One retailer in Canada is said to have posted a listing for the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 at CAD$1,167, which is about $1,100 US dollars reports PopHerald. The 32GB version of the handset currently costs $650 to $700 without contract and unlocked.
64GB Samsung Galaxy S3 gets exorbitant price tag
A Canadian blog said that Basatne had put the quad core 64GB Pebble blue version of the handset with 24 to 48 hour shipping online for CAD $1,167, but this should be taken with a pinch of salt as it is overpriced. An online retailer said that the device would not be launched by Samsung until the end of September and that the price is expected to be in the region of $800 to $900 US dollars. Samsung refused to comment and only said that they would announce the suggested official retail price for the 64GB in the coming weeks.
In the UK and Asia the 16GB version costs $600, while the 32GB comes in at $700. It is thought that if Samsung launch the 64GB it is likely to be in the $900 so as to drag customers away from Apple’s iPhone 4S which comes at a cost of $849 for the unlocked version.
In the US the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile, among others and comes with the Snapdragon S4 dual core processor. It has 2GB of RAM and is packed with features including a 4.8 inch display, 8 megapixel camera and Nature UX interface, which is a toned down TouchWiz interface. It is available for $199.99 for the 16GB version on contract and $249 if you want the 32GB version of the handset. The device runs ICS but there will be an update to Jelly Bean by the end of the year.