Last week, it became apparent that the pebble blue Samsung Galaxy S III might be delayed in some regions. Today, Samsung confirmed the bad news saying that the blue colored version of the new smartphone will be delayed for several weeks in some regions.
In a statement, the company confirmed the delays without much elaboration.
The statement does seem to point to quality concerns as being the cause, something that we heard was the case last week. Samsung did not specify what those concerns are however.
Here is Samsung’s full statement:
“Samsung’s GALAXY S III Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented blue colour and special hyperglaze material.
“In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality GALAXY S III to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks.
“Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue coloured devices as soon as possible.”
Even though Samsung won’t say exactly what’s going on, it’s clear that there is some sort of manufacturing issue with the device’s blue design that it’s trying to sort out. And luckily, it appears that it will only need two to three weeks to sort those issues out.
In the meantime, prospective Galaxy S III customers in some regions will have to make due with the white colored version of the smartphone which launched in several markets today.
The device is expected to hit the United States at some point in June where the device figures to launch on all four major U.S. carriers – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s latest smartphone and it features a spacious 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD display, an impressive 8MP camera with loads of features, a massive 2100mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.