Samsung Galaxy S III to launch in India on June 10th

Samsung Galaxy S III to launch in India on June 10th
Yesterday's introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S III has many waiting for the device to launch in their country. According to Android Authority, the device will launch in India on June 10th. Smartphones are prolific in the country and we would imagine that there is a large number of potential purchasers circling this date on the their calendar.

According to the report, the phone will be priced between 38,000-41,000 Rs which is the equivalent to approximately $760-$820 USD. In India, the carriers don't offer contracts so there are no subsidized phones and the handset can be purchased from Samsung or any authorized re-seller. The aforementioned price range dovetails with the 600 EUR that Amazon Germany is asking for the model (which is the equivalent of $790 USD) and the 499.95 GBP that the U.K.'s Carphone Warehouse wants for the phone. That works out to roughly $809 USD. The Carphone Warehouse deal includes a free Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 tablet for the first 100 customers that purchase the Samsung Galaxy S III using a monthly payment plan.

Most of the planet is expecting the Samsung Galaxy S III to launch on May 29th, although that will be the version offering HSPA+ connectivity. In the U.S., Japan and Korea, the version of the Galaxy S III launched will have LTE connectivity and won't be released until later in the Summer. Samsung did say that the Stateside launch will take place next month.

source: AndroidAuthority

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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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40 Comments

1. HugeTroller

Posts: 80; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Piece of plastic

10. GellerDoesDallas

Posts: 50; Member since: Mar 26, 2012

Shut up! Quit complaining, I don't care if it's $1000 that phone is going in my pocket:)

12. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

really... it kicks 161 in browser mark.... competition is no way near

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

you're a P.O.S.

2. yoshimitsu1234

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 04, 2010

it wil be worst seller at that price point.

3. LegedaryRelic

Posts: 10; Member since: May 04, 2012

I thought around $600 at most, but $800... that could be a huge deal breaker...

4. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

20% tax is included in the UK price, so the real cost is $620

6. awin217

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

n u have to pay taxes .. so the actual price is not $620

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

VAT taxes make the pricepoint much larger than you will find in the US. I'd expect it to be 250 after rebate on contract or 600ish full retail in the US. high Taxes are BAD.

27. LegedaryRelic

Posts: 10; Member since: May 04, 2012

Thanks, I wasn't aware of the tax issue.

13. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

what are u talking in india htc one x is 38k.. so nothing wrong

14. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

yes. but it will drop down to 30-32 in a few months. Just like galaxy not.

33. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

prices will reduce of gs3 too.. right now gs2 is 27-28, sensation is 24, what do u wana buy.. obiously gs2.. similarly just for couple of thousands do u wana buy no 2 phone... not for me.. i wil rather spend more and get the best

23. vu2ikl

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

hmm.. but today the prices have dropped by 2k. HOX comes for 36k now.. i think with in next month price will stabilize at 33-34k.

32. abhishek48

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

thats bcoz of launch of gs3 :), they know HOX cannot compete with gs3

22. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

well it doesnt work as a straight conversion from £ to $...uk always pays more...example in the us you can get the xbox for $199 dollars where as in the uk its £199 and if you were to do a straight conversion of that it would be like $250 dollars...thats the thing with these sites all they do is just convert the £ to $ even though they know thats not how it works...another example the one x is £480 in the uk but its not $750+ in the US is it

36. akshaye.shenoi

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

I'm from India and believe me it's going to sell like hot cakes here. Do you know the iPhone was retailed at Rs. 44,500 (i.e. 823$) at the time of its release? Nevertheless, Apple lovers bought it. ;-) And then of course, jail-broke it cause they couldn't transfer a song via bluetooth. :P

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Just when I was going to visit this Summer. I don't think i will have enough money to buy the International Version.

7. awin217

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

38000 is the MRP u will be able to get it around 34000 if u r a gud bargainer.. bcs bargaining is the only thing that works in india..

16. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

all the retail shops in India loot the customers.. never buy from the dealers.. buy from samsung official store.. that's the legit price.. it will cost 35k+ initially but will come down to 30k in 6 months.. and prices of galaxy note and s2 will obviously drop to less than 25k after its launch in india

38. awin217

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 23, 2011

But no one will wait for 6months..!

21. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

38k for a phone is way too much. I guess the price comes to 30-32k in two months time, when I'm planning to get it(Happened in the case of GS1 and GS2 due to huge demand). India was one of the huge consumers of GS2, as I know. I dont expect for the GS3 to be a huge hit as the GS2. By the time its gonna be launched, prices of HTC one X and other quad cores would have come down.

9. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Are you made, Samsung is just kidding at this price there will be less buyers. India is not yet developed and people are not sitting on cash here. 33,000-37-0000 Rs. Would be perfect. And its not even polycarbonate, just a piece of plastic Lol.

15. SleepingOz unregistered

So what's polycarbonate for you? Metal? LOL

19. SherlockHolmes

Posts: 125; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Atleast not CHEAP PLASTIC !!!

24. Hafiz

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

stop saying cheap plastic!! its high quality plastic!

31. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

polycarbonate is a nice way of saying "precolored plastic". seriously, get over it. 90% of everything in your life is possible through plastic. get it out of your mind that its "cheap"

34. Bluedroid

Posts: 57; Member since: Sep 12, 2011

Hey porki India is very much developed nation unlike pakistan which is a failed state. The smartphone market in India is worth several billions...

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Is Samsung already patented "Eye tracking" command?

18. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

38-40k is way too much They r just trying to cash in on the hype It should normalize in a few months

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