Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III, but the smartphone will come with a steep price to pay for Americans who don’t want to wait.
Though the 4.8-inch-screen Android phone is set to release in Europe next week, its U.S. arrival is further away. If you want the phone now, you can pre-order from Amazon, but it will cost you $799.99.
First off, the phone will not run on Verizon or Sprint networks due to incompatible technology, and though the phone can make calls on T-Mobile’s network, it won’t be able to connect to high-speed data, according to PCWorld.
That leaves AT&T as the only major U.S. network that Amazon’s Galaxy S IIIs will work on, but the phone cannot run on its 4G LTE network.
So if you use AT&T, you don’t mind using a phone incapable of running the fastest speeds available, you don’t want to wait and you don’t mind paying $800, pre-ordering your Galaxy S III from Amazon makes sense.
But if you wait a little longer, you will likely be able to choose your network for the Galaxy S III for and pay hundreds of dollars less.