AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III starts pre-order June 6, costs $199 and has an exclusive red version

June 4, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka



Earlier this morning, 4 of the 5 carriers that will offer the Samsung Galaxy S III announced their launch plans for the phone. AT&T has now made it an even 5 for 5 by confirming that it will begin taking pre-orders for the Galaxy S III beginning this Wednesday.

AT&T will sell the Samsung Galaxy S III 16 GB version for $199 on a two year agreement. Like its rivals, the nation’s largest wireless company will sell the Galaxy S III in Pebble Blue and Marble White colors. However, it will also have a red version of the phone that is exclusive to AT&T. Details are scarce at the moment, but AT&T says the blue and white versions, available at launch, will be “followed by exclusive red version later this summer.” If you’re the type to be smitten by the fiery red, you’ll have to wait a few weeks longer.

The Galaxy S III also supports AT&T’s 4G LTE network, which is small but growing. That completes the circle of 4G being available on every carrier thanks to the Qualcomm chipset that they all share. The device also shares the previously mentioned specs.

AT&T makes no mention of a Galaxy S III version with 32 GB of internal storage. All of the other carriers specifically noted that, but AT&T was the only to mention that its GS III has 16 GB of internal storage and a 16 GB microSD card sold in store for $39 to offer a total of 32 GB. No assumptions or disappointments yet, just noticing out loud.