We're just a couple of weeks away from the Samsung Galaxy S III's grand unveiling, and Amazon Germany has now started taking pre-orders for the next-gen Android superstar.
Insert cliches about Germans and efficiency at your discretion, but perhaps more important is that it's another endorsement of many of the headline specs we've been hearing about lately.
We've been reporting rumour after rumour relating to the Galaxy S II's successor for months now – in fact, it's probably been the most high-profile build-up ever for a mobile device not made by Apple.
That's based on the assumption that if the Galaxy S II is impressive (and it is), its successor is likely to be one hell of a smartphone.
The problem with all that – as iDevice groupies know all too well – the longer and more publicised the build-up, the greater the disappointment when the real thing finally arrives and you discover that it isn't in fact made from angels' eyelashes that have been dipped in unicorn tears, and is in fact just another piece of consumer electronics being mass produced by the million.
Hence the disappointment of seeing “only” a 4.7in Super AMOLED display, quad-core processor, 12-megapixel camera (or possibly even just 8MP) and 16GB of internal storage. In other words it's an incremental improvement on what was already one of the very best smartphone around. Doesn't sound too bad to us.
Anyway, if you're willing to pop down the small matter of €599 Amazon Germany will happily take it off your hands. And before you ask, no there isn't any claimed on-sale date.