Jun 15th, 2012

A June 20th launch date that was to see the Samsung Galaxy S III released on Canadian carriers including TELUS, Bell, Rogers, SaskTel,Virgin Mobile, and more can be erased from the calendar, as the Korean mobile giant has informed Canada-centric tech blog MobileSyrup of release delays. Samsung is chalking up the delay, which pushes the phone’s release back to June 27th, to “unprecedented global demand,” but we have to wonder if other factors such as issues with the device’s Pebble Blue finish are to blame.

The announcement also raises the question as to whether or not release dates south of the Canadian border might be affected. Apparent delays in Verizon’s ship date of the device suggest this may be the case. Or perhaps Canada is getting the short end of the stick as production is focused on churning out more GS3 units for the US launch of the highly-anticpated smartphone. Reports of Snapdragon S4 component shortages could also be to blame.

All speculation on how this announcement affects the US launch of the Galaxy S III aside, Canadians with the phone on pre-order will now have the pleasure of waiting out another week before finally being able to get their hands on the device of their dreams.

[via MobileSyrup]

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