Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Over 20 mn in 100 Days; Can Apple iPhone 5 Surpass it?
Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Over 20 mn in 100 Days; Can Apple iPhone 5 Surpass it?Samsung

The Samsung's flagship Android next generation smartphone, Samsung Galaxy S3 is all set to make its debut in India on Thursday following its grand release in Europe with a new music service last Tuesday.

According to the Samsung galaxy smartphone dealers in India, the Galaxy S3 stocks will reach the stores by evening and will immediately go for sale.

As the Samsung India has already started taking pre-orders for the next Galaxy, the pre-ordered customers will be given the first priority by the dealers before attending to walk-in customers.

However, the customers who want to get their hands on the sample of Galaxy S3 before they make a purchase can visit the nearby Samsung outlets and experience for themselves.

Speaking to IBTimes, Sagar, the Samsung Smart Phone Café owner in Bangalore, confirmed the arrival of Galaxy S3 stocks to the stores on Thursday and they are open for sales despite the on-going Bharat Bandh.

"We will get the galaxy S3 stocks by evening and will go for sales then," Sagar said.

However, Sagar was not sure about the price tag of the latest Galaxy, he expects between Rs 37,000 and Rs 40,000.

Anand, branch manager for Samsung Smart Phone Café, said over 18,000 pre-orders have been registered across India, since the Samsung opened for pre-orders for Galaxy S3.

The Carphone Warehouse last week reported that the Galaxy S3 went on to become the "most pre-ordered Android device." [Read: How to place your pre-orders for Samsung Galaxy S3]

"Our first priority will be the customers who have placed their orders in advance and we will also receive the stock accordingly. We can deal with the direct customers only after getting the next load," Anand said.

If you haven't placed a pre-order and thinking about buying the Samsung's latest Galaxy, then you have to wait for a while, at least for about 10 to 15 days.

Another Samsung dealer in Mumbai, Amit also confirmed the arrival of Galaxy S3 in India, however, he informed that the shutters of the shop will remain closed because of the Bharat Bandh.

The main opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA) along with other political parties has called for a nation-wide protest over the latest price hike in petrol on Thursday.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will come in three variants. However, only 16 GB will be available in India at present and could expect for 32 GB in the coming days. The 64 GB is very unlikely to be available in India.

The Breakdown of Specs of Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has 4.8 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, runs latest Android 4.0- Ice Cream Sandwich. It is powered-by Exynos 4212 Quad chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Mail-400MP GPU.

It also has 1GB of RAM onboard coupled with 16 GB of in-built storage capacity, with an expandable option up to 32 GB via MicroSD.

The Galaxy S3 features 8-megapixel with 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.

In addition, there's also a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera, 720p@30fps.