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Galaxy S III Breaks Pre-order Records with UK Vendors

By - Source: The Inquirer | B 23 comments

We don't have official numbers worldwide, but we do know it's a record breaker in the UK.

Just last week, there was a rumor that Samsung had already gotten a massive nine million pre-orders for the Galaxy S III. While we don't yet know if that number is accurate, we do know that the phone is selling extremely well in the United Kingdom, where it is scheduled to launch late next week.

According to the Inquirer, Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets is doing very, very well in the UK. Though the phone has not yet launched, it's apparently breaking pre-order records across the pond. The Inq cites Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse representatives as saying its a record breaker. A Carphone Warehouse spokesperson yesterday revealed that the GSIII is the most pre-ordered phone of 2012, and Vodafone? Well, Vodafone goes one step further and says the Galaxy S III is the network's most pre-ordered Android phone ever.

"With over a week to go until launch, it's already the most pre-ordered Android device we've brought into our smartphone line-up to date and our limited time offer of 2GB of mobile data and 100 free music tracks is being snapped up."

The Galaxy S III was announced in the first week of May after a months-long build up. The device boasts a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 1280 x 720 display; a quad-core Exynos processor; 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera on the back with a 1.9-megpixel affair up front; Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top and new gesture functions to improve navigation; and HSPA+ support. Samsung is also working on an LTE model for the United States, which will also reportedly have a dual-core CPU instead of the quad-core Exynos that powers the international model.

The phone will launch on May 29 and is scheduled for release later this summer in North America.

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    del35 , May 24, 2012 10:10 AM
    If I get this phone it has to be unlocked and rooted. Have it on my radar. Just enjoying my Samsung Galaxy S2 these days, and waiting for Apple to release the iPhone 5 so I can have a few laughs.... Then I will pounce on the SGS 3, but might get the Japanese version with 2 gig of ram. The version planned for the US only has 1 gig of ram like the SGS2; on a positive note, that is certainly not as terrible as the fat and clunky iPhone 4s jail with its meager 512 meg of ram and that trashy siri.

    Heard that Apple is planning to invent the 4 inch screen when it comes out with the iPhone 5. Magical innovation indeed.






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    Kryan , May 24, 2012 9:50 AM
    I'm with the guy above me....the colour chuices are a little off-putting. So is the size...I mean I realise the hardware needs its space, but really? THAT big? The HTC One S is the limit for me, size-wise. But I can't/won't get that due to it's closed battery and no mem card slot...points where the SIII excels...

    AHHHH I need them to release MY perfect phone!
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    del35 , May 24, 2012 10:10 AM
    If I get this phone it has to be unlocked and rooted. Have it on my radar. Just enjoying my Samsung Galaxy S2 these days, and waiting for Apple to release the iPhone 5 so I can have a few laughs.... Then I will pounce on the SGS 3, but might get the Japanese version with 2 gig of ram. The version planned for the US only has 1 gig of ram like the SGS2; on a positive note, that is certainly not as terrible as the fat and clunky iPhone 4s jail with its meager 512 meg of ram and that trashy siri.

    Heard that Apple is planning to invent the 4 inch screen when it comes out with the iPhone 5. Magical innovation indeed.






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    intelx , May 24, 2012 10:22 AM
    im gonna wait until apple releases their new magical 4 inch screen... the screen size that has been available in the market for 3 years, but when apple does it its somehow new innovation and magical, and then buy the s3, price is too high for now
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    suoeno , May 24, 2012 10:27 AM
    To me the SIII didn't really fix my current I9100G gripes apart from probably snazzier SW features. A smaller nm processed but still A9 gen Exynos quad and an OC'ed Mali 400MP (correct me if I'm wrong here because that's what I got from Anandtech's preview) are asking for too much of a premium. Still the same crap single loudspeaker that's weaker than the low end SE Live, that ridiculous Corby-ish plastic back and above all the same Samsung "gold" standard of timely official firmware revisions. My I9100G are still w/o ICS this very minute!

    I'd rather wait for any S4 Krait quad based Note killer (well if Samsung have this in the pipes..) or move on to HTC.
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    digiex , May 24, 2012 11:06 AM
    It has more resolution than my netbook!
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    elcentral , May 24, 2012 11:30 AM
    cool and epic but its a little to big screen for me as well, id rather go 7"asus tegra 3 and a smaller mobile. im probebly getting the next samsung but for now im going for nokia 808 this time. i dont play with my mobile eny-how only gps photos and work/calls.
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    beardguy , May 24, 2012 12:47 PM
    This phone looks sweet, but the screen is too big for my taste.

    I just made the switch from iPhone to Android and it kicks ass :)  Honestly, Apple needs to catch up with these new Android phones with the iPhone 5.
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    house70 , May 24, 2012 2:20 PM
    LOL at the 3 trolls above... Serious cases of own bile poisoning.

    This phone is the one to get from Samsung. HTC already came up with their OneX... waiting for Moto to see their answer.
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2012 2:41 PM
    i'll just stay with my galaxy nexus lol
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    Anonymous , May 24, 2012 2:51 PM
    I'll just stay with my iPhone 4 and wait for the 5, which will undoubtedly be much better than this turd.
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    GangstaChamp21 , May 24, 2012 3:19 PM
    I got one.
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    GangstaChamp21 , May 24, 2012 3:19 PM
    I mean pre-ordered.
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    nebun , May 24, 2012 3:53 PM
    this one is way better than the one that Google got from Samsung...what a shame
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    nocteratus , May 24, 2012 5:02 PM
    I have an iphone 4 and the contract will be over in summer 2013. Anyway the S3 is supposed to be only dual-core in North America, I'll wait for a quad core phone maybe the S4 next year will be the one I'll get instead of going for the iphone 5.

    If the S3 comes with a quad core then I'll think about getting it sooner.
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    happyballz , May 24, 2012 6:41 PM
    suoenoTo me the SIII didn't really fix my current I9100G gripes apart from probably snazzier SW features. A smaller nm processed but still A9 gen Exynos quad and an OC'ed Mali 400MP (correct me if I'm wrong here because that's what I got from Anandtech's preview) are asking for too much of a premium. Still the same crap single loudspeaker that's weaker than the low end SE Live, that ridiculous Corby-ish plastic back and above all the same Samsung "gold" standard of timely official firmware revisions. My I9100G are still w/o ICS this very minute!I'd rather wait for any S4 Krait quad based Note killer (well if Samsung have this in the pipes..) or move on to HTC.



    You getting things mixed up... Exynos is a system on chip that now has quad A9's at 1.4Ghz in 32nm (S2 had dual cores at 1.2Ghz in 45nm) and Mali400MP in S3 runs memory at 400Mhz the old mali ran at around 266Mhz. GPU overall between gen 1 and 2 has almost doubled in performance even though they share the same name.

    Japanese version will have 2GB memory but a dual processor of newer revision and higher Ghz (s4 snapdragon) and probably a mediocre Adreno 225 GPU. I really doubt it will have the new upcoming adreno 320 that quad snapdragons suppose to have.


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    blackened144 , May 24, 2012 7:19 PM
    suoenoTo me the SIII didn't really fix my current I9100G gripes apart from probably snazzier SW features. A smaller nm processed but still A9 gen Exynos quad and an OC'ed Mali 400MP (correct me if I'm wrong here because that's what I got from Anandtech's preview) are asking for too much of a premium. Still the same crap single loudspeaker that's weaker than the low end SE Live, that ridiculous Corby-ish plastic back and above all the same Samsung "gold" standard of timely official firmware revisions. My I9100G are still w/o ICS this very minute!I'd rather wait for any S4 Krait quad based Note killer (well if Samsung have this in the pipes..) or move on to HTC.

    Only the UK versions these people ordered with have the A9 based quad core.. Those of us in the US are supposed to have the dual core S4 Krait..
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    del35 , May 24, 2012 9:48 PM
    Quote:
    im gonna wait until apple releases their new magical 4 inch screen... the screen size that has been available in the market for 3 years.


    MP3 players were in the market for years before the release of the iPod, but most iZombs believe Apple invented the MP3 player.
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