Samsung Galaxy S3
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Pre-booking orders for much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S3 are open in India on the company's product e-Store with assured gifts for the customers. Reportedly the pre-orders have crossed 9 million in few days, worldwide.

Customers who are waiting to get their hands on the Galaxy S3, successor of the much-loved Galaxy S2, can now place their orders on e-Store by paying a fixed sum of Rs 2,000 in advance, which is non-refundable. As part of the online booking process, the customers will get a coupon containing a code number of their pre-orders, which should be utilized at the time of the purchase.

However, the pre-booking orders coupon should be used within 15 days of the launch of the Galaxy next. If the purchase is not made within the given timeframe, the validity shall expire.

This would mean that the pre-booking orders comes with an expiry date. Failing to redeem within the timeframe, the validity of the order would stand cancelled and the amount paid in advance will not be refunded. These terms and conditions are applicable even in the case of a change of mind of customers about buying the Galaxy S3.

According to the information available on the Samsung e-store, the order will be delivered to customers in three days of the product launch in India.

Sources said that the South Korean electronics giant (Samsung) has decided to introduce its Galaxy entrant in the Indian markets in the first week of June and it is expected to be priced at Rs 38,000.

The Galaxy S3, Android -based smartphone was launched early this month at Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 in London at the Earls Court Olympics venue.

Specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy S3:

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (306 ppi pixel density), multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, TouchWiz UI v4.0.

Size and Weight: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm dimensions, weighing 133 grams.

OS: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Processor: Exynos 4212 Quad chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Mail-400MP GPU.

Camera: 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.

Memory: In-built memory 16/32 GB storage and expandable upto 64 GB via MicroSD, 1 GB RAM.

Network: 2G Network (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G Network.

(HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), 4G Network LTE (regional).

Data Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR.