AT&T Galaxy S3 Priced $199, 16GB Only, and Guess What: There is a Red Galaxy S3!

We’ve already heard from Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile and US Cellular about their own Galaxy S3, and now it’s AT&T’s turn to throw some light on one of their own. Not to be left lagging too much behind, or rather distancing itself from the bagful of announcements from all carriers to make appropriate space, AT&T has finally announcement their deal of Galaxy S3.

Unsurprisingly, the AT&T Galaxy S3 features the same 1.5GHz dual-core snapdragon processor as the other 4 carriers in US, along with the 2GB RAM. AT&T has planned to make available its Galaxy S3 on pre-order on and from June 6, and has priced it $199 for the 16GB version and that’s it – no 32GB version of Galaxy S3 here. That is of course, with a two-year contract obligation.

Some good news though, since Galaxy S3 does have expandable storage, AT&T is selling the 16GB version with a 16GB micro sdcard with an additional cost of $39. Not bad, right?

It seems that forgoing the 32GB version is just a little price of the deal which will allow AT&T to sell a Red Galaxy S3 too, along with the universal white and pebble blue (or metallic blue now) Galaxy S3.

The hardware remains same as that of international Galaxy S3, i9300, and the only change there is in the form of AT&T’s logo on the back side. It remains to be seen whether the carrier will be selling the Galaxy S3 pre-installed with its own apps or not, since Samsung has been really dictating some terms to the carriers and thus we hope for a no-bloatware Galaxy S3 from AT&T, which isn’t easy.

Other specifications of AT&T Galaxy S3 include:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, around 312 PPI
  • 8 MP camera at back and 2 MP camera in the front
  • 8.6mm thin
  • Supports AT&T’s LTE and HSPA networks
  • Samsung apps and features come pre-installed, like S Voice, S Stay Smart eye tracking, S Suggest, 50 GB Dropbox storage, etc.

If you are at AT&T, does the red Galaxy S3 sounds exciting to you? Enough to sacrifice a 32GB model for its exclusivity (so far it seems)?

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  1. i just dont get why people in america don’t buy their phones outright?

    1. Because we rather pay $199 instead of $799!

      1. Amen to that right there *cheers*

        1. Yeah, we would just like to pay an extra $65/mo for a phone plan so we can subsidize the cost. Plus, guess what? $65x24months is $1560! So now add the $199 and we are spending $1759 for the phone (which only costs $550 w/o contract) and $55/mo (straight talk price for unlimited talk,txt, and 2GB of web) for phone service (unlimited talk,txt, plus 3GB web ATT) we are locked into for 2 years or we spend another $300 for ETFs to the crooked company that has us by the nads. It only gets worse if you have a family plan. Yep we Americans sure are smart!

          I’m actually gonna by the phone outright and go with straight talk. I’ll save over $1000 per line in a 2yr time frame! I need 2 phones. So I save ~$2000 for me and my wife to have our own lines with unlimited talk and txt with 2gb of web each.

          Does anybody ever do the math? Cellphone companies are all crooked. Straight talk runs of Tracfone, sprint, verizon, tmo, and ATT towers! So depending on your phone you buy you get that service. Tracphone runs Verizon/Tracfone towers, They have phones that run on sprint towers (reason why android service map sucks), And if you do BYOD and get a sim card you run on ATT/TMO towers.

          So BASICALLY ATT service for $500 cheaper per line per year.

    2. because you wont save any money by buying full price because you still have to pay for your month to month service.

      Id rather pay $200 for a phone with a 2yr contract (which doesn’t really matter to me) than to pay $800 for the same phone to avoid having a contract which makes no sense since I pay the same for my monthly service with a contract that Id pay without one.

  2. I would rather have the 32GB option over the Red S3, I think we AT&T customers are getting screwed!!!

    1. Btw, the latest update tells us that Red version is kinda exclusive and will be available only in 32GB — it’s no clear whether its actually 32GB internal storage or 16GB internal plus 16GB micro sdcard.. What say, now?

  3. In Korea. S3 got q/core. But, no q/core in us model. Why?

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