Samsung Galaxy S III to hit Europe in May

16GB for £549.99

Samsung Galaxy S III to hit Europe in May
As expected, Samsung's president of mobile communications J.K. Shin used the company's press splash in London to lift the lid on the firm's next big smartphone, the Galaxy S III.

Setting the bar high, Shin described the Galaxy S III as "the best in class smartphone in the world", assuring those in attendance that the device will boast faster web browsing and seamless multitasking, among numerous other features.

Weight and see

With a thickness of 8.6mm and a weight of only 133g (7g lighter than the iPhone 4S), the Galaxy S III's sleek form factor is dominated by a gigantic HD Super AMOLED screen, which ranks as one of the largest available on the market - before you approach tablet territory, anyway.

In terms of memory, the Galaxy S III will ship in either 16GB or 32GB forms at launch, with a 64GB SKU following soon after. It will also support microSD cards up to 64GB.

Samsung claims the Galaxy S III should be available in 145 countries across 296 mobile providers. Europe will see the new smartphone by the end of May, while America and Japan should expect it over the summer.

No official price was given at the event, though the 16GB variant has been spotted retailing for £549.99 out of contract on

[source: Samsung]
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