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Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB Not Coming To The UK After All

2012 November 30

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been a bestseller in the UK and many other countries since its launch back in May. The phone has sold well in the two storage variants which are currently available, which are 16GB and 32GB.

 

Recently there has been talk of a higher storage variant hitting the market in the UK, but it appears that this will no longer be the case.

 

A couple of weeks ago, a prominent online retailer in the UK listed the Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB for pre-order, but it appears that this has now been pulled from the site, replaced with a notice saying that the phone will now not be stocked at all. The website in question is renowned for its early availability of pre-order handsets, so from this notice we can assume the phone will not be coming to the UK at all.

 

The Galaxy S3 64GB has the exact same spec list as its lower storage variant counterparts, apart from the high capacity. However, it turns out that demand for the device is not high enough for Samsung to ship it to the UK. This is somewhat understandable though. Both the 16GB and 32GB versions come with a microSD slot which means that a compatible memory card can be used to increase the storage capacity of the phone quite cheaply. The highest capacity memory card you can use with these phones is 64GB so even in the basic 16GB Galaxy S3 you can still potentially achieve 80GB of storage which will be more than enough for most.

 

This is probably why there is not much demand for a 64GB variant of the phone. It would mean it would cost more than one with a lower capacity, when users can achieve higher storage with the SD lost for a lower cost.

 

Have you been waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB, or do you think it makes more sense to increase storage with a microSD card? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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