Samsung blames blue Galaxy S III delay on lofty standards

May 29, 2012
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If you're excited about getting your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone and have been wondering what the hold up with the blue version is Samsung is offering an answer. The color is called Pebble Blue and Samsung had some quality control issues with the new color and its special coating, which are causing the delay. The delay is currently 2 to 3 weeks out on the blue version while the white version should be available.

Samsung told retailer MobileFun, "In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy SIII to customers. A short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions." Last week, reports that surfaced that an error had forced Samsung to throw away hundreds of thousands of blue casings.

The 16 GB white version of the S III is expected to be available this week. Some retailers are warning that unlike devices may ship as many as two days later than expected. It could be towards the end of June before the blue version of the smartphone is available.

“Samsung’s Galaxy SIII Pebble Blue version comes with a newly invented blue color and special hyper-glaze material.

In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy SIII to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks.

Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue colored devices as soon as possible.”

[via SlashGear]


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