Samsung Galaxy S3 has been in the market since mid-2012 and has sold over 50 million units as of the first quarter of 2013, but it remains to be a potent threat to recently released smartphones of other brands. The South Korean manufacturer is taking advantage of the Galaxy S3’s excellent features and specs to push the brand to people looking for a mid-level handset.
The recent update of the firmware of the Galaxy S III to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean even makes things better for consumers. The OS update makes the device faster and more appealing to buyers. Mobile carriers in the United States such as AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon offer the best deals for those who want to grab the GS3.
AT&T sells the successful handset for $499.99 without having to worry about a service agreement. The great bargain comes with a two-year contract with the company that allows gadget lovers to take home the Galaxy S III for almost free. Both non-AT&T and existing customers can get the smartphone for just $19.99. Those looking for red Galaxy S3 might be a bit disappointed, only blue and white units are available at the moment.
While getting a no contract Sprint Galaxy S3 via Amazon will cost buyers $549.99, the carrier also sells the device on the online retail store for just $0.01. It is as good as a giveaway deal, but this comes with a two-year contract. Existing customers of Sprint will also need to shell out $0.01 if they want to avail of the deal.
Verizon also offers the 16GB variant of the phone with no service agreement for $549.99. There are also deals on Amazon that offer the device for $0.01 on contract with the mobile carrier. In stock are blue, white, and black GS3 units.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 features 1.5 GHz Snapdragon chip, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED multi-touch display, 8MP main camera, and 16GB storage expandable up to 64GB using a microSD card.