Samsung has announced the Galaxy S3, its new flagship smartphone so here’s a round-up of where you can buy it, availability and how much it will cost you in the UK. Updated 30/05/12.
The Galaxy S III is available to buy or pre-order from a number of retailers and networks with others just offering a registration page. See also: Samsung Galaxy S3 goes on sale for £1.
There are some freebies on offer from The Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U if you get in there quickly. However, Tesco currently has the cheapest monthly contract price. Stay tuned for more details as we find them out.
See also: Samsung Galaxy S3 review.
Galaxy S3: The Carphone Warehouse
The best deal we’ve seen is available at The Carphone Warehouse. The firm is offering the Galaxy S III for free on a £36 per month tariff with a free Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, InvisibleSHIELD screen protector and in-car micro USB charger. However, this is only available to the first 1,000 customers to place a pre-order for a contract deal online or via the call centre so hurry to grab this one.
If you miss the deal you’ll still get a free Sandisk 32GB micro SD memory card, InvisibleSHIELD screen protector and in-car micro USB charger.
Those not wanting to be tied down to a contact can get the Galaxy S3 for £499 SIM-free.
Galaxy S3: Phones 4U
Pre-order at Phones 4U and you’ll get some free goodies. Contracts start at £36 per month with the Galaxy S III included for free. The firm will give you a ‘premium accessory bundle’ but hasn’t said what comes in it yet.
Galaxy S3: Vodafone
For the month after the Galaxy S3 goes on sale Vodafone will be the only offering 16GB and 32GB storage options. The 16GB version is available for free from £41 per month on a 24 month contract while the 32GB model pushes the cost up to £46 per month. Both deals include 2GB of data and the latter adds a bonus of 100 free music track downloads.
Galaxy S3: Three
The Galaxy SIII is available from Three on ‘The One Plan’ with all-you-can-eat data at £34 per month (24 month contract) and no upfront cost.
Galaxy S3: Tesco
The supermarket has jumped in with a sub £30 contract for the Galaxy S3. You can get the smartphone for free on a £29 per month, 24 month deal. The tariff is on O2's network and includes 300 minutes, unlimited texts and 100MB of data.
Galaxy S3: O2
O2 has revealed that the 16GB Samsung Galaxy S3 is available from £44 per month with no charge for the handset on a 24 month contract. The firm is also offering 18 month contracts as cheap as £24 per month but a one off cost of £299 for the phone.
Galaxy S3: Virgin Media
Virgin Media has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available from ‘the summer’. Exact tariff prices are still to be confirmed. However, Virgin Media customers will get benefits including £5 off their monthly tariff, double the texts, double the data and 3,000 minutes to other Virgin Mobiles.
Galaxy S3: T-Mobile
T-Mobile has said the Galaxy S3 will cost from £49.99 on a £36 per month, 24 month contract on the Full Monty plan. This offers unlimited data, texts and calls to other T-Mobile phones and 2,000 any network minutes.
Galaxy S3: Orange
The Galaxy S3 is available to pre-order via Orange from just £36 a month on its Panther Extra plan. A £49 deposit is required but the firm will give you £50 back automatically after four months.