With the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launching recently as the company’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III is ready to head to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile prepaid networks. Both Sprint-owned carriers confirmed that they will offer the phone to their customers in the not so distant future. Boost and Virgin are expected to release the phone in June. More details on availability and pricing will be known closer to the launch date.
Samsung Galaxy S III on Prepaid Network
It is worth mentioning that both Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are prepaid carriers. It means that the Galaxy S III will come with the advantage of no contract. On the other hand, you will not be entitled to any subsidy and you will have to pay full price for the phone. With this in mind, be prepared for the handset to be priced higher than what you are accustomed to see on other carriers.
Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile versions of the phone will not differ from the Samsung Galaxy S III released so far on other networks. The phone sports a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor. The device is equipped with two cameras – an 8-megapixel unit on the back and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera. Other features include a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, NFC. The phone runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will be bundled with a set of wired earbuds.
The Samsung Galaxy S III will be paired with affordable plans on both carriers. Boost Mobile customers will have the Android Monthly Unlimited option available for $55 per month. Virgin Mobile subscribers can match the phone up with a no-contract plan for as low as $35 per month.