The Samsung Galaxy S3 is no doubt a highly anticipated device of 2012. Whether you like or dislike its design and its features, given the success of the Galaxy S and the Galaxy S2, it is not surprising that many were looking forward to the Galaxy S3. So much so that apparently T-Mobile might have found themselves with more orders than they can handle that they have decided to release the Galaxy S3 in two phases. The carrier has since released a press statement and has stated that come 21st of June, select retail and branded locations in the top 29 markets will be getting the phones first along with a limited amount of devices to be made available online. The next batch will be released on the 27th of June, nearly a week later. Pricing for the handset has been revealed to be $629.99 off contract, $229.99 on Value Plans with $20 EIP, or $279.99 on a Classic plan after a $50 mail-in rebate. We’re not sure how well the other carriers are handling the release, but so far it seems like T-Mobile might be the only one to introduce this two-phase launch.
Samsung Galaxy A9 Gains FCC Nod Of Approval
So, there is a new Samsung smartphone that is about to be released – big surprise, that, and I say this with full a sarcasm. Still, those who want something that looks to hang out on the high end side of things in terms of design and form factor, and yet having a mid-range performer within, can always settle for the Samsung Galaxy A9.
The handset has already appeared on the FCC database, which means it has been approved, and listed as the Samsung Galaxy A9. With the green light given, it is but a matter of time before it hits the market. While very little detail has been released so far, it should not be too long now before an official announcement is made. All that one can do now is to sit tight and wait. [FCC Page]
Samsung Galaxy A9 Details Leaked
If you would like to fancy your chances with an upcoming mid-range device that seems to hover more on the higher end scheme of things, then the Samsung Galaxy A9 would certainly fit you to a ‘t’, so to speak. After all, accessory manufacturer ITSKINS has shared more details concerning this device, with the Galaxy A9 touted to be a wee bit more compact as opposed to the Galaxy S7 Plus, never mind that both handsets will come with 6.0″ screens.
Measurements of the Galaxy A9 include 161.9mm x 81.3mm x 7.34mm, where it would be slightly taller than the Galaxy Note5, while sporting a metal and glass design, a fingerprint reader that should be able to handle mobile payments, a Full HD Super AMOLED display, and a Snapdragon 620 chipset, among others.
Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S7 Chassis Leaked
The Samsung Galaxy S7 will no doubt be a smartphone that many people would look forward to picking up when it is ready, taking into consideration how flagship devices are always in demand. Well, the Galaxy S7 has been said to target an early 2016 release, and some photos of the alleged device has already been snapped, although one should take into consideration that the original Weibo post is no longer there.
Of course, do take this particular leak with a pinch of salt, since it could be one of the numerous smartphones from various manufacturers that could roll out a similar looking handset. In the leaked photos, you can see a wrap-around metal border design, which seems to be the in thing at least for the next couple of years. All that we can do now is to sit tight and wait for the real deal to surface.