Samsung Galaxy S III already breaking sales records in UK

It's not even out yet, but the Samsung Galaxy S III is already generating a ton of sales interest in the UK. The Inquirer reports that a spokesperson for one of the UK's wireless carriers, Vodafone, said, "With over a week to go until launch, it's already the most pre-ordered Android device we've brought into our smartphone line-up to date and our limited time offer of 2GB of mobile data and 100 free music tracks is being snapped up."

Another UK wireless retailer, Carphone Warehouse, said that the Galaxy S III is " ... the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far." Officially announced on May 3rd after months of rumors, the Galaxy S III will officially go on sale in the UK on May 30. However, Carphone Warehouse will actually put the smartphone on sale at 7 pm local time on May 29 in its stores.

While no one is giving out specific sales numbers, an earlier unconfirmed report claims that Samsung has already received nine million pre-orders for the Galaxy S III. While it will be going on sale in the UK and other parts of Europe later next week, it won't be making its US debut until sometime later this summer.

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Still waiting for my network to say they will have it... Contract up for renewal in August so hopefully it'll be available soon!

well kinda expected will sell only because of the name...

i wish google push galaxy nexus google play for 90% of the world...

I'm in the uk, only place I've seen the Galaxy III is on here. I don't really understand either because it's not a massive jump from the Nexus or the Galaxy II.

Gaffney said,
I'm in the uk, only place I've seen the Galaxy III is on here. I don't really understand either because it's not a massive jump from the Nexus or the Galaxy II.

While it's generally best in class at the moment, the problem is this round/class of hardware is merely evolutionary and focus is more on software due all the gimmicky features.

I don't think phones will start introducing better/different hardware until things like LTE, NFC etc networks and technology mature and they don't need to build half a dozen different phones for different regions with different hardware and whatnot.

bmthetechfan said,
It may be a beast , but its downright ugly IMO.. SGS2 looks far better than this....

SGS2 is flat and square looking, this coming from an SGS2 owner. I much prefer the look of the SGS3. That said, I've still got about a year left on this contract so I'm stuck with the SGS2 for a while longer

Nothing wrong with it though, with CM9 it flies!

bmthetechfan said,
It may be a beast , but its downright ugly IMO.. SGS2 looks far better than this....

There's something about the rounded design of a phone that makes it look "girly." To me, how a phone looks on the outside and its color is very important. Samsung just lost out on a potential customer if that's what they intend to ship out to the U.S.

BioWeapon said,

There's something about the rounded design of a phone that makes it look "girly." To me, how a phone looks on the outside and its color is very important. Samsung just lost out on a potential customer if that's what they intend to ship out to the U.S.

probably Samsung don't really care for you.. millions others are waiting to order..

digitheatre said,

probably Samsung don't really care for you.. millions others are waiting to order..

Nor do I for them. I'll just wait for the iPhone 5.

Thats a very good news. GS3 live up to the expectation....
It beats Lumia hands down in sales since it already the most pre-ordered in 2012

Thats amazing news. S3 seems to live up to its expectation...
Looks like its beating Lumia hands down. bring it to US and sales will skyrocket.

medium_pimpin said,
It wouldn't hurt my feelings if Samsung made a WP8 device based on this.

I truly Lol'd to this comment.

I agree though, it would be cool seeing a WP8 device based around the specs of the SIII, and this is coming from an avid Android user. (I love the design of WP, but don't care for how the OS is as a whole.)