Black Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB up for pre-order: got £600 lying around?

Black Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB up for pre-order: got £600 lying around?Posted on behalf of the internetless Martin James.

It’s the all-you-can-eat buffet of the smartphone world: the black Samsung Galaxy S III 64GB is finally on its way, and you can pre-order yours right now for a mere £600.

So far it’s only Clove that seems to be offering it – the same Clove that first told us it was on its way back in August – and even then it says it will only carry it if it gets enough orders.

We hope its definition of “enough” means “around five”, because that is a serious price premium just for more storage. Admittedly it ships with a 64GB microSDXC card, which makes it the first ever smartphone with usable storage running into three figures out of the box.

Either way, it’s a seriously niche device, and Clove doesn’t seem too confident there’ll be enough interest to make it worth carrying.

In a blog post to announce the pre-order listing, Clove said it will see how many orders have been placed in a fortnight’s time and go from there.

If it does decide to stock the handset, it will ask pre-order customers to confirm their interest, and only then will payment be processed.

Clove says it’s expecting a 5-6-week turnaround, but will provide an updated ETA in a couple of weeks.

So here’s the question: any takers from the good citizens of Mobotia? Assuming you had the cash, would you go for it? Let us know in the Comments…

via: Unwired View

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matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 11:59

After the announcement of the £280 Nexus 4, I don't think I'll ever be paying Samsung/Apple/HTC prices for a high end device again. Even without that announcement, I wouldn't spend so much just to have 128GB of storage on my phone.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 15:03

Matt... you're like a lawyer child before christmas :p Hope that puppy wakes up again come christmas day ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 15:19

Matt... you're like a lawyer child before christmas :p Hope that puppy wakes up again come christmas day ;)
Eh?

Pondlife  Nov. 7, 2012 at 15:55

Now if I win the euro lottery Friday maybe. But then again I had a play with the ordinary storage one earlier and the Note 2, and looked at the dummies of 920, one x, 8x and find them unwieldy which is a real worry for me for the N4 too. :(

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 7, 2012 at 16:22

pond, the 8X is unwieldy? it looks quite pocketable in pics... Hm.

Pondlife  Nov. 7, 2012 at 16:29

It felt too big to me, and couldn't quite reach across the screen as I'd like. (admittedly it was a dummy so can't quite be sure where the keyboard would be on screen)
Could be worth noting that for me the s2 isn't ideal in terms of size.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 8, 2012 at 07:20

Interesting.
I found the HTC One S to be the most usable 4.3 incher... And maybe the HD2.
I'd love a high powered 4in device. Not super thin - instead, instead a decent battery.

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