The Samsung Galaxy S III started selling on June 21 in the United States, and at that time was exclusive to the AT&T 4G LTE wireless network. But recently the powerful Android smartphone appeared on both the Verizon and Sprint 4G LTE networks, and now that Sprint has finally finished building their United States 4G LTE network, they celebrated by lowering the retail price to the lowest offered by any wireless service provider in the United States. Globally the handset has done extremely well for Samsung, and early launch date sales strength has continued at Sprint, AT&T and Verizon. The Galaxy S III is offered starting at $119 at select retailers.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone arrives as one of the first handsets ever designed to deliver a full 2.0 GB of RAM system memory out-of-the-box. And considering the incredible success of the Galaxy line, as well as the sales success shown by the two previous Galaxy S handsets, it is actually not surprising that the Galaxy S III 4G is selling very well here in the US. Launching in its home country of South Korea on June 25, the GS III is also selling well in Asia and Europe.
A spokesperson from the Samsung Electronics Company, the world’s largest handset manufacturer, says that it appears sales will top 10 million units by the end of July. By selling smartphones like the Galaxy S III with powerful processors and large high resolution screens in a skinny profile, Samsung registered first quarter profits of $3.7 billion in 2012. That smartphone delivers a 4.80 inch display that is one of the largest found on any handset, and 720 x 1,280 pixel resolution is present. The handset is super slim at 0.34 inches (8.6 mm), and Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system is present out-of-the-box, meshing with the Samsung TouchWiz UX user interface. A layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protects against scratching and chipping.
A Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon microchip package includes a dual core 1.5 GHz central processor and separate Adreno 225 graphics processing unit, and the above-mentioned 2.0 GB of RAM memory joins 16 GB of built-in storage in the hardware profile. On the back of the handset is an 8.0 megapixel camcorder, and upfront is a chat cam with video chat capabilities. A built-in music player joins a YouTube video player in the multimedia package on board the handset, and the Samsung Galaxy S III Android smartphone also delivers Facebook, Picasa and Twitter applications out-of-the-box. Buy the Samsung Galaxy S III starting at $119.