Samsung Galaxy S3 officially launched in SA

Samsung SA held the official launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S3 in Sandton

Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 was officially launched at an event in Sandton tonight (7 June 2012).

Vodacom already had the device available on contracts from retailers at its Vodacom World mall in Midrand since 29 May 2012, and MTN launched it at its store in Morningside on 2 June 2012.

Vodacom offered the device on promotional contracts that included a flip cover and a R100 voucher for Samsung’s Video Hub.

MTN announced that it was offering the device on an AnyTime 200 contract for R399 per month.

New deal sheets for Vodacom’s contract offerings recently emerged showing slightly increased prices over the deals available at Vodacom World:

Samsung Galaxy S3 postpaid deals
Vodacom price plan Monthly price Extras
Contract price plans
Everyday Off-peak 120 R319
Business Call R369 250MBx24
Business Call s R379 250MBx24
Talk 75s R439 250MBx25
Talk 120s R479 250MBx24
Talk 130 R499 250MBx24
Talk 200s R589 250MBx24
Talk 240 R589 250MBx24
Talk 350s R779 250MBx24
Talk 500s R939 250MBx24
Talk 1000s R1,559 250MBx24
TopUp plans
TopUp 315s R529 250MBx24
TopUp 400s R579 250MBx24
TopUp 500s R659 250MBx24

The technical specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S3 are summarised in the below table:

Samsung Galaxy S3 specifications
Display 4.8″ 720p (720×1280) AMOLED
Camera, primary 8MP
Camera, secondary 1.9MP
Storage, internal 16/32/64GB
Storage, expandable microSDXC (64GB)
RAM 1GB
Processor 1.4GHz Exynos 4212 quad
Graphics Mali-400MP
Battery 2,100mAh
Cellular data 21Mbps HSPA+
SIM type Micro SIM

Craige Fleischer, mobile business leader for Samsung SA, said that he was able to confirm that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is available “nationally, across [Samsung’s] footprint.”

The Samsung Galaxy S2 would stay in the market, Fleishcer said.

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