Samsung UK stores see lines for the launch of the Galaxy S III, supply issues shaping up

Samsung UK stores see lines for the launch of the Galaxy S III, supply issues shaping up
We got sent photos of the line for the Samsung Galaxy S III launch in Startford's Westfield store, and it seems north of 30 people were queuing outside at the time to be one of the first getting their hands on the latest flagship Android. The line continued inside up to the counter with an estimated 80+ people in total, which are Apple-esque launch day numbers.

Stock has been quickly dwindling, though, especially considering the tight supply of the Pebble Blue version, which will see wait times of up to 2-3 weeks now. UK carriers and retailers are also reporting wait times, with O2 pinning it at 5 days, Vodafone has it for delivery in up to 4 days, and T-Mobile saying it will be available after today.

Online retailer Clove will be shipping after June 1, and if you are heading to a store, better ring it up first, as reports are that the initial stock has been already depleted in many places, so save yourself a trip if you don't have to. Amazon UK has the SIM-free Ceramic White shipping June 8 for 500 pounds, and the Pebble Blue is still on preorder, so don't get your hopes high.

source: AmazonUK, Clove, O2

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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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41 Comments

1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Well this is quite amazing. Supply constraints after 2 days. Take that apple lol

2. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

yeah i've counted those are 30 people in the queque for almighty galaxy s3 and will be even more people wait until evening.

3. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

sorry I meant to say queue****

4. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

History is now rewritten, samsung tries to steal the limelight, so sad iphone hype is now a thing of the past. Samsung rules now.!!! What can you say taco and gallitoking??!! Still bashing android and keep on claiming its an inferior os compared to ios??!! Thumbs me down eyesheeps!!!

5. Jericho unregistered

S-Sheeps lining UP!!!!

7. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

& i$heep like you also linening up but on phonearena cuz of jealousy

11. 09wbd03516

Posts: 140; Member since: May 30, 2012

Somebody is jealous~~~ dont be mad just because u cant AFFORD it~~~

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Taco : "You don't see people lining up outside the Samsung store." There, you happy now Taco? I don't approve of this sheep like behavior of people but as long as it proves you wrong, it's all good.

8. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Come on Taco we are waiting for ur comment so that we can give u thumbs down and finger up.

9. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, they at least don't camp in front of the store. Takes a special kind of sheep for that

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

"people only buy android because they give it away for free" "you will never see people waiting in line for a samsung copycat device" well, here is the most expensive SAMSUNG phone, busting iphone sales with people waiting in line. like always, taco is wrong.

12. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

If I had the money I would import it right now lol

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

me 3. import it and have faith that im in a 1900mhz tmobile zone.. lol.

27. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

good luck with your dual core snapdragon remix

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the only reason is busting iphone sales is... because there is no iphone. wait until the launch of a real king of sales.. the iphone... by then the SGSIII will be free on contract.. just like the RZR will be in a few weeks...

13. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

It's good as long as they don't tent outside the store.

18. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Yeah, at least those people still have some of their pride, dignity and common sense when they lined up for a phone, not as bad as iFans yet...

14. PackMan

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 09, 2012

It's good as long as they don't tent outside the store.

15. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Sam-sheep queuing up for an Apple copycat device lol..

16. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

lol, copycat? Take a look at your leaked iPhone 5, now take a look at the S3. The iP5 not only still has the iP4's looks, but now it doesn't even look elegant anymore. You know, my first impression of the S3 wasn't a very good one, but looking at that leaked iMonstrosity, the S3 looks like a pebble sent from heaven.

20. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Doesn't change the fact lol fanboy, continue arguing.

21. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Its completely different than any Apple device. Different processor, different screen (much larger and higher res), expandable memory, they changed touchwiz to where it looks nothing like IOS, bluetooth 4.0, removeable battery, larger battery, and so much more.

23. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

you really are blind if you think the s3 is a copy

24. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Says the bind guy accusing me of that lol

26. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol mate please explain how the s3 is a copy of the iPhone or even the iphone 5...how can.Samsung copy a phone that don't exist.

31. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The S3 looks absolutely nothing like the iPhone. They are obviously distinguishable from one another, they are in no way alike, except for the home button, but even then they do look completely different. The S3 is much larger, has rounded edges and a curved back; has a different processor, display, and camera. It's almost the exact opposite of the iPhone. So stop saying it's a copy, when Apple actually buys iPhone parts from Samsung. Just because Apple came out with a product that's rectangular, doesn't mean anything else that is a rectangle is a copy of it.

32. SleepingOz unregistered

It's a waste of time, he already knows all that.. He's just a Samsung/Android hater from the Nokia/WP camp.

35. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Honestly I won't even waste my time telling how much Samsung have copied. ignorant fans. Just go ahead and buy it fanboys, be the second grade citizen. Its like buying a fake Rolex watch out of Thailand streets and flaunting how good it is. Kudos Sfan.

37. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Oops * shamelessly flaunting how good it is.

38. SleepingOz unregistered

ROFL! You just can't argue simply 'cause you already knew well before trolling on this article that you're wrong. Typical behaviour of an impulsive illogical person. Perhaps as I told you may times before, you should learn how to control your jealousy. And oh, your comparison is stupid and irrelevant. But well, no surprise as it's from you.

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