64GB Samsung Galaxy S III possibly canceled due to weak demand (not really)
posted by Nick T. / Jul 17, 2012, 10:55 PM
Reportedly, Samsung is not going to release the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III model as online orders are now being cancelled. Word comes from an Expansys customer in the U.K. who is said to have received a message informing him that the manufacturer "has decided not to release the unit".
That is not necessarily earth-shattering news, however. After all, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a microSD card slot, so a user who demands extra storage can always purchase a microSD card separately. Besides, doing so would cost less than getting a 64GB model anyway. Perhaps Samsung has decided that the demand for 64GB of on-board storage is not sufficient to justify producing the model.
In the U.S., carriers are stocked on the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III, but a 32GB model is a bit harder to get, while the 64GB one is nowhere to be found. The latter model is not listed on BestBuy or Amazon either, as we discovered. Overseas, some third-party retailers are still accepting pre-orders for the 64GB Galaxy S III, although it won't be surprising if the device gets removed from their listings in the near future.
Samsung has yet to announce officially whether the 64GB Galaxy S III will ever see the light of day or not, but given the evidence, chances of that happening aren't too high. But is anyone really bothered by that? Let us know what you think by dropping a comment.
source: GSM Arena
UPDATE: Samsung has spoken on the matter: "The 64GB model of the GALAXY S III will be available during the second half of this year. The market availability and timing may vary and will be determined at the time of release." Note that we still don't know whether the 64GB model will be sold through U.S. carriers.
source: Samsung via Android Central
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)
Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012
64GB with 64 MicroSD, that's like half of my current netbook.. Dayymmn.. but if I could, why not? although I'll be happy with just the 16GB with a 16/32GB card..
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 11:40 PM 8
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My thinking is that if they offered the 64 and I put a 64 card in there, I could finally make my phone a legitimate all-in-one music device.. 32+64 is close, but usually i want about 100 to get the majority of what I want with me at all times.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 8:13 AM 0
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haha, then you can still stick a thumbdrive, too.. Or even a 500GB external hard disk! :O geez, I can't imagine the potential memory space for this beast.. It really puts my netbook in shame.. *Flip table*
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 9:47 AM 0
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Maybe if the prices were more inline with a phone and not a computer...
posted on Jul 17, 2012, 11:49 PM 1
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I would order 64GB Galaxy Nexus with his newest Android JB...
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 12:01 AM 5
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I wouldn't say weak demand PhoneArena. I would say people don't want to spend that much more on internal storage when 16-32GB is just fine considering they can always buy a 32-64gb micro SD card.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 12:32 AM 3
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I tried to get a 32 GB model from T-Mobile but they were all sold out. So now I'm the happy owner of a blue 16 GB Galaxy S3. I would've waited till more were available, but at the time I was talking with retention and she offered me the 16 GB model for $290 after tax and activation, instant rebate factored into that price AND a $200 account credit. So where I originally was appalled at the $280 after $50 mail in, I got it for $90 out the door. I couldn't say no. The deal was such a steal. I'm glad I talked with them before just switching to Verizon. I've always loved T-Mobile but I wanted the bigger network and faster LTE speeds because out in the country while traveling being on the 60 Kbps T-Mobile 2G network is REALLY slow, at least Verizon has 500 Kbps 3G out there in small towns across America. Right now I'm able to get around 20 Mbps on my GS3 inside Seattle, a friend of mine with a Verizon Galaxy Nexus can get 35 Mbps. Either way, I'm glad I stayed with you T-Mobile. I got nothing but love for you.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 2:07 AM 2
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Why even produce it...The 16 gb version is $199, 32 is $249 and 64gb is who knows the price...I have a 16gb version with a 32gb sd card inside.., so I have 48 gigs of storage and I'm not even 1/3 filled up...so why even bother to waste your money purchasing devices over 16 gigs that have external storage. The only need I see to buy phones in 16, 32 or 64 categories is if you are buying an iphone, in which it is what it is...16, 32 or 64 because they have no external storage...which is probably why they do that--to get you to buy the phones with the most storage because they don't offer external storage-which in the end puts more money in Apples big bank account and not yours.
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 9:01 AM 0
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There does not seem to be any native support for moving files/apps to and from the SD card on AT&T version. Am I mistaken and if so how do I do it? If not are the any good third party apps up to the task? Anybody know?:-)
posted on Jul 18, 2012, 5:31 PM 0
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