Canadian Galaxy S III launch delayed until June 27
Canadians hoping to get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S III on June 20 will have to wait a little bit longer. That’s right; the launch of the most anticipated Android device to land in Canada has been delayed. Samsung has announced that due to unprecedented demand for the Galaxy S III, the device will now launch on June 27 in Canada, instead of the previous date of June 20.
In a statement to Mobile Syrup, Samsung had this to say in regards to the 7-day delay for our neighbors up north:
“Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.”
In addition to the statement to Mobile Syrups, Samsung also made made short announcement via Twitter (which you can read below).
So, if you’re in Canada and are patiently waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S III, hang in there. Before you know it, June 27 will be here.
Due to unprecedented demand, our launch of GALAXY S III will happen June 27th, rather than June 20th. Thanks for your understanding.
— Samsung Canada (@SamsungCanada) June 15, 2012
via Mobile Syrup