Samsung's strategy for its Galaxy S handsets has always been to bring them to as many carriers as possible, and the new Galaxy S III is no exception — the flagship device is coming to all four major US carriers, plus a handful of others. The AT&T variant connects to the company's impressive LTE network, is powered by a Snapdragon S4 processor, runs Android 4.0, and comes with all of the hardware and features we loved on the international Galaxy S III. The device is available from AT&T starting at $199.99 with a two-year contract, in either "Pebble Blue" or "Marble White."
Jul 28, 2012
First impressions of AT&T's Garnet Red Galaxy S III appear at launchRead Article >
AT&T's carrier-specific Garnet Red version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is bound for stores on Sunday, and now we're seeing the first photos of and reactions to the phone. The red model was officially announced after AT&T's other versions had launched, arriving a bit late on the scene, and its specs are identical to that of the blue and white models. It's also selling at the same $199.99 price point on contract. The glossy burgundy color scheme, however, is fairly distinctive, and the bottom menu buttons shine a bright red rather than white. Engadget's Myriam Joire has put up an excellent gallery with some comparisons between the three models, and TechnoBuffalo gives us some video of the Garnet Red S III in action. If you're interested in what's inside the casing as well, you can check out our review of the Galaxy S III.
Jul 12, 2012
AT&T-exclusive red Galaxy S III available for pre-order July 15th, in stores July 29th
Shortly after the launch of its blue and white Samsung Galaxy S III, AT&T has announced availability for the final color in its trifecta. The Garnet Red Galaxy S III, which is exclusive to AT&T, will be available for pre-order starting July 15th; it'll be available in stores July 29th. AT&T hasn't given any more details on the device, but it should come in the same 16GB and 32GB flavors as the others and sell for the same price, starting at $199.99. There's not anything different here except the color, but if you're willing to wait for that crimson case, at least it won't be for too long.Read Article >
Update: To clarify, it's still not clear if AT&T will be offering a 32GB model, so for now it's likely to just be shipping in 16GB.
Jul 6, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III now available on AT&TRead Article >
We've chronicled the Samsung Galaxy S III as it trickled to carriers across the US, so it's only fitting to close the book on one of the top two. AT&T, which has been accepting pre-orders for the phone since a month ago, finally released the Galaxy S III today: it's currently selling for $199.99 on contract in both white and blue. We already anticipated the phone would go on sale today, but considering how many delays we've seen across carriers, it's good to see it finally arrive. Pre-order customers have likely already received their units, and everyone else can either pick it up in stores or get overnight shipping online. Once again, there's no sign of a 32GB model, nor of the exclusive red version. Verizon customers, meanwhile, will be waiting until early next week to pick up the phone.
Jun 20, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III for AT&T: impressions and benchmarks
Samsung's new flagship phone is coming to America. Actually, it might be more appropriate to say it's blanketing America — the Galaxy S III is coming to all four major US carriers, plus a couple of smaller regional companies like US Cellular and C Spire. AT&T's model is shipping now, starting at $199.99 with a two-year contract, and we got a chance to test the new device ahead of its release.Read Article >
When we reviewed the Galaxy S III's international version a few weeks ago, we discovered a phone that immediately jumps to the top of the Android heap. Its display and build quality can't match the HTC One X and its gorgeous Super LCD 2 screen, but the GS III is well-built, screaming fast, and filled to the brim with software that actually improves on the Android experience. It has an excellent 8-megapixel camera, fantastic call quality, and solid battery life. We still worry about Samsung's tendency to not update its devices on time (or at all), but as it stands now the Galaxy S III is one of the best Android phones you can buy.
May 29, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III launches in 28 countries, to be available in 145 by July
Although some retailers are saying they don't expect to have inventory right away, Samsung is officially claiming that it has launched the Galaxy S III in 28 countries today. That's a massive launch, but the phone maker has even grander claims, saying it will be offered by a grand total of 296 carriers in 145 countries by July. The last rumored date for the US and Canada was June 20th, which would obviously mean Samsung will have done a faster (and perhaps more successful) launch with the Galaxy S III than it did with its predecessor. The Galaxy S II reportedly owns ten percent of the total Android ecosystem, so if the Galaxy S III comes even close, Samsung will have another blockbuster on its hands.Read Article >
In any case, if you're in one of the 28 launch countries, which include much of Europe and the Middle East, you can begin your hunt for a Galaxy S III today, though obviously we suggest you absorb our comprehensive review first.
May 25, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S III review
How do you review a phone like the Galaxy S III? It’s already been subject to so much speculation, exposure, and early judgment — some of it coming from myself, admittedly — that it feels overwhelming to try and condense what it means to everyone into a single treatise. To Samsung, it’s the new flagship handset to keep the company ahead of every other Android OEM through 2012, for most people it’s a device that stretches the definition of the smartphone form factor, and to mobile gaming enthusiasts it’s potentially the most powerful platform yet.Read Article >
Being a spec leader isn’t new to Samsung, but the Galaxy S III betrays an even loftier ambition: South Korea’s largest chaebol wants to also be known as a front runner in software. Android 4.0 is the basis upon which Samsung has built a formidable list of new and returning enhancements: S Beam, S Memo, S Planner, S Voice, Smart Stay, Direct Call, and even a limited-term exclusive of the Flipboard Android app. Throwing in 50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years makes Samsung’s offering seem comprehensive, but is it cohesive? That’ll be the primary question to answer for people wondering if the long wait for the Galaxy S III has been worth it.