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

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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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)

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12 Comments

1. Fayeznoor

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

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.

2. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

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

3. khurram87

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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

4. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

10. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

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

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

5. evil_slayer

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 23, 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

6. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 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.

7. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 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

8. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

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

9. DLUVPARMAR

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 19, 2012

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

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