For those of you who are one of the millions who have pre-ordered their Samsung Galaxy S3, you may want to pay attention. Several versions of the third generation phone will be delayed due to manufacturing problems.
There was speculation overnight, when it became apparent that the mobile network Vodafone in the UK wouldn’t be able to deliver all of the S3 devices that have been ordered on time. And now Samsung have confirmed that this delay isn’t limited to the one network. Other retailers such as O2, Orange and T Mobile have confirmed that they too will be effected.
A Vodafone spokesperson said that while the customers who ordered the white version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 would get theirs on the day of launch, those who asked for the other colours aren’t so lucky. “we’ve been advised of shipping delays for the 32GB marble white and the 16 and 32GB pebble blue versions.”
O2 have also said near enough the same thing: “Samsung has said there is a worldwide shortage of blue Samsung Galaxy S3s so they will be available in extremely limited numbers.”
“In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy S3 to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue versions is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks,” Samsung said in a statement.
An estimated 9 million pre-orders have been put in for the Samsung Galaxy S3 worldwide, making it the most in demand phone of 2012 so far.
In the mean time the retailers have all sent messages of reassurance to their customers, stating that they are all working closely with Samsung to make sure each customer gets the phone they desired as soon as possible.