Samsung Galaxy S III unboxed early

May 25, 2012
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Most of the gadget world is waiting in eager anticipation for Samsung's 2012 flagship, but a as usual, some isolated retailers are already selling the phone. Such is the case for one SlashGear reader, who happily shared his good fortune in the form of two Galaxy S III units with the rest of a jealous web. You can see his results below.

There's nothing too surprising here - the final international hardware seems to be identical to the phone revealed in early May at Samsung's London event. For a more exhaustive look, sans the retail gleam, check out our own hands-on post. There's nothing extra in the photos below (except a bad habit or two) but this is what the Galaxy S III will look like when it hits Europe next week.

In setting up his new phone, the submitter notes that as promised, users get an eye-popping amount of free storage on Dropbox: 48GB on top of the standard 2GB for free users. You're prompted to enter your Dropbox account or set up a new one during the first-time boot, just so you don't miss it. We haven't seen any indication that this feature is region-restricted.

The Galaxy S III is scheduled to hit European retailers on May 29th, and the UK the day after. American dates haven't been announced, but a leaked ad shows the superphone hitting four Canadian carriers on June 20th. The Galaxy S III is the machine to beat at the moment, with a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED screen, quad-core Exynos processor (international), a full gig of RAM, 8 megapixel camera, and Samsung's expanded TouchWiz running on top of Android 4.0.

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  • Beaker

    GLONASS? barometer?

  • Photographer1968

    can we see some example HDR photos?