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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)

By Anthony Garreffa | May 21, 2012 12:19 am CDT

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.

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