Samsung Galaxy S3 launch window in SA

Further SA launch details around the Samsung Galaxy S3 have emerged

By - May 7, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be launched in South Africa as close to the international launch date as possible, managing director of Samsung SA, Deon Liebenberg, recently told MyBroadband.

Samsung unveiled the latest iteration in its high-end Android smartphone line in London last week (3 May 2012) and announced that it would be launched from 29 May 2012, beginning with Europe.

MTN said that it is looking at a June 2012 launch for the Samsung Galaxy S3 at this stage, but general manager of product innovation and development at MTN SA, Mike Fairon, said that more information would be unveiled closer to the launch.

Previously, MTN had suggested that it was looking at a Q2 or early Q3 launch of the device. Virgin Mobile anticipated a Q3 2012 release of the Samsung Galaxy S3, while Cell C said that they hoped to have the SGS3 available in stores by July 2012.

Deon Liebenberg

Deon Liebenberg

Vodacom and 8ta said that they would reveal dates and pricing information closer to launch.

“Samsung has not confirmed delivery dates and final pricing as yet,” said 8ta’s senior managing executive, Amith Maharaj.

Asked at what price point Samsung expects to launch the Galaxy S3 in South Africa, Liebenberg said that they didn’t have a specific price to announce yet, but that it would be competitive for a device in its class.

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