Wireless operator Sprint won’t put the Galaxy S III up for sale today, as initially announced, the company just confirmed.
Previously, the mobile phone carrier announced that the smartphone
would hit shelves today, June 21st, and that those who pre-ordered it would receive it at the same time.
However, following a recent confirmation of delays in shipments of reserved devices, which will affect only some of the carrier’s users, an announcement from the company seals the push back.
According to Sprint, Samsung has seen incredible high demand for the Galaxy S III around the world, and it won’t be able to deliver the planned units for the US market in due time.
“Due to overwhelming demand for Galaxy S III worldwide, Samsung has informed us they will not be able to deliver enough inventory of Galaxy S III for Sprint to begin selling the device on June 21. We are working closely with Samsung on a delivery schedule to support our launch,” the carrier announced.
Sprint also noted that the pre-ordered 16GB Galaxy S III
are already shipping to customers, and that they would arrive in users’ hands by June 21st.
Those who reserved the 32GB variant of the phone won’t be as lucky. Their devices are expected to start shipping only next week, in best case scenario.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate the patience of our customers as we work through this minor delay in availability,” Sprint notes in a forum post
“We know they are eager to experience the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy series on the only network to provide unlimited data plans. Should this situation change, we will continue to update this post as we have new information to share.”
Users who pre-ordered the smartphone
can check on the status of their reservation on the wireless carrier’s website. For more info on the device, they should head over to Sprint’s online shop, where they will find both the 16GB and the 32GB variants of the phone.