This morning, Verizon started something of a firestorm when it posted pricing and preorder information about the Samsung Galaxy S III (SGS3) on its website, with T-Mobile, Sprint, and US Cellular all following suit shortly after. This comes just after Samsung announced that the SGS3 would be arriving with the same screen size (4.8"), SoC, and RAM at all five carriers in the US late last night, which we made note of.

Based on the information from each carrier’s respective announcement, I’ve put together a simple table rather than regurgitate everything in text form. AT&T hasn’t made its preorder pricing or date announcement yet, but such an announcement seems imminent considering their coming soon page is already live. Update: AT&T has now also made its announcement live, and I've updated the table.

Samsung Galaxy S III - USA Carrier Variants
Carrier Verizon Wireless T-Mobile Sprint US Cellular AT&T
Capacities / Pricing 16 GB / $199.99
32 GB / $249.99
None Given 16 GB / $199.99
32 GB / $249.99
None Given 16 GB / $199.99
16 GB + 16 GB microSD / $238.99
Purchase / Preorder Date Preorder: June 6, 7 AM ET Purchase: June 21 Preorder: June 5
Purchase: June 21
Preorder: June 12
Microsite: June 5
Preorder: June 6
Preorder / Info Page Link Link Link Link Link
Press Release Link Link Link Link Link
SoC / RAM 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 (MSM8960/8260A) / 2 GB LPDDR2

Thus far, it looks like Samsung has done a good job ensuring consistent US hardware (all five variants are Snapdragon S4) and, based on what dates the carriers have provided, launch dates all in the same neighborhood.

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  • warisz00r - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Are you guys hard at work on one? Reply
  • Brian Klug - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    International - we're getting ours next week
    USA variants - we'll know more very soon :P

    -Brian
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  • warisz00r - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Cheers! Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I'm guessing LTE compatibility between the AT&T, Verizon and Sprint versions is too much to hope for? Reply
  • dagamer34 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Not gonna happen, though the Verizon and Sprint versions are very likely to have GSM radios built in that can be used with HSPA+ on AT&T and even T-Mobile in areas where they will deploy 1900Mhz 3G later this year. Reply
  • Brian Klug - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    The FCC docs are already live for the AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint versions, and sadly no there's no interoperability.

    What is interesting however is that the AT&T version has 15 and 20 MHz FDD support on AWS (in addition to 5 and 10 MHz like every other USA LTE device thus far)

    -Brian
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  • Doormat - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    Presumably, the decision for 15/20MHz FDD in the AWS band was made when AT&T was still working through the T-Mobile merger. Now its a moot point since AT&T doesn't have 20MHz contiguous anywhere in AWS (though after looking at my spectrum maps, I don't see AT&T having 20MHz contiguous even with T-Mo's spectrum). Reply
  • zorxd - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    I guess the AT&T version is the SGH-i747 that was announced in Canada? Reply
  • npaladin2000 - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    In other news, AT&T, in an effort to not anger Apple, is now pretending they have never heard of a device called the Samsung Galaxy S III. :) Reply
  • GrizzledYoungMan - Monday, June 04, 2012 - link

    As a Galaxy Nexus owner (and guy who doesn't particularly enjoy changing phones), I was a little worried that something might emerge in the Android universe only a few months later that would be better in every regard, causing me to regret my purchase.

    Thankfully, Samsung has allayed my fears by making the GSIII so dog ugly that I don't even care about the fancy stuff going on under the hood.

    On the other hand, HTC, you can kiss my ass, with your fancy One-X or whatever being all good and pretty and shit.
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