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Samsung Galaxy S III available in China on June 9th

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Samsung's Galaxy S III blitzkrieg world assault with the (which they lovingly call a "World Tour") continues today, with the company announcing that the smartphone will be available on three carriers in China on June 9th.

Samsung Galaxy S III pebble blue (STOCK)
Samsung Galaxy S III pebble blue (STOCK)

Samsung's Galaxy S III blitzkrieg world assault (which it lovingly calls a "World Tour") continues today, with the company announcing that the smartphone will be available on three carriers in China on June 9th. China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom will all launch the device on the same day, meaning Samsung will be launching both a TD-SCDMA and a CDMA version of the smartphone alongside its traditional GSM variant.

China will then be getting the Galaxy S III ahead of the US. Pre-orders for the Galaxy S III in the US, whose market is also split up amongst multiple radio standards, is just beginning tonight on Sprint, with other carriers set to open pre-orders on the 6th. Samsung's roll-out of the Galaxy S III across the globe is as fast as any Android phone we've seen to date — hopefully the company is stocked to meet demand.

Hyunhu Jang contributed to this report.