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.
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.
Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:27 am CDT
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