Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 Samsung

Samsung, the multinational South Korean conglomerate, released its third generation smartphone, Galaxy S3, in Europe on Tuesday. The phone is now available at stores in 28 European and Middle East countries.

However, android fans in India need to wait a bit longer before they could lay their hands on the most-awaited S3 smartphone. Samsung will launch the smartphone on May 31 in New Delhi and it will hit Indian stores most likely by June first week.

According to the latest reports by the company, they have plans to launch Galaxy S3 in more than 145 countries across 296 carriers by July.

According to the Times of India report, the new flagship smartphone that was earlier unveiled at an international launch held at London on May 03, will cost something around Rs. 42,500 in the Indian markets. However, certain other reports are alleging it to be a little lesser than the touted price, somewhere between Rs 34,000 to Rs 38,000.

The pre-orders for Galaxy S3 have already begun along with an assured free gift to the early buyers.

According to BGR, the latest phone in Galaxy series has already crossed over 9 million units in pre-bookings.

How To Pre-Order Galaxy S3?

Here is the way to pre-book S3 device for Rs. 2,000 as advance and pay the remaining at launch. Interested buyers can book their Galaxy S III here. Once the booking is done via Samsung e-store, a coupon code will be sent on the email, which can further be used to adjust the advance while making the final payment.

Buyers will also get a free Bluetooth worth Rs. 2299, provided they pay the balance amount of the purchase within three days of the launch. The delivery will be on the first-come-first basis.

However, according to the company's policy, the pre-booking orders can't be cancelled once an order is placed and the coupon code must be used before 15 days from the date of the product launch. Also, it is mandatory to keep safe the booking and user id for further proceedings.

In addition, the customers can also subscribe to Galaxy S3 notifications from the "Notify Me" option here, to get the latest updates on the product and its launch details.

For more information on the terms and conditions, click here. For purchase and pre-booking, click here.

Features and Specs:

Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts some remarkable high-end features. The phone runs the latest Android version codenamed as Ice Cream Sandwich and features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD panel with 1280×720-pixel resolution, 1GB RAM, 16/32GB memory storage with a microSD card slot.

The phone also comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, apart from a high-end 8 mega-pixel camera with zero-lag shutter speed, burst shot and backlit sensor.

Galaxy S3 has 2,100m Ah battery, WiFi, 3G and other innovative features that might prove to be the biggest hit this year.