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Vodafone UK and O2 will carry the Galaxy S3, Carphone Warehouse lists the phone as "coming soon"

April 26, 2012

As expected, the Samsung Galaxy S3 fever is increasing as we get closer to the official unveiling, next week. While we still have very little in terms of official information about the future handheld, the PR guys at Samsung are doing a brilliant job of keeping us on our toes and gradually “leaking” details about it.

The most recent news we have to report about the “next Galaxy” is, believe it or not, official, and, even though it doesn’t refer to the phone’s tech specs, features or pricing, it should make a couple of tech geeks even more excited about the upcoming Android “beast”.

Vodafone UK and O2, the two biggest mobile carriers in the United Kingdom, have officially announced they will sell Samsung’s upcoming flagship gadget. Neither Vodafone, nor O2 have announced exactly when they are expecting to start shipping the future Galaxy S3 (duh!), but it should be nice for all you British blokes out there to know for sure that the phone will be coming to your favorite carrier in the near future.

On the other hand, we must say that the news is not a big surprise and doesn’t come as a revelation of any sorts, considering the fact that in the UK, unlike the US, most major phones are made available on all important networks quickly after their release.

On a different front, independent retailer Carphone Warehouse has followed Amazon Germany’s suite and has just listed the Galaxy S3 as “expected: coming soon”. The listing is accompanied by a teeny weenie preview pic of the phone, but before you get too excited, we should tell you that it doesn’t look like much.

The phone shown in the photo is very generic and the image is so tiny and hazy that it’s almost impossible to say if that’s an actual design or just how someone imagined the Galaxy S3 might look. If I were a betting man (and I am), I’d say that the phone in the pic is in fact the “next Galaxy”, but is in the same “disguise” we saw a while back in a video clip leaked by a Vietnamese website.

What’s interesting, though, is that Carphone Warehouse is listing the phone as the “Samsung Galaxy S3”, which could be well interpreted as another hint towards the handheld’s final name. And if we take this and add it to that S3 “slip” in Samsung’s official Unpacked app on Google Play, I think it’s starting to become likely that the phone will in fact not be called the “new Galaxy S”, the “next Galaxy S”, the “Galaxy S2 Plus”, or God knows how else.

Only one week before the Galaxy S3 will (or should) be unveiled in London and there are still so many things we don’t know about it! And even though I for one wouldn’t expect anything new and official to come up in the following days, you should keep in touch with our website for more leaks, rumors, and speculations set to come tumbling our way!