updated 09:08 am EDT, Fri July 13, 2012
AT&T scores exclusive Galaxy S III in Garnet Red
AT&T has taken to its blog to boast that its exclusive Galaxy S III in Garnet Red will go up for pre-order this Sunday on its website or any AT&T company-owned retail store. It will be available for sale from any of its retail outlets from July 29. The special edition model was first hinted at when AT&T launched the Galaxy S III, but these are the first pictures of the new color scheme.
As with the 16GB Marble White and Pebble Blue models, it will retail for $199 on a new two-year plan. AT&T has not indicated whether it will become available with a 32GB option at this time, however, it can be expanded via its in-built microSD card slot by up to 32GB. It will continue to be powered by the same 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor used by Samsung and HTC for their current 4G flagship devices.
Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S III has proven to be a sales hit. While Samsung claimed that it had 9 million pre-orders ahead of its launch, analysts at JPMorgan estimate that the company actually only sold through 6.5 million of these. However, the same analysts expect that at its current shipment rates, Samsung will hit the 20 million sold milestone as soon as six-months from its release.