January 29, 2015

Samsung reportedly cancels 64GB Galaxy S III [UPDATE: False]

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EDIT: Samsung has responded, and told us they are, in fact, shipping the 64GB units. You can read the full story here.

When the GSIII was announced a few months ago, it was supposed to come in 3 different variants: 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. But the 64GB seems to be removed from the line of great devices because a UK retailer has cancelled all their pre-orders.

One customer told us that the retailer explained that his his order could not be processed because:

Samsung  has decided not to release the unit.

Looks like Samsung has decided that the 64GB model of the S III hasn’t generated enough user interest and manufacturing it won’t be worth it. That’s not surprising, considering the device’s microSD card slot, which allows for far cheaper memory expansion.

Just remember: at this point in time, this is just rumor, and is not official. We will release more details as they become available to us! So, were you planning on the the 64GB variation of the GSIII? Let us know in the comments below!

Source GSMArena



8 Comments

  1. olbp
    Reply

    Sad, portents of things to come, I’m afraid. Some of us actually DO have a use for that amount of memory.

  2. Burnstone101
    Reply

    Knew it wasn’t ever going to ship, when it wasn’t readily available at start. They did the same thing with the 32GB flavor of the S2… oh well, I’ll just have to pick up a 64GB micro SD then.

  3. Samir Shah
    Reply

    Samsung, you do not cancel 64 GB version for the same reason you brought microSDXC to Samsung Galaxy S III. To educate the consumer about increased use of memory. Increased use of memory will bring both NAND memory and Android forward. If you keep canceling then there will never be competing rates smartphones and tablets that stand up to hard disks.

    There are many alternatives. And one of them is incentives. Instead of having a steep $100 upgrade for 32 GB to 64 GB you can have it happen at $50. I am sure you can come up with many more schemes if you put your mind to it.

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