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Pre-order your Samsung Galaxy S3 from Expansys now!


Samsung finally announced what could be the most anticipated smartphone of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S3 (Check out our hands-on first impressions). Some love it, some not so much, but we are sure that it will probably be one of the top-selling devices of the year. And if you live in the US and are already convinced that this is the one, you can now pre-order it straight from Expansys.

This device is the international, unlocked Samsung Galaxy S3, which will work with both AT&T and T-Mobile. The idea of being one of the first in the US (and world) to have this device is surely enticing. The price to pay is not very friendly, though.

Expansys is selling this bad boy for a tough $694.99. Yes, the device will probably be almost as expensive in the US, even a couple months after its European release. But for a couple or few hundred dollars, it might be worth it to wait until it reaches America, this summer.

We still do not know what the carriers will do to this bad boy, and you may end up preferring the international version. Also, the US variants are likely to not get updates as quickly. If you would rather keep the original Galaxy S3, have some extra bucks to spare and want the device as quick as possible, you may as well head over to Expansys and pre-order this beast now.

[Source: Expansys Via: Talk Android]

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy S3 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • MileHighDroid

    Pre-Order Done! Exactly what I’ve been waiting for! White and the international version.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Nice!!! Let us know how that goes!

  • Jayshmay

    $700 is absolutely ludricous!!!!!

    • Christopher Williams

      It’s not any more expensive than the iPhone or any other high end device that you buy out of contract.

  • adi19956

    may as well say that it’s on for pre-order at the UK site too
    http://www.expansys.com/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-16gb-blue-230428/

  • Outrager

    This will work on T-Mobile in the USA, but it will be slow EDGE speeds like the iPhone. You need to either wait for a T-Mobile specific version or wait for T-Mobile to roll out HSPA+ on the 1900 bandwidth.

  • barondebxl

    Already preordered!

  • nardva

    Lol @ this phone being 700.00 dollars. It should be 550.00 at the most.

    • Doan

      And how could you possibly know what it should cost? Do you know how much money was put into research and development of this device, and all pieces of technology in it, as well as all technology and man-hours put into assembly? Also, how much does each piece of technology cost Samsung to buy or manufacture? What are the salaries of the factory workers ensuring the assembly of the device? What does it cost to keep these factories operational. If you can manufacture and sell this device for $550, let us know. I’m sure a lot of people would be interested.

      • simpleas

        Classic! lol

      • EarlyMon

        One way to know how badly overpriced phones are would be to take an iPod Touch, hold it next to any comparably sized phone and explain how the addition of a multifunction radio transceiver chip suddenly added a few hundred dollars to the retail cost.

        Haven’t seen a smartphone yet whose retail price wasn’t a sham.

        • malcmilli

          Some people like to assume everyone has the customers best interests in mind.

        • Doan

          Again, how are you determining the “correct” retail price for smartphones? Comparing to previously sold smartphones? If so, then you have no merit.

          • EarlyMon

            I suggested a comparative norm as a starting point that you seem to wish to not consider.

  • DYNK

    Preorder for UK is sold out -through oficial retail stores like Carphonewarehouse, etc have to backorder it.

    This will be XDA’s biggest project!!

  • simpleas

    I Just need 64900 people to donate 1 penny each into my account! Or just wait till it gets a subsidized price on t-mo.

  • Christopher Williams

    Would be nice if the US variants get the exynos processor, but I doubt it. If they don’t that would make this worth it.

    • Doan

      I’d rather have the Exynos than LTE.

      • malcmilli

        I’d rather have LTE than Exynos

        • Doan

          From the looks of things, that’s exactly what you’ll be getting.

          • malcmilli

            well im on sprint so for me its lte or non existent speeds. i guess my opinion is a little biased than it would be for att’ers

  • Jayshmay

    @ Doan: I really, really hate it when people like you defend corporations & carriers!!!! Their all greedy slugs! There’s no rational reason for prices going up except greed! Besides, we all know how fast prices drop on these things. And their is NO rational reason to charge a whopping $700 for a smartohone, –MAYBE– if it’s the 64GB model.

    • Doan

      I did not defend anyone. The person I replied to has no clue what it costs to produce this device from beginning to end, and therefore has no qualifications allowing him to determine its price.

      P.S. Learn your damn there/their/they’res if you’re gonna debate online ><

  • http://claimid.com/155/ 155

    Expansys offering preorders on a phone no one else has definite information about for a huge sum of money?

    Looks legit ;)

    Some of the commenters obviously aren’t familiar with expansys.

  • Brady A Berman

    I’m definitely going to order this, but waiting to see how much the 64 gig version will be, and what the US version will look like. Would prefer the Exynos to LTE.