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Samsung Galaxy S III Launches in 28 Countries Today, Goes Global in July

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Despite concerns that the Galaxy S III might be delayed, Samsung’s flagship smartphone has today made its debut in 28 countries across Europe and the Middle East in what is the Korean company’s largest smartphone launch ever. By July, Samsung hopes to reach 145 countries around the globe — including the United States — partnering up with 296 carriers.

The handset is expected to become Samsung’s most successful smartphone yet, smashing records set by its predecessor, the Galaxy S II. It became Amazon Germany’s biggest-selling smartphone before it was even announced by Samsung, and Vodafone U.K. recently announced that it is the carrier’s most pre-ordered Android handset to date.

Around a week after pre-orders for the Galaxy S III began, one Samsung executive revealed that the device had already attracted over 9 million orders. That’s quite spectacular when you consider that figure is nearly half of the 20 million Galaxy S II units sold during a full 12 months on the market.

Following many months of speculation, Galaxy S III was unveiled early this month at Samsung’s “Unpacked” event in London, and it has been well-received by both fans and the media. In addition to its 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display at 1280 x 720, the Galaxy S III features a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Samsung’s new S Voice technology.

Will you be picking up a Galaxy S III today?

[via The Next Web]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...