A not yet released phone is the #1 best seller at Amazon.
We know that the coming Galaxy S3 smart phone from Samsung is going to be a very popular phone. The successor to the popular Galaxy S II has seen a growing number of rumors as we approach the expected announcement from Samsung on May 3rd in London. So, it comes as a surprise when we hear that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is already on sale and selling on the Amazon Germany web site. And it is definitely selling. The most recent information from the Amazon Germany web site has it as the #1 best selling smart phone on their site at Amazon in Germany. And this is for a phone which has no official information being provided from Samsung.
People are buying the Galaxy S3 basically sight unseen with no specific and confirmed information as to exactly what the phone might look like. People are in essence reserving a phone which does not have a launch date or an arrive date at any wireless carrier or retailer in the world. I reported on the listing on Amazon Germany last week where they showed the phone as coming with a number of specific items, such as a 12 MP camera. Recent rumors have it coming with an 8 MP camera, so they are putting out information on a coming phone which may not be accurate. Another item in the list is a 4.7 inch screen, which has seen rumors of 4.6 up to 4.8. Unless Amazon Germany has some first hand information from Samsung, some of the details here have the potential to change.
The listed Galaxy S3 is showing as only coming in black, but there have been other rumors regarding several colors, so this one may not be correct as well. It is rather interesting to see a product which has not been announced with details which may not be correct sell so well so quickly. We will know in a few weeks whether the information they are showing is correct.
Would you consider buying a phone which has not been announced by the manufacturer?