More details have now emerged regarding Samsung’s latest Galaxy S III device; notably when it will release, and how much it’ll cost. Given that it is – without doubt – one of the most eagerly-awaited Android releases this year, those waiting to get their hands on it will be pleased to learn that it will release in just over two weeks’ time, on June 1st, and cost $799 unsubsidized.
Along with the One X from HTC, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone sets a precedent in terms of hardware specifications of mainstream devices. With a processor many notebooks would be proud of and a Super AMOLED HD display, the innards of the Korean electronic giant’s latest export cannot be argued with. Having said that, despite only being announced earlier this month, it has already faced a barrage of "ugly" jibes, whilst also coming under scrutiny for being designed by the lawyers, as opposed to the design team.
Apple vs. Samsung in the courtroom over patent issues has become something of a spectator sport, but aside from the metallic band circulated the edge of the new device, there’s nothing present to arouse the suspicion of Apple’s lawyers. While this can only mean more harmonious relations between the two influential companies, it may have also robbed consumers of what was expected to be a visually stunning device – ceramic finish and all.
Despite the varied opinion, though, there will be plenty of consumers itching to get their hands on the device when it releases, and as well as the price and release date, Amazon’s ever-reliable pre-order info informs that a blue and white model will be available from day one. The $799 price tag is for the 16GB model, so those looking for extra stock storage space, the 32GB will certainly cost a little more.
A 64GB model is on the cards, although as Samsung noted at the device’s announcement, those looking for the larger model will have to wait a little while, since it will not be available from the word go.
If you’re eager to get your hands on the Galaxy S III, then follow the links at the bottom of this post to pre-order your device via Amazon.
Personally, I’ll be opting for the HTC One X, which looks a great deal better, and given that it’s also cheaper, there’s no competition from Samsung on this occasion, from whom I expected a bit more from.