UK Retailer Pegs Black Galaxy S III for October Launch

When Samsung's Galaxy S III launched earlier this year, the phone was available in two colours: ceramic white and pebble blue. Not too long ago, AT&T got an exclusive red version of the phone, and the last few weeks have brought rumours that a black model is in the works. Last week, UK retailer Expansys put the black model up for pre-order. Today, another UK retailer, Clove.co.uk, seems to have confirmed its existance.

Several websites cite Clove as saying the black Galaxy S III will be available in October. Clove seems to have removed any mention of a release date from its Black Galaxy S III page, though. At time of writing, there was just a form to fill out if you wanted to be notified of availability. However, the retailer does still list the phone as having 64GB of storage. This means the black Galaxy S III will have double the storage of the blue and white models of GSIII. These are only available in 16GB and 32GB iterations.

Clove doesn't have any details on pricing at the moment, but we're assuming it'll be a bit more expensive than the blue or white models based on that bump in storage. It's not yet clear if this black model will be exclusive to the UK market, but we'll let you know if we hear anything about availability elsewhere in the world.

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  • assasin32
    64gb model now the only question is will it be $100 or $200 more than the 32gb model. I find it insane how much you end up paying most times for the increase in storage on phones, I am looking at you Apple.
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  • halcyon
    I have an iPhone IVs with 64gb of storage. It's way overkill ...for me....and my phones lack of Flash and comparatively smallish screen have finally begun to overtake its great simplicity. I may have to leave the V alone in favor of something with a better screen and Flash. Too bad the Razor Max's screen leaves a lot to be desired.
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  • house70
    HalcyonI have an iPhone IVs with 64gb of storage. It's way overkill ...for me....and my phones lack of Flash and comparatively smallish screen have finally begun to overtake its great simplicity. I may have to leave the V alone in favor of something with a better screen and Flash. Too bad the Razor Max's screen leaves a lot to be desired.

    The Maxx is a year old, but even back then, the screen was not something to behold. The SGS3 has a great screen and storage, including microSD card support. You could easily get a 16 or 32 Gb version and complement it with some extra storage with a card, should you need it. At least you get the flexibility to do so, unlike, for instance, iPhone or OneX. The Galaxy Nexus did not have additional storage, either, but that is also an old phone.
    Personally, I am waiting to see the next generation of Nexus phones (rumor has it, there will be more than one). In that case, whichever manufacturer comes out with the features you're looking for, you still get a Nexus.
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