On Friday last week we saw the pricing from Mobicity put up for the 16GB version of the Galaxy S III and now we have pricing for the 16GB, 32GB & 64GB versions of the phone from Kogan and Mobicity. Both stores are offering a 12 month local warranty and the option of colours : Marble White or Pebble Blue. Kogan has advised they have an expected dispatch date of the 28th of May for the 16, 32 & 64GB versions, whilst Mobicity advise the 16GB should have a release date of the 30th of May but no timeframe for the 32GB or 64GB version has been given.
This morning we have found that Dmavo have put up the Galaxy S III for pre-order, although they appear to only offer it in Marble White, they have no information on shipping date but advise pre-order information will be updated on the 10th of May. Also joining the companies after your pre-order are Expansys who appear to be offering the cheapest deal at the moment offering you Ex-GST for orders under $1000(Is that legal?), the downside to an Expansys order is that you will only get 3 months warranty for your device but they do offer options for purchasing additional warranty, there also doesn`t seem to be an ETA for shipping their devices.
|Shipping||Free Shipping for orders over $100(I think this qualifies)||Check on the site, it was $19 for me to Canberra||$15||Pricing for shipping is by weight so check out the pricing here|
Expansys is also the first to offer what appear to be the genuine Samsung Galaxy III accessories as well, giving a date of the 06/06/12 :
|Samsung Flip Cover Case for Galaxy S III (Chrome Blue)||$39.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III Original Desktop Dock||$43.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III C-Pen Stylus (Titanium Silver)||$21.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III Original Battery Charger Stand (Battery Included)||$37.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III Original Vehicle Kit (Car Charger Included)||$32.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III Original Battery (2100 mAh)||$32.99|
|Samsung Galaxy S III Original MicroUSB to HDMI Adapter (MicroUSB to 11 Pin HDMI)||$43.99|
Again, shipping is on top of this so bear that in mind when purchasing, it’s worked out by weight so check out their pricing here.
If you`re willing to import and go with a warranty that involves shipping your phone back to the UK you can order from the big two : Clove or Handtec. Clove has not eta for their offering except a notification ‘Due in soon taking pre-orders’ but Handtec advises ‘First stock due May 30th’ and shipping to customers would occur shortly after. Both Clove and Handtec are offering only pre-orders for the 16GB version at this stage.
|16GB ex VAT||£429||£416.49|
|Delivery||DHL : £26.90 |
FedEX : £28.90
|Int Signed Mail £24.00 |
DHL Int Courier £29.00
Fedex Int Courier£31.00
Those are the major importers/exporters that I personally know of and would trust to pre-order a phone through. Samsung has still no updates on availability of the Galaxy S III in Australia as yet. Still waiting to see if one of their pop-up stores will be making an appearance in Australia at this stage(We can only hope). So, has anyone pre-ordered Samsungs latest flagship yet?