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Retailer Expansys says unlocked black Samsung Galaxy S III to be available October 24th

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Retailer Expansys says unlocked black Samsung Galaxy S III to be available October 24th
The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available unlocked and in black on Wednesday

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available unlocked and in black on Wednesday

Did Samsung release its flagship Android phone too soon? At the time the device launched, OEMs had a choice of LTE connectivity or quad-core chips. Of course, in the modern times we now live in (a few months later) the quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 allows smartphone owners to have the best of both worlds. The U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III offers dual-core power, but does have LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM. The international version offers a quad-core Exynos 4412 processor and 1GB of RAM.

It is the international version that is going to be available unlocked in black starting on Wednesday. The phone originally launched in Marble White or Pebble Blue and some new colors have been added over time. Expansys will have the unlocked, black Samsung Galaxy S III priced at 409.99 GBP ($657 USD). We're not sure if this price includes VAT, but what's the difference? You're getting a black Samsung Galaxy S III! AT&T or T-Mobile customers will be able to use the device in the states. The question is, are you so much better off having a black model of the phone with a quad-core processor that you are willing to skip on LTE connectivity and 2GB of RAM?

source: Exynos via Phandroid

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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:14 1

1. Fayeznoor (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Nov 2011)


Its already available in Pakistan , i saw one and its ugly...the black is shiny black. looks like cheap chinese replicas. Brown and Titanium Grey are gorgeous.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:52

12. Hemlocke (unregistered)


The black has been available on Newegg for more than a week because I looked at one. I got my garnet SGS3 for about $70 less, and it is a much better looking phone.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:33

2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010 (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


it's also available in egypt by vodafone and it's sim free

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:42

3. khurram87 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)


It's available in Dubai for almost a month now! Phonearena we expect better n up to date journalism from you!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:47

4. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I have the black international, and its Rooted, overclocked to 1.8Mhz with CM10JB.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:30

10. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


damn, how do you run angry birds on it, let alone android?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:33

11. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Just reflash it. Just takes 2minutes. Rom Manager.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:49

5. evil_slayer (Posts: 50; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)


yeah its also available in jordan in all its colors including black
i think its 460JD(647$)

it looks good on the front but its doesn't look good on the back(the texture made in blue version is not there...like the white version)
grey & brown & blue look better IMO

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:49

6. JunitoNH (Posts: 987; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


$657 they are crazy. For God sakes is just a phone. I mean is just a phone, don't care if it's Samsung, Apple, Htc or cranberry. These devices shouldn't be more than $350.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 14:59 1

7. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


nobody's forcing you to buy it. Apple's phones are more expensive sim free, and if you want a good phone unlocked for under $350, the Gnexus is always there for you

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:40

8. StreetNerd (Posts: 722; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


dont cry.... $657 is nothing..... its atleast $150 cheaper thn in europe....

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 15:47

9. DLUVPARMAR (Posts: 50; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


Latest news...LUMIA 920-43000 n 820-20000 available in India tomorrow...stay tuned...NOKIA INDIA OFFICIAL...

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