Samsung cancels the 64GB I9300 Galaxy S III?

17 July, 2012 | Comments (66) | Post your comment

When the Galaxy S III was announced a couple of months ago, it was said to come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB varieties. The latter model, however, seems to be axed by Samsung as UK retailer Expansys has cancelled its pre-orders.

A reader of ours contacted us, saying that his order couldn't be processed as Samsung "has decided not to release the unit". However, the 16GB model remains available in pebble blue and white.

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.

Naturally, this could turn out to be a simple misunderstanding between Samsung and the retailer and the 64GB version might actually make it to the shelves, but chances are looking slim for now.

Thanks for the tip, Nick O'Sullivan!



Samsung cancels the 64GB I9300 Galaxy S III? - reader comments

  • faisbross

They did it with galaxy s2 and now this! They will probably cancel Note 2 64 too. Its the market I guess. Most people probably wouldn't need a lot of storage. 16GB is big enough for them. But that's not the point. Samsung has announced the sp...

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  • 2012-10-17 02:45
  • TKaC
  • Anonymous

I don't agree with what you are saying at all. First of all, larger microSD(XC) cards are unreliable and are likely to be more so the more space you cram into this form factor. It doesn't take much common sense to realize that denser memory is more f...

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  • 2012-07-18 21:58
  • d@Ja
  • mit

It looks like Samsung is not able of making a 64GB galaxy S3

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  • 2012-07-18 16:24
  • ShKs