By Jonathan Charles | Aug 19, 2012 09:18 AM EDT
Samsung posted photos of a black version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 in a tube station on its official Olympics page earlier in August, and now phone retailer Clove says that the device will arrive in the UK during October. The launch of the black Samsung Galaxy S3 could be around the time the next iPhone goes on sale.
The black variant will arrive in a 64GB version, Clove confirmed, with no word on whether 64GB of internal storage is the only option; fans will have to wait until pre-orders go live. Clove also revealed that the phone will be SIM-free.
"The news of the large internal storage is particularly interesting as it will make the S3 black the first SIM-free smartphone to launch in the UK with 64GB internal storage," Clove confirmed. Additional support for a 64GB microSD card is available, totaling 128GB of potential storage.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has received praise for its feature set and criticism for its build quality. Samsung's update times also seem to be expedited, with rumors that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean could arrive on the device as early as August 29. Jelly Bean updates have leaked at hacker forum XDA-Developers, though users are advised not to download the ROMs onto essential devices.
Samsung currently offers 3 colors of the S3: Pebble Blue, Marble White, and the AT&T exclusive Garnet Red.
Clove did not specify when pre-orders will go live, though said to check back on its website "soon". A cost has also not been confirmed, however the Pebble Blue Galaxy S3 sells for £405 exactly. Head to the black Samsung Galaxy S3 product page at Clove to register interest.
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