Surprise Samsung Galaxy S3 shipping on Verizon

By Alan Ng - Jul 5, 2012

Verizon customers have had to wait a long time to get their hands on Samsung’s new prized asset, but as you have probably heard over the last few days, Verizon has now confirmed that the Galaxy S3 will be launching officially on July 10.

However, we’re hearing some very good news that some of you who pre-ordered early may be in line to receive your Galaxy S3 even sooner than the official launch date. A screenshot supplied by Droid-Life suggests that a handful of lucky owners will even be getting their shiny new handset this Thursday on July 5th.

So even though Verizon has slapped a July 10 date on the Galaxy S3, it is well worth checking your order status to see if Big Red has given you an earlier shipping date or not. Shipments are going to be handled by FedEx is seems so you should also receive a tracking number to find out where your lovely Galaxy S3 is located.

It’s not often we see situations like this where new Verizon smartphones actually arrive several days before their official launch date, so let’s hope that this is a trend that continues for other upcoming phones too. If you pre-ordered the Verizon Galaxy S3 a while ago, let us know what date you have been given on your invoice.

Are you scheduled to receive your phone before July 10th? Unfortunately, we’re also hearing that some of you have been given shipping notifications stating a July 11th date, which obviously isn’t too good. Let’s hope it is good news for all of you.

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