Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB Is Not On The Company’s Radar Anymore
When the South Korean company introduced Samsung Galaxy S3 in May, the officials announced that a 64 GB model will hit the market soon after the smartphone’s debut.
Well, we haven’t heard a word about the 64 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 since, as the high-end model mysteriously vanished from the radar. It was rumored that the 64 GB variant was ditched out by the South Koreans, but let’s find out the truth behind the “cancellation.”
Regarding the large number of pre-orders posted for Samsung Galaxy S3 – reports show that over 10 million units were pre-ordered so far, a model with extra storage capacity would, of course, make the gadget enthusiasts even more interested in the Samsung flagship, so, in theory, less Galaxy S3 units will be sold because due to the 64 GB model cancellation.
Rumor has it that the main issue would be the costs involved by the new model, whether it’s about logistics, manufacturing a new stock of smartphones, different from the one including the 16 and 32 GB models, and the price of the extra flash memory, otherwise insignificant, since the drive is manufactured by Samsung.
Still, Samsung Galaxy S3 features a microSD card slot, that is capable of providing support for extra 64 GB of storage, so, in my opinion, a cancelled Samsung Galaxy S3 64 GB model won’t affect the smartphone’s sales. It’s more about ethics, as the South Korea-based company announced something and launched something else.
If you add all these to the rumors saying that the 64 GB Samsung Galaxy S3 model was cancelled, it’s obvious that the product is not part of Samsung’s plans anymore. Or maybe, they are keeping it for the launch of iPhone 5, when the 64 GB model will come at a cut off price, similar to the one of the 32 GB Galaxy S3.
I remind you that Samsung Galaxy S3 sports an Exynos 4 Quad chipset based on four ARM Cortex A9 cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and helped by a Mali 400MP GPU. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone also comes with 1 GB of RAM, 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display and an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash and full HD 1080p video recording support.