Verizon May Offer Non-Contract Galaxy S3s for $599, $649
On Monday several details surfaced on the Verizon Wireless edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3. While these details didn’t include the complete retail price – the most important price of all – DroidLife’s sources disclosed that Verizon will offer the 16 GB Galaxy S3 for $199 and the 32 GB version for $249, both on a two-year contract.
Unlocked versions will be offered for $599 and $649 respectively, a huge discount considering that some international carriers are offering the 16 GB version for $750 in US currency.
Sources revealed some helpful information regarding unlimited data plans, which are expected to be phased out in favor of shared data plans. Opting for the subsidized version would automatically move customers from an unlimited to a shared plan, so it would be most advisable for customers to opt for a non-contract phone if they wish to retain their unlimited data plan.
However, DroidLife added, that this may be subject to change depending on the final launch date for the Galaxy S3, but is currently the safest option for those who wish to remain on their unlimited plans.
Like the other Stateside versions of the Galaxy S3, Verizon’s S3 may be powered by a dual-core Snapdragon CPU instead of the Exynos quad-core found on the international editions. The Galaxy S3 also comes with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, 4G LTE support, an 8-megapixel camera, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the S Voice virtual assistant and Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI.
Verizon has yet to announce an official release date, however, rumors are pointing towards a July launch for the Galaxy S3.