 64GB card. Got about 68GB’s of music I’d like to have on me at all times. The extra space will easily be taken care of with large apps, CWM backups, Titanium backups, a handful of 720p/1080p movies, etc… Not to mention photos and other misc items… Dang, I just need a TB of storage space in my phone (and I’ve been saying that for years now…). But, nonetheless, I’m super excited Tmo is rolling this out. This will perform very nicely on the HSPA+42 network and should suffice for a year or two due to the microSD card slot (are you listening HTC?)

    • souggie

      Dude, your phone is gonna explode

    • Victor_manuel101

      dude how is ur phn still running? thats alot of CRAP!! lolz

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lentrice-Wilson/100000303237497 Lentrice Wilson

     Because I travel a lot my phone (Galaxy S II) is my all in one
    multimedia device.  I have about 14GB of music and 22GB of HD movies on
    my 64GB microSD card. Dropbox is impractical, unless I sync everything
    over wi-fi before leaving home but that’s not always the case as it’s so
    much easier to transfer files to the microSD card and go.  I couldn’t
    do what I like to do with the One S so Galaxy S III for me.

    • s10shane

      u do realize the GS3 supports a micro sd card right? the htc one is does not and thats why i returned my htc one s and now im waiting for GS3..

      ” In addition, customers can choose between 16 GB or 32 GB of internal memory, and have the option for expandable memory via a MicroSD slot, providing plenty of storage for downloading movies, music, games and other apps. “

  • Emran

    Again Again AT&T beat T-mobile. Here we are dreaming about GS III and AT&T selling it . Shame on T-mobile officials for their poor negotiation as always. You guys can’t get iphone, you guys can’t launch one single phone before AT&T and Verizon. I don’t know what kind of people sitting on the top of T-mobile….. really faustrating for a long time t-mobile user.

    • Jose Hernandez

       AT&T is pre-selling the phone, T-Mobile and Sprint will be the first carriers to actually sell the phone on June 21st. However, T-Mobile is the only carrier to not provide pre-order or price information. Now THAT is what has me upset. Customer service doesn’t even know how much the phone will go for. That is a darn shame!

      • Jeremy Watkins

        I just got back from the Galaxy S III customer event and I was told that it will be $229 for the 16GB version and $279 for the 32GB version.  I asked about the off contract price, but did not get an answer.

        • http://www.facebook.com/roy.harrigan Roy Harrigan

          Why would it be $30 more than every other carrier? That is beyond stupid.

        • Tmo-Fan

          I knooooww!! EFing T-Mo i dont get it… how they doing that to their customers smh to this $229 price…  $199 was just perfect

        • http://pharaohtechblog.blogspot.com/ Conan Kudo (???????)

          It could be because you pay more than $30 less than competitors per month??? That monthly rate is what T-Mobile has to use to subsidize the cost of the device in the first place.

    • Jose Hernandez

       AT&T is pre-selling the phone, T-Mobile and Sprint will be the first carriers to actually sell the phone on June 21st. However, T-Mobile is the only carrier to not provide pre-order or price information. Now THAT is what has me upset. Customer service doesn’t even know how much the phone will go for. That is a darn shame!

    • Silveroaks909

       yea but the monthly is MUCH cheaper  u can keep att and verizon..Have your phone early and the show it off doesnt mean a thing. Ive been with tmobile for 11 years never leaving.again 5 people on family and 4 have unlimited data for 220 a month GO KICK ROCKS

  • Hotdog

    The S2 is so amazing and I got it at Target brand new for $99 last Nov.  I won’t pay over $199 from Tmobile, I’ll just wait and buy at Target because my S2 with ICS is amazing and the SIII isn’t getting the quad core CPU so basically I’ll only get 256mbs more ram and a 0.6″ larger screen

  • Sailorsam4

    Quick question and it may have been answered already, but are the T-Mobile branded S3’s going to be HSPA+ compatible only, or will they be able to take the LTE signal once that service goes online in 2013?

  • Frankeefuentes

    Walmart is selling the unlock version on their website already. The white one for $849. Galaxy note unlocked for 599. Is that good?

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro, T-Mo

      lol, noooooooooooo.

  • Danny

    Is t-mobile only releasing the blue one on the 21st? Hoping white is released simultaneously..

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/mrjlwilliams?feature=mhee I’m Pro, T-Mo

      I was told by several people at TMo, that the Pebble Blue is exclusive to TMo for now.  They also told me that they don’t have any ‘white’ on the list of inventory.  THANK GOODNESS…I did not want the white.  I can’t wait to get mine this Thursday!  It can’t come fast enough.

      • Arvin

        no….you can pre-order pebble blue from verizon and att right now… 

  • s10shane

    i want pricing on the GS3 already, im surprised there is no leak document on the price yet.. only 2 days left.  returned my One S for this baby.. 

    • Guest

       I’m so lost on the pricing too. I hope they won’t do something stupid

  • thepanttherlady

    I received an email a few minutes ago from a Retailer Associate Manager stating she received an email from TMo that said the device would not be available until 6/27/12. :( White version to be available 2nd week of July. *cries* I’m going to go to call some other stores to see if I can get them to confirm or deny this.

  • Linkshouse_ag

    It’s only a dual core. Going to wait for lg quad core instead.

  • Linkshouse_ag

    It’s only a dual core. Going to wait for lg quad core instead.

  • Guest

    I called a Tmobile store today and I was told that the release date has been pushed to July 1st because of Samsung production issues.  That Tmobile should be making an announcement today – anyone hear the same?