Samsung will release the black Galaxy S3 version on October 24, thus answering calls for the traditional black color that seems to make any smartphone look strikingly pleasing. Samsung originally planned to replace black with Pebble Blue, which was as close as Samsung got to black, without it actually being black. But this was not enough to meet the expectations of a vast worldwide audience. The buyers wanted more, and more is what they got, with Samsung unveiling several Galaxy S3 color versions in recent months.

Expansys tells us that come October 24, or just in two days from now, shipments of the black Samsung Galaxy S3 will start arriving. The retailer will sell the 16GB black version of the flagship device for £409.99, which is obviously the unlocked price of the smartphone.

For those who don’t live in Europe, Verizon’s black and brown versions of the device have already been released. Moreover, the device is available in Garnet Red from AT&T. While the black variant has been sighted on Samsung’s Facebook page at the London Olympics, snapping photos and sharing files via S-Beam, we got to take it for a hands-on spin only at IFA 2012 in Germany.

On a different note, Phandroid reports that a 64GB Galaxy S3 model could soon be available from Verizon, although nothing is certain yet. The model is also said to feature an Exynos chip instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 SoC found on all U.S. Galaxy S3 versions. Android enthusiasts may remember Samsung promising a 64GB Galaxy S3 at the London launch event, but the device failed to show up on the shelves. It was assumed that Samsung slated the idea, an ideology the company eventually denied – but we’re yet to see a 64GB Galaxy S3 in stores.

Are you buying a new Galaxy S3 soon? Which model will you choose?