The Galaxy S III Prematurely Up for Pre-Order Ahead of Official Launch

We may have received the invitation and seen the teaser of the teaser (and depending on when you’re reading this, the teaser itself), and the event itself may be less than two weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped plenty of new Samsung Galaxy S III information appearing over the weekend.

First, Amazon in Germany has put the unannounced phone up as a pre-order on its site. Just like when the iPhone 5 appeared in the same way through T-Mobile Germany, just before Apple launched the iPhone 4S. Those who want the S III (or whatever it’ll be called) as soon as possible and couldn’t care less about the price of the features; this is the deal for you.

Amazon’s blurb talks about the specs, but unless they’re not concerned about shattering Samsung’s hard work keeping these facts secret, they should be treated as speculation for now. The site says the device has a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, a 12 megapixel camera and 16GB of internal memory.

There’s no mention of the processor or its clock speed, but the ad does say the phone will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich installed. It also calls it the Galaxy S3, but it’s not known whether this will be its actual name or not. The price is 599 Euros, or just under £500.

Samsung has planned a launch event for 3 May in London, where the Galaxy S III is almost certain to be announced, potentially along with a cloud storage service, the official Olympics 2012 phone and even a new tablet.

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