Two of the most anticipated smartphone of 2012 are without a doubt the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Whether or not other manufacturers can match these two superphone’s specs or not, the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 will likely remain the highest selling of all devices throughout 2012.
iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 US release date rumors
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has already been unveiled so it has a head start over Apple who have yet to reveal any information on the upcoming iPhone 5. And given that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will begin to reach European customers towards the end of May, this will be the same time as last year when the Galaxy S2 was making its rounds overseas.
However for the US, the iPhone 5 release date may come before the official release date for the Samsung Galaxy S3. Why? In the US, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to be offered in a minimum of 4 different variants – AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon. Word is that we will see these US Samsung Galaxy S3 models release in the US in the summer, so this could mean anytime from June 20 through to deep September. In the US, the Samsung Galaxy S2 only came out in September last year despite hitting the first international markets in May. With this in mind it is quite likely that those wanting the Galaxy S3 in the US may have to wait for several months yet (end of summer possibly), which gives Apple plenty of time to announce the release of their iPhone 5 version.
When it comes to Apple and the iPhone, things are much more straight forward for US consumers. Apple usually puts the iPhone up for pre-order within a week or two of its unveiling. This is followed by it arriving to pre-order customers before the month is up. If rumors of a June 11th announcement for the iPhone 5 in WWDC 2012 hold true, we may end up seeing the iPhone 5 hit stores ahead of the Samsung Galaxy S3, at least in its home country the US.