Sprint’s Galaxy SIII Launch Will Be Delayed Due To “Overwhelming Demand”


Sprint has confirmed that their Galaxy S3 variant will be delayed do to “Overwhelming Demand”. In a post to their community board, they have revealed that starting on June 21, you will only be able to purchase the phone through Web Sale or through their telephone service. All retail stores will receive and sell them “next week”. Here is the announcement:

Due to overwhelming demand and limited supply for Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy S III, we are running a little behind on deliveries. The 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III device will be available in Web Sales and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) beginning on Thursday, June 21. It will be in all remaining sales channels next week.

We are optimistic that we’ll be shipping all Samsung Galaxy S III-16GB pre-orders this week and that they will be delivered by June 21 as anticipated. There is a chance, however, that we may be a day or two late. We anticipate shipping allSamsung Galaxy S III-32GB pre-orders next week. To check the status of your pre-order, please visit www.sprint.com/myorder.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers as we work through this minor delay in availability. We know that many of you are eager to experience the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy series on the only network to provide unlimited data plans to new and existing customers. Should this situation change, we will continue to update this post as we have new information to share.

Without a specific date given it may make pre-order customers anxious. Who knows what next week means or when specifically. We will keep you updated with any word from Sprint.