While European customer anxiously await for the new Samsung Galaxy S III to become available in their tech stores, Dubai shops have already begun to sell the device a week earlier. According to CNET, the news emerged as soon as customers in the United Arab Emirates posted photos of their new phones on the Internet.
It is a well-known fact that some of the richest people on the planet live in Dubai and if they don’t live there, they most certainly visit it as often as possible. That being said, it shouldn’t strike us that Samsung decided to release its new smartphone in Dubai seven days before the European release.
The news hasn’t been confirmed yet, but reporters at CNET claim that one customer in Dubai has already uploaded pictures of his new phone on the Internet. The images display a white box containing the white smartphone. The device is covered with a screen protection imprinted with the words “Samsung Galaxy S III” and followed by its exclusive feature: “Quad Core CPU”. Another image displays the accessories that come with the phone.
Tech lovers who simply can’t wait for the European release have but two options: they can either order it from UK shops or travel to Dubai to purchase it on the spot. Figures show that UK stores will be very busy after the launching of Samsung Galaxy S III as there are numerous orders that need to be delivered. In fact, analysts think the new product could be a lot more popular than its predecessor, Samsung Galaxy S II, judging by the numbers of the preorders. Vodafone and Carphone Warehouse have registered the highest number of Samsung preorders so far.
Samsung seems to be the only company that is not struggling to sell its Android-based devices. HTC, LG, Motorola, and Sony have all been through a series of problems last year, which is why Samsung might be ahead of them.
Samsung Galaxy S III is not available at present in the United States; it can only be preordered on Amazon in exchange of $800. The smartphone is expected to arrive in the United States this summer.