Citing “unprecedented global demand”, Samsung announced Friday that the release of the Galaxy S3 smartphone will be pushed back until June 27.
Originally, the smartphone was supposed to go on sale in Canada on June 20.
According to media reports, the Galaxy S3 has broken sales records for Samsung in markets it is already released in.
Below is the original statement from Samsung:
Due to unprecedented global demand for the highly anticipated Samsung GALAXY S III, with more than 9 million carrier pre-orders to date, the date of availability for purchase of this device in Canada, is now June 27th. In advance of the GALAXY S III availability date, most carriers and retailers are offering customers the chance to register on-line for updates, and some partners are offering their customers the option to pre-order the Galaxy S III. We expect any shortages to be short lived as we ramp up production to meet this unprecedented global demand.