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 â€” 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.