The Korean giant Samsung Electronics Co. has announced that its much-anticipated smartphone, the new Samsung Galaxy S III, is releasing in 28 countries around the world today. Samsung has targeted the markets of Europe and Middle East including Germany and Britain for today’s release, while the electronic giant has excluded one of the biggest market – United States for now.
Samsung claims that this simultaneous release in 28 countries around the world is the biggest launch for a single product in the company’s history.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) however plans to further expand and says that by July, the successor of Galaxy S II and the rival of Apple’s iPhone, that is Galaxy S III will be made available in more than 145 countries across 296 carriers; including US operators.
The Android-based smartphone was unveiled in London earlier this month and has already seen catching up some amazing amount of demand by carriers. Interestingly, “it’s the most pre-ordered Android device Vodafone had in their line-up,” said the spokesman of Vodafone UK.
Just like Apple fanboys, Sammy’s fans were also seen standing in queue outside an electronic retail store in Berlin, Germany on Monday night in order to be the first to lay their hands on the Galaxy S 3.
Francisco Jeronimo an IDC Analyst in London predicts that Samsung Galaxy S 3 is a real competition to the upcoming iPhone 5, he says, “this is likely be one of the most sold smartphones this year, though the real test will come when the next iPhone is launched.”
Apple and Samsung, the two giant phone makers are embroiled in a battle around the world based on patent infringement and accusations that their devices were copied from one to the other.
Last week on Monday Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s chief executive officer Tim Cook met with Samsung’s CEO Choi Gee-sung for a court-mediated session in San Francisco in order to reach a mutual agreement over a patent-litigation.
The iPhone challenger Galaxy S III is turning out to be the most successful smartphone model for Samsung, even better than it’s previous models.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Features:
- 4.8-inch 16M-color HD (1280 x 720 pixels) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass.
- Quad-core 32nm ARM Cortex A9 1.4 GHz processor, Exynos 4212 Quad chipset.
- 1GB RAM.
- Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
See Full Specs For Galaxy S III: HERE