Samsung Galaxy S3: Lack Of Jelly Bean Drags Price Down

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with Samsung having launched the Galaxy Note 2 running Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has seen a price drop due to lack of the update claims PopHerald.

Samsung Galaxy S3 price pulled down as Note 2 & S3 Mini flaunt Jelly Bean

The tech blog points out that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is now cheaper internationally thanks to the Note 2 being released last week. The HSPA+ version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has seen the price drop from $800 to $700, with some sites selling the 16GB version of the handset for as little as $650.

It appears the price drop is due to the fact that the Galaxy Note 2 was announced and it comes with the latest Android OS, Jelly Bean pre-installed. The same can be said about the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini. This of course comes with Project Butter, along with many other features that make Jelly Bean a big improvement over ICS. It also has Google Now and an enhanced voice search from Google.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will be on the shelves here in the US in October and it is thought that it will come with a price tag of $800 to $900, if you want the handset unlocked. It will be on contract for around $199 to $249 for two years.

In the US the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular Android devices of 2012 and is available with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon. It is thought that the S3 will get the Jelly Bean update before the end of the year.

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