Galaxy SIII now official for Canada on June 20
Still no word on US release date
Published: 31 May, 2012
The Galaxy SIII began its global rollout this week, heading to 28 different countries at first, and now Samsung has confirmed that the device is set to be released in Canada on June 20. While it's going to be available through "leading Canadian wireless carriers" and "authorised national retailers" two different models will hit the various outlets.
The SGH-i747 variant is destined for Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, Telus and Rogers Wireless, the SGH-iT999 variant on the other hand is set to reach Videotron, Wind and Moblicity. According to recent leaks the SGH-i747 will get released with AT&T in the US while the SGH-iT999 is going to find a home with T-Mobile.
Though they're only going to be packing a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, unlike the European version which has a quad-core chip, like Japan they will be getting 2GB of RAM as opposed to 1GB. Other features include a choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, a rear-facing 8mp and front-facing 1.9mp camera for video calling. On top of it all is a 4.8" HD Super AMOLED display and powering the smartphone is a 2100mAh battery.
Rumours previously suggested that the handset would be arriving in Canada on June 20, and the same was said of the US. While no-one has confirmed a North American release date yet this confirmation in Canada suggests that it's going to be released with the big four south of the border on the same day.
Hopefully the handset's release across the pond from Europe should go more smoothly as all the hype surrounding the device has been slightly tarnished by reports of delays due to difficulties manufacturing the cases of the blue version. The 32GB white version is also said to be facing set backs, much to the dismay of pre-orderers in the UK.