What Happened To The 64GB Galaxy S III?

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When Samsung announced the Galaxy S III, we learned we’d first be seeing 16GB and 32GB versions of the handset, with a 64GB option coming a little further down the line. Since then, though, there’s been a lack of progress towards seeing the release of that 64GB model, and now Samsung has reportedly canceled all plans for it. What gives?

Considering the record-setting pace at which GS3 orders are coming in, we’d have to imagine that at least some fraction of those buyers would prefer going with a 64GB model if that option was available. With the sheer number of phones being bought, even a tiny fraction is going to represent a significant number of users.

Don’t forget that there are costs involved with introducing any new model, from the logistics of tracking stocks independently of the 32GB and 16GB versions, to setting aside warehouse space for these models. For whatever reason, maybe Samsung decided these costs just weren’t worth it.

Perhaps Samsung is intending to rely on the GS3’s microSD support to offer that kind of storage level to users who are truly interested in crossing the 32GB barrier. Maybe these rumors of the model cancellation are wrong, and we’ll still see it arrive one day in the future. For now, Samsung has yet to take an official stance.

Source: GSM Arena

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!