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Samsung Galaxy S3 to launch in July

Samsung Galaxy S3 to launch in July

The Samsung Galaxy S3 could land in store shelves in July, sources at two South African carriers have revealed.

Hot on the heels of news that Samsung is to hold a press gathering next month to announce new products in its 2012 line-up, Cell C and Virgin Mobile of South Africa are reportedly preparing for a July launch of the hotly anticipated Galaxy S3 smartphone.

According to Cell C, the S3 will be available in July with pricing to be confirmed closer to launch. Virgin Mobile, meanwhile, said it would range the S3 ‘as soon as’ it is available, most likely sometime during the third quarter.

“No pricing is available yet but it is likely to come in where the SGS2 was priced at launch,” said Virgin Mobile’s chief of marketing and strategy officer Jonathan Newman.

Samsung was originally expected to announce the Galaxy S3 at this week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) but revealed it would instead unveil the kit at a separate event. Industry experts believe the decision to delay is to ensure the handset is best-placed to hog the limelight once the dust from MWC has settled, and allow the company and carriers time to prepare for a more simultaneous worldwide launch.

Keep ‘em peeled as we bring you more Galaxy S3 news and updates in the weeks to come.



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