“Samsung have just confirmed a delay on the arrival of the first stock,” that will include the White Marble version of the Galaxy S III a slight delay, prior to early announcement that the Pebble Blue version of the handset will be available until next week.
The delay on the Pebble Blue version was reported due to manufacturing issue where the company had to scrap thousands of blue casings. On the other hand, there’s no word on what caused the delay on the white version of the handset.
UPDATE 12 NOON CST: A Vodafone UK spokesperson has updated us with the following statement via SlashGear:
“All customers who have pre-ordered the white 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy SIII should expect to receive their new phone on the UK launch date, 30 May.
However, we’ve been advised of shipping delays for the 32GB marble white and the 16 and 32GB pebble blue versions.
We’re working closely with Samsung to ensure devices reach our customers as soon as possible and will be contacting them directly to advise them on their order’s progress.
The Galaxy SIII has already become the most pre-ordered device to join our line-up and we’re as keen as our customers are to get it into their hands as soon as possible.” – Vodafone UK Spokesperson
Here’s another email update from Clove, that updates customers who pre-ordered the GS3 for potential new delays.
“We are contacting you today regarding your order for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Blue.
News from Samsung has confirmed a delay in the arrival of the first stock. This has been delayed until what we understand to be next week, but this is still to be confirmed.
Your order will be held in preparation for the stock arriving and as soon as it does, your order will be shipped and a notification sent to you by email.
Please be aware that this delay is outside of our control and stems from Samsung. We are simply passing on the most accurate information we have.
It is in our interest to ship orders as soon as we can and we would love to ship yours sooner if we could.”