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Purple Galaxy S3 Bound for Sprint Ahead of Galaxy S4



The Samsung Galaxy S3 in purple first appeared just after the Samsung Galaxy S4 event, and now documents appear to show a the Purple Galaxy S3 is arriving on Sprint ahead of the Galaxy S4.

A purple Galaxy S3 leak showed off the royal-looking device last month, but other than the new purple color there’s nothing new here, specifically no new under the hood features to make this colored option a better choice than the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is also heading to Sprint.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. Samsung Galaxy S4

The new leak comes from Engadget, showing the screenshot of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in purple, heading to Sprint for $99. The leak includes a rumored release of April 12th on Sprint’s network.

A Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 appears destined for an April 12th release.

A Purple Samsung Galaxy S3 appears destined for an April 12th release.

The purple Samsung Galaxy S3 is likely a Sprint exclusive, and is an odd addition this late in the phone’s lifecycle, but a cheap price could entice shoppers. Samsung is no stranger to bright colors, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 arriving in martian pinkamber brown and ruby wine, though not in the U.S. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is destined for Sprint in white and black, just like the iPhone 5.

In addition to showing off the deep purple Samsung Galaxy S3, the leak hints at Sprint’s long-term Galaxy S3 pricing once the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 release takes place. Sprint is already offering the Galaxy S3 for $99, but only to new customers. This leak shows a $99 price that does not appear to include any new customer savings. We are already seeing Samsung Galaxy S3 discounts down to as low as $10 with a new two-year contract.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S3 Price Drops as Galaxy S4 Release Nears

The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 4.8-inch display covered with Gorilla Glass 2, NFC, 4G LTE and runs Android 4.1.2. The Samsung Galaxy S3 can monitor a user’s eyes to keep the screen awake while it senses a users is looking at it. Some of the new Samsung Galaxy S4 features, like Smart Scroll, which allows users to scroll with motion and eye-tracking, may make it to the Galaxy S3 in a future update.

Overall the Samsung Galaxy S3 in purple is a bright addition to Sprint’s lineup, but shoppers who want bright colors should seriously consider the Galaxy S4 with a case, for a better overall device with a longer support life of updates ahead of it.



  1. Michael

    04/04/2013 at 7:45 am

    The purple Galaxy S3 looks good but I agree, if you like the bright colors, you can still get that but why not go for the better phone with the Galaxy S4 and a protective colorful case.

  2. B Crosby

    04/04/2013 at 12:27 pm

    Who cares about new colors, how about the new phone already!?

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