The move comes just a day before Apple is slated to introduce its next iPhone, the iPhone 5, which is rumored to cost the same as the iPhone 4S, Apple’s current iPhone.
If that rumor holds up, iPhone 5 pricing will be $199.99 for a 16GB model, $299.99 for a 32GB model and $399.99 for a 64GB model.
It appears that Amazon may be trying to lure in consumers with a cheaper Galaxy S III price tag. The $99.99 price tag for the Galaxy S III will be around only for a limited time. Amazon did not say how long the sale would last for though we assume it will be around for at least the duration of the iPhone 5 pre-order period which figures to be from September 12th to September 21st.
A source told Gotta Be Mobile that the iPhone 5 release date is on September 21st.
The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S III price remains unaffected at Amazon and currently sits at $249.99 on-contract across the board.
It appears that Amazon’s deal is only applicable to those who are signing up for new contracts. Those who are looking to upgrade are going to have to shell out $179.99, a much prettier penny than $99.99.
Those who aren’t interested in the iPhone 5 at all should definitely take a look at this offer as it applies to one of the best Android smartphones in existence.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is a monster checking in with a massive HD display, a speedy processor, 4G LTE data speeds, and an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the works.
The Galaxy S III for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon is currently in-stock at Amazon and includes free two-day shipping. We imagine that with this offer, stock could be depleted soon so interested parties will want to act quickly.