We reported last week on Fido’s plans to offer the Samsung Galaxy III, but we did not have any details on pricing options.Luckily, the folks over at MobileSyrup have managed to get their hands on a Fido internal document, which suggests the Galaxy S III will be available for purchase for no less than $550/€415 off contract.
The bad news is that new customers who wish to grab the Galaxy S III via Fido will have to come up with $400/€305 and commit to a new two-year agreement.
However, existing Fido customers will be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III for only $100/€75 with a 3-year Fido agreement with a Max plan.
The reasons behind Fido’s decision to price the Galaxy S III higher than other Canadian carriers is explained in the operator’s FAQ:
“Fido customers on a 2-year Fido Agreement on the $56 promo plan will have completely paid off their device after two years and earned FidoDOLLARS towards a new smartphone while a Koodo customer on a $56 plan will still owe $16 on their tab-type contract.”
Keep in mind that Fido will only offer the 16GB version of Samsung Galaxy S III, but customers will be able to choose from Pebble Blue and Marble White colors.
According to the latest rumors, Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to arrive at Fido on December 19, so stay tuned for more updates on the matter.
It is also worth mentioning that Fido’s Galaxy S III will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of box and it will pack a dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, along with 2GB of RAM.
The international version of Galaxy S III, on the other hand, packs a 1.4 GHz quad-core CPU and only 1GB of RAM.
The smartphone will also come with LTE support, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel rear photo snapper.