Samsung Galaxy SIII disappears from Expansys
I’d been religiously checking Expansys’ website for any indication of a release date for the Samsung Galaxy SIII in 32 or 64GB form and was surprised today to see that it is no longer listed on their website. For whatever reason, they’ve de-listed the handset and it doesn’t look to be making a return any time soon.
About two weeks ago I decided that because I’d been waiting so long for the 32GB Galaxy SIII to make an appearance and Google had just announced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, I decided instead to go for the Galaxy Nexus which would be the first phone to receive the new OS. I got the phone a while back now and must say I’m not disappointed – Jelly Bean has improved the phone’d responsiveness massively over Ice Cream Sandwich. I am however very disappointed in Samsung. Had they released a 32GB version of the Galaxy Nexus 6 months ago (again, like we were expecting) I’d have had one much sooner.
I loved my HTC Desire but it was getting seriously long in the tooth and this latest vapourware announcement from Samsung is the second time they’ve done this for a newly announced superphone in the last 6 months. First the Galaxy Nexus and now the SIII. If Samsung really want to challenge Apple for the prize of best Smartphone, they need to book their ideas up! Don’t announce a phone with a specific memory size if it’s never going to make an appearance!
I have heard that Samsung will release the 32GB phone in the second half of this year but what’s the point releasing at that time? The buzz has died off and the number of punters waiting for the SIII with larger memory capacity (yes, I know you can put microSD cards in it!) will probably have gone elsewhere or be waiting for the iPhone 5’s inevitable 128GB size or the new Google Nexus Phone (possibly a Motorola handset).
I love my tech but I find it infuriating to be told that something is coming only to be let down.