Since yesterday, the Galaxy S3 is available in 28 countries in Europe and other regions but Samsung initial goal is to have this amazing phone up for sale in 145 countries and at 296 carriers in July. Of course between these countries you will find Canada and all its major mobile networks.
Rogers recently revealed counter that counted time since the Galaxy S3 will be available globally and many thought that Rogers will announce preorder page for this amazing phone but we were wrong. It means that there is no exact Galaxy S3 release date announced by Rogers.
While Rogers still remains a mystery the smallest Videotron is one step ahead and has announced that the new Galaxy S3 is coming June 27 on their networks and Canada in general. If other networks won’t have the Galaxy S3 by the June 27 it will be good reason to switch to Videotron network.
So far Rogers has always wanted to be the first to get important smartphones to its network and I think that the Galaxy S2 won’t be different. The only thing we have seen from Rogers related to Galaxy S3 was countdown that ended yesterday and since then it doesn’t offer any information.
We are unsure about the Galaxy S3 specs in Canada but based on past Samsung devices we can expect specs just like its international version.
Update 1: Customers in Canada will get the LTE version (SGH-i747), this is the Same version to be available in Verizon network in US. The main difference between GT-I9300 and SGH-i747 is support for 4G LTE network, 2GB of RAM and dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor instead of quad-core Exynos 4212. Samsung promises that performance and battery life won’t be noticeably affected.
Update 2: TELUS has confirmed June 27 as Galaxy S3 release date in Canada. The Galaxy S3 price is set to 16GB for $159.99 and the 32GB for $209.99 both on 3-year contracts. All major mobile networks in Canada will get the Galaxy S3, this includes Bell Mobility, Rogers Wireless, SaskTel, TELUS and Virgin Mobile, Mobilicity, Wind or Videotron.
Update 3: Due to the high demand in Europe and other regions Samsung is postponing the release of Galaxy S3 in Canada for one week to June 27.
Right now we know that at least one mobile carrier in Canada will release the Galaxy S3 on June 27 but the rest still remains mystery. We will keep you updated about the Galaxy S3 release date in Canada so be sure you subscribe to our Facebook or Google+ page.