Samsung GALAXY S III hits Taiwan on June 1, will sell for just over $700

Taiwan to receive GALAXY S III on June 1, starts at 20,900 TWD ($708 or so)

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Samsung have said that their upcoming flagship quad-core smartphone, the GALAXY S III, will be on sale in Taiwan come June 1. This is 1-2 days later than its European release, but it looks like they will make up for it on pricing.

Samsung GALAXY S III hits Taiwan on June 1, will sell for just over $700 |

It looks like Taiwan will be getting the S III for less than what British retailers and carriers are asking. An unlocked, SIM-free GALAXY S III will set you back 20,900 TWD, which is around $708. This is for the 16GB model and an extra 10-percent of so for the 32GB variant.

To compare this to the British retailers, the S III 16GB model will be selling for around £500 (about $800). Another benefit in Taiwan is that the 32GB model is only $67 more expensive, which is strange because the doubled internal storage usually sets one back $90-100 more. But, who can complain at that?

All major Taiwanese mobile carriers are expected to offer the S III on June 1, and will offer it for free on a two-year contract. I'm pretty sure Taiwan is getting it cheaper than everywhere else for a good reason, and maybe that reason is to entice me to grab one for myself and my wife while I'm there for Computex? That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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