The story of the 64GB version of Samsung Galaxy S3 began when the phone was first announced to the world. It might be hard to believe, but almost half a year has passed and we are yet to see it officially hitting stores, despite Samsung’s confirmation in July that the phone would come out in the latter part of the year.

There were hints that the Galaxy S3 with 64GB onboard storage would be available in October. If the idea of having a total of 128GB memory on your phone – since the the Galaxy S3 supports up to 64GB microSD card — excites you to no end, you’ll be pleased to know that several outlets have started offering the elusive variant of the Galaxy S3.

For folks in Italy, we’ve spotted several retailers that have the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 up for sale, such as ePrice and Marcopolo, which are selling the same 64GB variant of the phone for €799 (US$1,040). Meanwhile, Amazon Germany has listed the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 for €704. If you hurry, you might be able to get what limited stock the online retailer has of the quad-core phone.

Despite the difference in prices, the listings have one similarity: the only model that is being offered is the onyx edition. So it looks like the extra storage is reserved only for the black Galaxy S3, at least for now. Aside from the bumped up storage space, the model still carries the same specs.

For those in the U.S., we know that Verizon is bringing the black and brown variant of the Galaxy S3 soon. Though nothing has been confirmed, there’s a possibility that we’ll be seeing the higher capacity model as well.

Do you mind splashing out at least an extra $100 for the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3?