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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.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

46 Responses

  1. Avatar for Travis 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??

  2. Avatar for Abs Abs says:

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

  3. Avatar for Aden Kaye 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.

  4. Avatar for drew 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

  5. Avatar for db db says:

    Hi Sir Abe,

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

    Thanks,

  6. Avatar for db db says:

    Hi Yuga,

    Do you know if Sun will release S3 as well?

    Thanks,

  7. Avatar for Dinah 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…

    • Avatar for chuful chuful says:

      Dinah,

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

  8. Avatar for chuful chuful 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=1015085*****64748&set=a.1015060*****49748.392880.30433734747&type=1

    Comment ni Luna go kay jasmin smith

    Totoo ba yan?

  9. Avatar for joseph joseph says:

    hi guys got my galaxy s3 already here in qatar for about 2 weeks now. my previous phone was samsung wave(1st one), and i was amazed with the performance i saw the performance of htc one x and the design. Some people say its cheap looking but in person i dont think it is and once you have a grab of it it feels really solid no cracking sound unlike the samsung wave steel back cover, Battery life it last for about 1 1/2 days with heavy use since at work i have wifi it is the only chance to download unlimited music and movies and movies, anyway for those who want to purchase this device you will not regret. Cheers

  10. Avatar for supertoblerone supertoblerone says:

    @roxanne, yes it is SGd240 worth of freebies yun sa first 1000 buyers. Almost SGD1000 ang price dito. parang same lang din dyan sa manila.

  11. Avatar for Clark Clark says:

    The htc one x cost about 29,000. I thought the 32GB cost 32,990 and the 16 will be same as the price of the one x (more or less) I think the price for the 16 GB is too much. But I will still buy this device.

  12. Avatar for tc27 tc27 says:

    i was thinking if i should upgrade from my s2 to this phone but when i looked on the dimensions, this phone slightly bigger and i want a phone that is more pocketable but has the same goodies as this phone. im now considering the sony nxt phones due to their size but the lack of card slot and the os is making me think back.

  13. Avatar for supertoblerone supertoblerone says:

    I went to official launching for S3 in Somerset, SIngapore. Ang haba ng pila.. first 1000 will get freebies like smart cover, stand and etc.. worth SGD240. I went late so I didnt get it. Sayang… I am using it now and so far am happy! sobrang bilis at sobrang ganda ng phone na to… :) I prefer pebble blue pero di pa sya available kasi may issue daw ang back cover ng pebble blue so its gonna be delayed for 2 weeks.. arrgg.. but am still happy with the white kasi kamatch nya ang iPad 3 ko. First time ko mag android, ang ganda pala! lol!

    • Avatar for roxanne roxanne says:

      hi.. would like to know if the sgd40 is the worth of freebies of those 1st 1000 who bought it? i doubt if its for the fon kz parang sobrang mura :) btw, how much retail price jan if I may ask.. thanks

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