The 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 black version’s price in the UK has been announced and it can now be pre-ordered through Clove. The handset is expected to retail for £500 (£600 after calculating VAT).
Back in August, the retailer disclosed that it will carry the 64GB option and the provided estimated launch date was for early October. Well, that month has come and gone, but all hope’s not lost as yet. The Galaxy S3 like the HTC One X+ will have 64GB of storage built-in. And unlike the former, it will also be equipped with a microSDXC card slot allowing users to expand the overall storage up to 128GB through the addition of a 64GB chip. To top it off, there’s also 50GB of free Dropbox storage in the offering.
The official Clove blog states that the availability of the device through the retailer will be based on certain criteria. Even though it can be pre-ordered through the seller’s website, chances are that the phone might not roll out through this source. Firstly, the decision to stock up on the 64GB variant will be entirely dependent on the number of pre-orders received.
The verdict on this matter will be carried out in two weeks time. What’s worth a mention is that potential buyers will not be charged for reserving a unit just yet. A payment confirmation will be issued once the retailer plans on launching the phone and an updated ETA for the device will be provided. Pre-orders are then expected to ship as soon as the stock arrives which is likely to take approximately 2 months.
As stated earlier, the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 currently carries a £600 retail tag which includes VAT and it will be available in the UK through Clove in black only. There’s no release date mentioned as yet. However, based on the details provided by the seller, the device should start to ship after 2 months, that’s provided the retailer decides to stock up on the phone in the first place.
Specifications and features:
– Dimensions: 136.6mm x 70.6mm x 8.6mm; weight: 133 grams
– 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display
– 2.5G, 3G, 4G network support
– Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0
– 2,100mAh Li-ion battery
– 8MP AF rear camera with LED flash
– Quad core processor, 1GB RAM