Extended Battery Kit for the Samsung Galaxy S III to launch in Germany on January 5th

Extended Battery Kit for the Samsung Galaxy S III to launch in Germany on January 5th
A bit more than a week ago, we told you that British retailer Mobile Fun was taking pre-orders for the official Samsung made 3000mAh extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The extended battery is expected to run two hours longer than the 2100mAh cell that comes out of the box with Sammy's flagship Android device. The only problem is that Mobile Fun is not listing a shipping date. The battery is priced at 39 GBP ($65 USD).

Amazon Germany also lists the Samsung Galaxy S III extended battery, which will be available from a third party starting January 5th. The Samsung Extended Battery Kit weighs in at €39.90 ($52.76 USD) through Amazon Germany, which is cheaper than the price of the kit from Mobile Fun. The Extended Battery Kit includes the 3000mAh cell and a slightly larger back cover that accommodates the larger dimensions of the replacement cell. The kit is available in blue or white to match the colors that the phone was originally launched in.

So how much thicker will your Samsung Galaxy S III be after you install the extended cell? Check out the video below. At around the 1:05 mark you will see the extended battery and the battery cover. The size difference is not that bad, as you can see. The video, which is in Slovak, also shows the size difference between a 4500mAh cell and the 3000mAh one that comes with the Extended Battery Kit.

With appearances in the U.K. and now in Germany, it looks like the extended battery for the Samsung Galaxy S III is slowly making its way around Europe before possibly ending up in the U.S.

source: AmazonGermany (translated), AllAboutSamsung (translated), Fony.sk (translated) via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy S III
  • 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)



1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

better than best....

14. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012


22. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Not going to save your S3 from dying. 140+ pages in XDA forums. Have fun with your low quality phone. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1993044

2. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Should last longer, about 14- 16 hours or more

3. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

bigger battery to prolong your horrible experience with samsung phones.

5. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Yes my friend baaa baa baaa baaa baàaaaa

6. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

To prolong our awesome experience, idiot

11. voxmarc

Posts: 339; Member since: Aug 22, 2012


13. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

eat yourself

18. TIrrodan92

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 24, 2012


21. Sailingmaster

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Maybe you should change your username to iStahl? Just wondering...

27. jstahl

Posts: 79; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

you guys are all undoubtedly stubborn and inflexible when it comes to your crapdroid blindness. Bunch of ignorant sheeps.

29. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Try harder. Why do you care what phone we use? You are just some ignorant person. Apple fan or Android. Both will agree you are just a troll.

31. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Dang you have a lot of dislikes!

4. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This could be the battery for the S4. I'll probably buy the kit once the cases for it get available

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Oh and PA, that video is Slovakian not Slovenian

8. stuyjcp

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 29, 2012

i speak both russian and german... that sounded like a mix of the two...what language is that?

10. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Slovakia... the question is where are YOU from ?

9. SEFsung

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 28, 2012


12. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

so fat..

15. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Not sure if it's worth buying it for normal day to day use, but it looks likes a pretty useful for when going away for a few days and you're not sure if you'll get the chance to charge the phone.

16. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i so want one of these, too bad sammy usa doesn't have them online yet, i would love to use my 50% off coupon

17. GoBears

Posts: 456; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

The 3000mah looks perfect for my use. I don't like super thin phones anyway. Hurry and bring it to the states please.

19. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

20. rmpatel

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

That things a freakin whale. Makin a terrible product even worse

23. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Or Just get a Motorola Razr Max HD and you won't need this and will still have a great phone......better build than a Sammy too

30. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

and non removeable battery, leading to expensive repairs if your battery craps out for whatever reason after the warranty's up.

24. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

And not an inch thick.

25. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Surely that would make it heavier than the Lumia 920, which I find ironic considering reviewers criticized it for being too bulky.

26. mkrmec

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

This is not Slovenian... It's from Slovakia... so, it's Slovakian, or Czech.

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