Some of those who pre-ordered the Verizon Galaxy S III have seen the device arrive a little bit early.
Customers who placed Verizon Galaxy S III pre-orders have been greeted with the device’s early arrival today according to Android Central. The device, which doesn’t officially hit Verizon stores until July 10th, has landed on the doorsteps of many of those who pre-ordered the phone long ago.
Verizon started offering the Galaxy S III for pre-order back in June, the same month that it announced that it would be carrying the new smartphone.
July 5th is much sooner than some of the ship by dates that Verizon was giving out back in June.
Read: Samsung Galaxy S III Review.
Those that didn’t pre-order are going to have to wait a few days before the phone arrives for purchase on Verizon. When the carrier announced the device back in June, it failed to give it an official release date.
However, earlier this week, Verizon finally made the July 10th date official, a date that will see the Galaxy S III finally become available online and in-stores. The 32GB model won’t be in stores for a few weeks though.
Verizon will offer two storage options for the Galaxy S III. The 16GB model will sell for $199.99, while the 32GB model will sell for $50 more at $249.99. Both prices are for two-year contracts.
Those buying it at a subsidized price will be forced to sign up for one of Verizon’s new Shared Everything plans. Those that are grandfathered into unlimited data and who buy the phone at an unsubsidized price can keep unlimited data.
The Verizon version of the device packs a massive high-definition display, 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM. The phone ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and not Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest version of mobile software.