Starting today, mobile phone users in the United States can purchase the Galaxy S III smartphone from Samsung on the network of MetroPCS as well.The company announced late last week that it would bring the new device in select stores over the weekend, and is now offering the device to all of its customers, both online and at brick and mortar retail locations around the country.
The handset is available for purchase through the wireless carrier’s website with a price tag of $499 (€382) attached to it, without tax.
Users can choose from a wide range of monthly plans when purchasing the handset, including MetroPCS’ $40 per month offering, which includes Unlimited talk, text and data, with the first 250MB of data at 4GLTE speeds and with slower speeds for the remaining of the plan billing cycle.
Galaxy S III arrives at this wireless carrier not only with support for its 4G LTE network, but also with great performance capabilities, courtesy of its 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
Moreover, the new device comes with the same 4.8-inch touchscreen announced for it back in May, as well as with 16GB of internal memory and support for up to 64GB of external storage via a microSD memory card slot.
“Advanced. Intuitive. Simple. From the cutting edge technology inside to the stylish design that rests comfortably in your hand, the Galaxy S III makes everything you do easier,” the wireless carrier notes.
“Share, multitask and interact with your device unlike anything you’ve experienced before—and on a brilliant 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display.”
On the back, Galaxy S III features an 8-megapixel photo snapper with support for full HD video recording, complemented by a 1.9MP front camera for making video calls.
Running under Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform at the moment, the handset is expected to receive an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the not too distant future.