Less than a month after its official unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally launched today in 28 countries across the European continent and the Middle East. In Berlin, Germany, some eager customers queued up since yesterday night, in a bid to become the first to own the flagship phone. Meanwhile, those who have pre-ordered the phone in the UK will be getting it starting from 6PM today, though we can expect to see the Galaxy S3 being prominently displayed in retail stores by tomorrow.
As for the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in other regions, the company’s exec recently told Pocket-lint that those in other corners of the world will get their hands on the flagship device in a month’s time. According to Samsung senior VP TJ Kang, the phone “will be available more or less globally within a month of the European release.”
Kang’s statement coincides nicely with reports saying that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will touch down in the US in June. While there were rumors pinpointing June 20 as the release date, we’re sure Americans wouldn’t mind getting it a bit later as long as it’s still in the month of June.
Already the world’s biggest phone maker, Samsung is focusing on breaking its own records, by aiming to have the phone up for sale in 145 countries and at 296 carriers in July. This goal highlights how much Samsung wants the Galaxy S3 to outsell its predecessor, the Galaxy S2, which has rocketed by the 20 million units milestone at last count. Reports suggest that the pre-order numbers for the Galaxy S3 have reached more than 9 million units, so that goal shouldn’t be hard to reach.
The phone’s performance will also be helped by a strong showing in the UK. A Vodafone spokesman said that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is “the most pre-ordered Android device” they’ve ever had in their offering.
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