With a larger-than-life 4.8” Super AMOLED HD display, a quad-core Exynos chip, 1GB of RAM (2GB in some variants), 8 MP / 2MP optics and being based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone – the Galaxy S III – is undoubtedly amongst the most powerful smartphones available today. It’s selling like hotcakes too, with over 10 million units sold in just two months since release (that’s about 190,000 units sold every day).
Now, let’s discuss the Galaxy S III’s design a little bit. A report from May suggested that the Galaxy S III was designed by lawyers in order to avoid any patent infringement issues from Apple. Apple’s claims against Samsung involved smartphones with a rectangular shape, uniformly rounded edges, a front surface dominated by a display with black borders with equal spacing etc. etc.
To combat that, the Galaxy S III has corners that are not uniformly rounded, borders surrounding the display aren’t equally spaced and the front isn’t dominated with a display having black borders (Galaxy S III only comes in Pebble Blue and Marble White) – it’s a asymmetric blob of a design that is a complete turn-off for many.
Now, with a distinctly different design nailed down, we reported two days ago that Samsung was looking to introduce a third color: Black. Today we’ve come across the confirmation of that news from Phandroid – an Android-related blog – which, in turn, received the confirmation from MobileFun, an online smartphone retailer.
The page for the black Galaxy S III is up on MobileFun’s website. It isn’t available for delivery at the moment, but it “should” be in stock within 4-6 weeks. Internally, this Galaxy S III will be exactly the same as the Pebble Blue and Marble White International Version GT-i9300 Galaxy S III model.
Although I’m sure it won’t convince people to sell off their current Galaxy S III to get the black model, it will – in my opinion – become the most popular color for newer customers. I find black to be a better color since it gets out of the way when watching videos.
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