Cool smartphones that didn’t launch in SA

A few of 2012’s interesting smartphone releases didn’t make their way to South Africa (yet)

By - January 1, 2013
Nexus

From the rumour-mongering around the Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 to their eventual launch and fresh rumour-mongering around the Samsung Galaxy S4, 2012 has been a smartphone-filled year.

As has become the norm, this past year saw a gamut of smartphone announcements and releases from the world’s top manufacturers.

For the most part South Africans have had a good year in terms of receiving the latest and greatest smart devices within a short period after they launch internationally.

However, a few devices that are available elsewhere did not make it to our shores at all.

These are some of the more sought-after smartphones South Africans didn’t have the option of buying through official channels in 2012:

Asus Padfone 2

Asus Padfone 2

Asus Padfone 2

Nexus 4

Google Nexus 4 promo shots

Google Nexus 4 promo shots

HTC One X+

HTC One X Plus

HTC One X+

Samsung Ativ S

Despite Vodacom saying that they plan to offer Samsung’s Windows Phone 8 device by the end of November 2012, the smartphone has yet to launch in South Africa.

Asus PadFone 2 plans for South Africa

No Google Nexus 4 for SA: the real story

Samsung Ativ S Windows Phone 8 device for SA

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