By Stephen Schenck | May 24, 2012 6:59 PM
European markets are set to start selling Samsung’s Galaxy S III in just about a week. Beyond that, we’ve been looking for details on how the smartphone’s North American launch might go down. We’re expecting the GS3 to become available on US carriers sometime in June, but so far haven’t had much luck narrowing things down to a specific date. As we await a new leak that might give us some insight into carriers’ plans for the phone, some new info arrives that looks to shed some light on the handset’s situation in Canada.
According to the screenshot above, multiple Canadian carriers may be anticipating the Galaxy S III to arrive on June 20. That’s an interesting date to go with, since at least some Canadian have specifically mentioned the phone arriving sometime this summer (and others saying the GS3 would get here “in time for” summer), which formally starts this year on June 20.
While the carriers depicted in this leak don’t make up an exhaustive list of the Canadian networks that are expecting the GS3, if this many major players are looking forward to it for June 20, it seems likely that it will act as a de facto national launch date.
It’s not directly mentioned here, but rumors suggest that pre-orders for the GS3 in Canada will start-up next week, on May 30, presumably when this image is to be officially deployed.