Mobile Phones :Samsung Galaxy S3 Delay Confirmed By Mobile Phones Direct, 2 Week Wait Expected For Blue Model
UK retailer Mobile Phones Direct has also confirmed recent fears to consumers today, stating the blue variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will indeed be delayed beyond its original 30th May launch date. The below e-mail has just been fired off to the many Sammy fans that pre-ordered
UK retailer Mobile Phones Direct has also confirmed recent fears to consumers today, stating the blue variant of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will indeed be delayed beyond its original 30th May launch date.
The below e-mail has just been fired off to the many Sammy fans that pre-ordered the eagerly awaited smartphone:
As you may have read in the media, Samsung are reported to have experienced production issues with the new Samsung Galaxy S3.
This has affected the date that stock was due to arrive into the UK and the availability date announced by Samsung of the 30th May – we have not at this time been given a firm stock delivery date by Samsung, but indications are that delivery may be delayed by around 7-14 days.
As you would expect and in fairness, we intend to supply the Galaxy S3 on a first-ordered, first-delivered basis once stock arrives.
We expect stock of the white Galaxy S3 to be less constrained than the blue, and we hope to dispatch a very limited amount of orders for the white Galaxy S3 on Friday of this week – those customers will receive a dispatch confirmation email once their order leaves our warehouse.
Please note that all Samsung retailers have been effected by this delay, and are advising their customers of the delay to their pre-orders of the Samsung Galaxy S3 – please do not cancel your order as you will not be able to obtain the Galaxy S3 elsewhere any quicker, and will lose your pre-order delivery slot.
We sincerely apologise on behalf of Samsung for this disappointing news – having seen and used the pre-production Samsung Galaxy S3 we can assure you that this short delay will be worth-while to receive one of the most eagerly anticipated and technically advanced smartphones of 2012.
Sad words, I think you’ll agree…
The reason for the delay? Earlier reports suggested that production errors with the casing for the blue model have delayed its release, causing memories of the protracted journey to stores for the white iPhone 4 many moons ago.
Fortunately, the Samsung Galaxy S3 issue looks to be a delay of mere weeks, rather than the near 9-month wait we had for the Apple device’s new hue.
Given that the blue model of the Galaxy S3 is by far the more popular according to uSwitch’s Mobile Tracker, a lot of people might have to keep themselves occupied in the sun before their shiny smartphones arrive…early reviews suggest that it is worth the wait.