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May 29, 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3 launched, priced at Php32,990

Samsung Electronics Phils. has officially launched the Galaxy S3 in the Philippines last night. This was the chance for Samsung to finally reveal the local pricing of the handset — Php32,990 (16GB).

Samsung is also giving the two telcos (Globe and Smart) around one week to sell the Galaxy S3 with their postpaid plans before the handsets will be released in store shelves unlocked.

That means you’ll have to wait until June 9 before you can go and get it in stores for Php32,990. Otherwise, you’ll have no choice but to it get from either Smart and Globe.

We’ve already covered the Samsung Galaxy S3 to overkill levels so we’ll just share our previous stories about it here:

May 3: Live Blog: Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 in London
May 4: Samsung Galaxy S3 is official!
May 4: Samsung Galaxy S3 in the flesh, first impressions
May 4: Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4S vs. Lumia 900
May 4: Samsung Galaxy S3 Benchmark Results
May 5: HTC One X vs. Samsung Galaxy S3 — Let’s Quad Core!
May 10: Globe & Smart to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 this May
May 12: Smart Galaxy S3 Pre-order starts on May 23
May 14: Samsung Galaxy S3 price to hit no more than Php37k
May 16: Globe Galaxy S3 pre-order starts on May 23
May 22: Samsung Galaxy S3 goes up on Amazon for $799.99
May 23: Samsung Galaxy S3 Plans and Price on Globe
May 26: Smart offers Galaxy S3 at UnliData Plan 2000
May 26: Galaxy S3: Smart UnliData 2000 vs. Globe UnliSurf 2499

The SRP of the Galaxy S3 directly competes with the HTC One X so it should be interesting to see how the sales of these two units fare. We’ve seen the S2 trump the HTC Sensation before and we’re predicting the S3 will make a repeat performance this year.

Samsung Galaxy S3 in the flesh, first impressions
Unboxing the Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300

46 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy S3 launched, priced at Php32,990”

  1. chuful
    Twitter: kenito024
    says:

    guys, available daw ang prepaid units sa globe for 29,990?
    Nabasa ko kasi sa post ng isang rep sa facebook…

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150851938564748&set=a.10150604697349748.392880.30433734747&type=1

    Comment ni Luna go kay jasmin smith

    Totoo ba yan?

  2. Dinah says:

    I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 from media markt in Spain for nearly the same price. it is the best smartphone I´ve ever had so far. a lot better than iphone 4s

    • chuful
      Twitter: kenito024
      says:

      Dinah,

      kamusta naman ang multitasking?
      kapag lahat ng apps nakasara, (standby mode) ilan ang RAM na nagagamit?

  3. db says:

    Hi Yuga,

    Do you know if Sun will release S3 as well?

    Thanks,

  4. db says:

    Hi Sir Abe,

    Do you know if Sun Cellular will release S3 as well?

    Thanks,

  5. drew says:

    well Its better to buy your S3 in the middleast, for whatever reasons, S3 prices are cheaper, i just bought mine for only 24k php if i will convert it from dirhams to php

  6. Aden Kaye says:

    Just got my unit last June 11 from Samsung, Mall of Asia and I must say that I’ve been enjoying it a lot lately meanwhile my brother who had his birthday on the same day got the HTC one X instead.

  7. Abs
    Twitter: mookies_groove
    says:

    Wow, it’s really exxpensive to buy them in pinas. i can get that phone fore 2750 php MAX back here.

  8. Travis says:

    I recently applied for a plan at globe and they said the handset is still on pre-order? What the heck is happening here? I thought the device is already released about 3 weeks ago??

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