UK MOBILE NETWORK Vodafone has revealed that Samsung's Galaxy S III is the most pre-ordered Android smartphone ever.
Launched earlier this month, the handset is already smashing records set by the Samsung Galaxy S II, the crimson-coloured operator has let slip.
A Vodafone spokesperson told The INQUIRER that demand for Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphone has been off the charts since it kicked off pre-orders. It said, "We've been really encouraged by our customers' response to the Samsung Galaxy S III."
"With over a week to go until launch, it's already the most pre-ordered Android device we've brought into our smartphone line-up to date and our limited time offer of 2GB of mobile data and 100 free music tracks is being snapped up."
The Carphone Warehouse echoed these remarks from Vodafone, saying yesterday that it has also seen huge demand for the third generation Galaxy phone. Graham Stapleton, the retailer's chief commercial officer said, "The Galaxy S3 is without a doubt the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far. We're gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK."
It's not all that surprising that the Galaxy S III is already flying off the shelves, given its impressive specifications. The phone boasts a 4.8in AMOLED touchscreen, a quad-core processor, an 8MP HD 1080p camera and a pebble-like polycarbonate chassis that supposedly feels 'natural' in the hand.
Check back next week for our Samsung Galaxy S III review. µ
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