Samsung Galaxy S3 Shatters iPhone 4S Pre-Orders: 9mil vs 4mil

Reports have coming in stating that over 9 million Samsung Galaxy S3 units have been pre-ordered, taking the title away from the iPhone 4S which did 4 million late last year.

Samsung Galaxy S3 beats iPhone 4S pre-orders by whopping 5 million

The Telegraph now reports it as the ‘most popular phone’ so far this year. The claims have a warehouse owner saying, “the Galaxy S3 is without a doubt the fastest selling pre order of 2012 so far.  We’re gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK.”

The Android toting giant Samsung is also now the biggest manufacturer of smartphones in the world; ahead of Apple in production, while also leading the Goliath of handset makers Nokia, Android has played a critical role in the success of Samsung.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched very successfully in London earlier this month, and will go on sale in the UK on May 29th. The Samsung Galaxy S3 weighs just 133g and slides in at only 8.6mm thick.  Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it is powered by Samsung’s quad-core processor and has 1GB RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S3 also features a mock Siri voice command program dubbed S Voice. Boasting another feature labeled the S Beam, it is able to transport the files of a user, up to 1GB, to another S3 without using Wi-fi or data internet. An expansion on Android’s Beam, this app will allow users who have Ice Cream Sandwich to swap info simply by touching.

The great features of the Galaxy S3 keep coming, enticing us with an announcement that every purchaser of the S3 will get 50 free GB cloud storage from Dropbox. This whammy is double what HTC One Series owners get, and is valid for 2 years after purchase. The Galaxy S3 is available for pre-orderd in the US at the moment as well via Amazon but at a whopping price tag of $800 (unlocked). The Samsung Galaxy S3’s main competitor immediately will be the HTC One X followed by the iPhone 5 later this year.

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