On May 29th, Samsung and its partners will finally make the new Galaxy S III smartphone available for purchase on the market in the UK, after registering increased interest in the device during the pre-order period.
The handset will land in the country both via third-party retailers and on the networks of various wireless carriers, while also being sold via Samsung’s own retail locations.
Leading vendor The Carphone Warehouse will be among those to launch the device on day one, and it is currently reporting increased interest in the device.
The company says that thousands of users have reserved the new mobile phone the first day it was put up for pre-order, and that the overall number has exceeded expectations.
“The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse,” Graham Stapleton, CCO of Carphone Warehouse, reportedly
No specific number was made official, but the retailer plans on having the handset available at 800 locations around the UK, which suggests that interest in it is high. Galaxy S III
will be delivered to those who pre-ordered it from selected stores on May 29th, and it will arrive in the hands of other users only the next day, on May 30th.
Last week, Samsung let slip that pre-orders for the device topped 9 million units
all around the world, yet those orders came from retailers and partner carriers, and not from end users.
Even so, the new smartphone is expected to prove the fastest selling Samsung device to date soon after launch.
It arrives on shelves with a large 4.8-inch touchscreen display, complemented by a quad-core application processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB (32GB and 64GB models too) of internal memory, complemented by a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 64GB of additional storage. The handset
sports an 8-megapixel camera on the back, with full HD video recording capabilities, and it runs under Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI loaded on top.