Galaxy S3 now on sale at Amazon Germany.
Reports are circulating that Amazon Germany is currently selling the Galaxy S3 on their web site. And indeed they are, though it is not currently in stock, so you are purchasing a future product which has yet to be officially announced by Samsung. As they are saying on the site, you are “reserving” your phone for when it is made available as a pre-order. An interesting way of doing things. This is all visible on the Amazon Germany web site and does not having any pictures since this is not an official product. We had reported on a You Tube video showing the Galaxy S3 from Vietnam, through it was in a larger case because it is going through carrier testing.
The larger case is Samsung copying how Apple does things in testing their mobile phones. But with the Amazon posting in Germany, it would appear that some of the specs are different than the You Tube video. If we believe that Amazon in Germany has accurate information, then things are a little different and are for the better. Whether the Amazon Germany page stays up remains to be seen, but there will surely be copies of it around if it does not. One of the first things is the screen size which is now set at 4.7 inches instead of the 4.6 or 4.65 inch screen. This has been widely reported as being 4.6 today and previously 4.65, the same as the Galaxy Nexus. There have been rumors of Samsung including a larger screen size on the coming phone.
There has been a lot of talk about Samsung possibly changing the name of the phone and if you believe the Amazon Germany posting, it is indeed going to be the Galaxy S3. Another part of the product specifications is the camera will be 12 MP and not the 8 MP which has been circulating today. We had expected Samsung would included the 12 MP camera and not the 8 MP which every one is now supplying as they follow the leaders. Samsung has been leading things over the past year and needs to continue doing that by including the 12 MP camera.
There is not much more detail which is new on this, but the big surprise is that it is showing up on an Amazon Germany web page for people to see, along with a price. It would appear that Samsung’s great secrecy on the Galaxy S3 has broken down and things are popping up on the web today. It looks like things are going to be interesting over the next few weeks as more and more leaks come out. Some will be reliable and some will not. This one does appear to be genuine for the moment.