Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III Delayed
Sprint has officially delayed all models of the Samsung Galaxy S III release date beyond its scheduled June 21st launch.
The carrier has released a statement indicating that because Samsung is unable to meet demand, the carrier will have to push the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S III back to an unspecified date.
Wirefly has told us that the carrier expects to start selling the Galaxy S III starting on June 28th, but as of yet, the carrier has not made that date official leaving interested customers in the dark.
Here is Sprint’s statement, in its entirety:
Due to overwhelming demand for Galaxy S III worldwide, Samsung has informed us they will not be able to deliver enough inventory of Galaxy S III for Sprint to begin selling the device on June 21. We are working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule to support our launch.
We have begun shipping pre-orders for the 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III and anticipate they will be delivered by June 21. We hope to begin shipping pre-orders for the 32GB version next week as we receive inventory. Customers can check the status of their pre-order at www.sprint.com/myorder.
As we told you earlier today, the carrier has indeed begun to ship out 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III’s to those who pre-ordered. Those units should arrive on door steps starting tomorrow.
The carrier has already said that it won’t start shipping the 32GB Galaxy S III until next week.
This is the second black eye for a 4G LTE Sprint smartphone in recent weeks with the HTC EVO 4G LTE launch date getting delayed because of a patent issue that HTC had with Apple.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE was originally supposed to debut May 17th but instead ended up launching on June 2nd.