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Samsung Galaxy S III on sale at AT&T stores beginning Friday

July 03, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • AT&T will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S III on Friday.
AT&T will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S III on Friday. (David Paul Morris / Bloomberg )

AT&T will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S III at its stores Friday, the company announced in a blog.

The Texas-based carrier will sell the 16-GB version of the phone in both its Marble White and Pebble Blue colors for $199.99 with a two-year contract — it will not sell the 32-GB version of the phone as some of its competitors do.

The company, though, has not confirmed when an AT&T-exclusive red version of the phone will go on sale.

The Galaxy S III made its debut in Europe in late May but has quickly been making its way around the world, arriving in the U.S. through T-Mobile and Sprint on June 21.

AT&T also shipped out pre-orders for the phone on June 25, and on Tuesday the company said any pre-orders made now are expected to ship within 10 business days of the July 6 store debut, if there is supply.

Upon AT&T's store launch, Verizon will remain the last among the top four U.S. networks to begin selling Samsung's flagship.

So far, the Galaxy S III has gotten off to a good start, with expectations being that Samsung will ship 10 million units to carriers worldwide by this month.

The Galaxy S III is Samsung's flagship phone and has been dubbed by some as an iPhone killer. The phone boasts a 4.8-inch screen and is actually thinner than the iPhone 4s.

The Galaxy S III also runs Google's latest available version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. But it'll quickly be outdated, as Google will be launching Jelly Bean, its next Android version, on some devices as early as mid-July, and the Galaxy S III is not one of them nor is there official word for when it might get the latest update.

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