Samsung Galaxy S3 release on Verizon delayed again

Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3's release has been plagued by numerous delays

The latest offering in Samsung's flagship line of Android smartphones, the Galaxy S3, has been delayed yet again for release on Verizon.

The new Verizon Galaxy S3 release date is June 12.

The Galaxy S3 was initially meant for a mid-late June U.S. release on most major carriers, but on June 21 it was announced that it would be delayed on all four (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon).

At the time, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S3 release was pushed back from the already-late July 9 a single day to July 10.

Now that the Galaxy S3 release date for the other three major carriers has come to pass, it's surprising that Verizon's Galaxy S3 has been delayed yet again.

TechRadar reached out to Verizon for comment, but the company has yet to respond.

Expect the Galaxy S3 on July 12 starting at $199

Verizon's Samsung Galaxy S3 is now releasing July 12, starting at $199 for the 16GB version and $249 for the 32GB model with a two-year contract.

But some sites are reporting that customers who pre-ordered the phone have already received it, further muddying the Verizon Galaxy S3's release.

TechRadar recently pitted the Samsung Galaxy S3 against its biggest competitors, Apple's iPhone 4S and HTC's One X.

The Galaxy S3 sports a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display, Qualcomm S4 processor, 8MP camera, and 2100mAh battery.

The Android 4.0 smartphone also features NFC capabilities, facial recognition to track users' eye movements, and voice controls mimicking the Apple iPhone 4S's Siri.

Exciting features like true multitasking (watching a video in one corner while texting or surfing the web in another, for example) make it extremely attractive when compared to its biggest competitor, Apple's iPhone 4S.

And Apple's attempts to have the Galaxy S3 banned in the U.S. have so far been unsuccessful.

Maybe that's why Samsung predicted the Galaxy S3 will sell 10 million units in July. With every version set to finally be release by July 12, they might even reach that goal.

Michael Rougeau

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.