Today, Samsung has made the Galaxy S III smartphone official in Australia, announcing partnerships with major wireless carriers in the country for its release.
Powered by Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the mobile phone is already present in the offerings of Optus, Telstra, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile.
However, just as in other markets around the world, Australia sees delays in the delivery of the Blue flavor of the device, caused by some issues with the quality of the new color, Samsung suggests.
The white variant of the Samsung GALAXY S III 16GB smartphone is up for grabs through Optus, Telstra and Vodafone today, while Virgin Mobile is expected to start shipping it tomorrow.
Interestingly enough, Vodafone also lists the 32GB version of Galaxy S III on its website, though it notes that the handset won’t arrive immediately. “We will get in touch within 8 days to update you on new stock deliveries,” the carrier notes.
The pricing of Galaxy S III at these providers is almost similar. Optus is offering it at $5 monthly repayments for those choosing its $60 Optus plan, while Vodafone has it at the same price on the $59 per month plan.
At Telstra, the new mobile phone is priced at $13 monthly repayments on the $59 plan, while Virgin Mobile asks $5 per month for the handset on its $59 plan.
All these carriers also came up with a series of special offers for those who would like to purchase the new handset, and users should head over to their websites to learn more on the matter.
Galaxy S III is the first quad-core smartphone from Samsung. It sports a large 4.8” HD display, 16GB / 32GB / 64GB of internal memory, microSD card slot, an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with HD video recording, front camera for video chat, and the whole range of features that any high-end Android smartphone packs today.