Mobile phone users in the UK who were looking forward to purchase the 64GB flavor of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will be disappointed to learn that the handset has been canceled.
Initially announced along with the 16GB and 32GB flavors, the 64GB variant of Galaxy S III is nowhere to be seen.
However, UK retailer Clove did promise a few months ago that it would make the device available for its customers, and had even started taking pre-orders for it several weeks back.
Users who head over to its website to place orders on the smartphone, however, will learn that the device is no longer planned for launch.
“A few weeks ago we made the Samsung Galaxy SIII Black 64GB available to pre-order, with the intention of ranging it should the demand be high enough,” Clove notes in a recent blog post.
“Unfortunately the number of pre-orders that we received did not meet the minimum required to bring stock into the UK, so we will not be ranging the handset.”
The handset was listed as available for pre-order at £600 (around $960 / €740), unlocked and SIM-free, all dressed up in black.
At the moment, users are offered the possibility to register to receive updates on when the 64GB model might hit shelves, yet chances are that this will never happen.
With a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen on the front, a 1.4GHz quad-core processor packed inside and 1GB of RAM, Galaxy S III was seen as one of the most appealing devices released this year.
The handset was released with an 8-megapixel photo snapper on the back, capable of recording videos in full HD resolution, as well as with a 1.9-megapixel camera on the front for making video calls.
The smartphone also packs a microSD memory card slot (with support for up to 64GB of external storage), as well as Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, built-in GPS receiver, MicroUSB port, 3.5mm audio jack, and the like.
Launched running under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and with a nice range of Google and Samsung apps loaded on it), it has already started to receive an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.