European readers, how eager you are to get your hands on the Galaxy S3? That’s a rhetorical question, of course, we know that most of you are uber-excited over Samsung’s beautiful new flagship phone. To make the wait easier, check out our hands-on coverage, our Galaxy S3 spec list, and our event pictures.
Now, let’s get down to business. Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S3 will be available in Europe by the end of May. But we’ve gone the extra mile to bring you a roundup of the information we have on the pricing, availability, release dates, carriers, and versions of the Galaxy S3 in Europe, including major markets such as the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and others.
That’s a lot of information in here, and we’ll keep this post update with even more news. Also, we have a similar Galaxy S3 round up for the United States, so check it out if you are interested.
There are a multitude of carriers around Europe, but a handful of really big ones, most of which will mostly carry the Galaxy S3. We are talking about Vodafone (present in the UK, Germany, Italy, Romania, the Netherlands, and others), Orange (present in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, and others), O2 (in UK, Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic), T-Mobile and others.
Vodafone is set to be the first carrier to offer the Samsung Galaxy S3 (16GB and the exclusive 32GB version, white and blue), starting on May 29. The 32GB version will be exclusive to Vodafone for a month. In Europe, unlike the US, carriers seldom have exclusivity for the major devices, so expect to see the S3 on all major networks.
Here’s what we know so far about the Galaxy S3’s availability in major European countries:
Release date: May 29
Pricing: not yet available for contracts. Off-contract, the device is listed from £499.95.
Pricing: not yet available for contracts. Off-contract, the device is listed from €597.
Pricing: not yet available for contracts. Off-contract, the device is listed from €649.
Pricing: not yet available for contracts. Off-contract, the device is listed from €600.
We’re working hard to make our way through all the Galaxy S3 offers in major European countries. We’ll update this post with more info. Let us know if you get any details that we didn’t catch!
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Thanks for that information!
What about South Africa?
649€ for the 16gb version in France where as the One X is at 549€ and getting tons of promotions way to go Sammy no wonder HTC stock are up by 20points or over 4,3% and still clibing right now
The best cell phone I think this is and let see how buyers react.
you want us to pay premium money?
then give us premium hw&sw and PREMIUM looks using PREMIUM materials.
Iphones despite their rather dull specs get to be boasted around as STATUS SYMBOLS because they look nice.
you already are way past dull specs, FIRE YOUR DESIGN TEAM!!
put your PREMIUM hw&sw specs in a PREMIUM shell so that your customers won’t be laughed at as paying PREMIUM price for CHEAP finish/builds!
since we are preparing and researching for a better phone if indeed this phone fails to meet our expectations once reviews comes in and even we ourselves get to hold it, the obvious other option is the htc one x.
we should do our research before we shelve out hard-earned money:
like this one, htc one x having issues already :(
[Q] HTC one X yellow spot (tint) display issue, any one find?
what about sweden?
650€ is way too much….let’s hope it will cost around 590€
btw Portugal doesn´t have Orange but Vodafone
What about Sri Lanka (South Asian Countries)
Ya I also want it to come to sl pretty fast!
Any news on which countries will carry the LTE/4G version? Specifically whether it will be available in the Nordic countries?
598,00 @ Saturn in Germany
Samsung Galaxy S3 hits Amazon for $799 and up, ships June 1.
what about Tenerife Spain????
Hey…what’s the price of an S3 in Madrid. Also, is the sapphire black colur variant available?
Do you get this only with Orange, or can I buy the phone separately and get to choose the best provider. Sorry, but I’m unaware of how things work in Spain. I’m going there for a one-year study. I’m contemplating buying the S3 from my country and then going there as against buying the phone there itself.
Hey..could throw some light on the question I asked above?
what is the price of Sumsung S III?