Join gaming leaders, alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 this upcoming January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. 

Pre-orders for Samsung’s next flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, have already reached 9 million just two weeks after it was announced. In comparison, the last Galaxy phone took several months to reach 3 million pre-orders.

The early orders come from the more than 100 global wireless carriers that will be offering the phone, Reuters reports. The 9 million figure was divulged to the Korea Economic Times via an unidentified Samsung executive.

The company hasn’t officially acknowledged the amount yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was true.

The Galaxy S III sports a massive 4.8-inch screen with a 720p resolution. Samsung unveiled the phone earlier this month and showed off a Siri competitor, dubbed S Voice, that will function as a digital assistant. It also has eye tracking features, to keep the screen active while you’re viewing it.

Spec-wise, the Galaxy S III features an 8-megapixel rear camera with burst and best-shot modes (similar to HTC’s One series), a huge 2,1000 mAh battery (necessary for that massive screen), NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0. It weighs only 133 grams and is 8.6 millimeters thick. A 3G HSPA+ version of the phone will launch at the end of the month, while a 4G LTE version is coming later this summer. The launch will begin in Europe on May 29th, followed by North America in June, and then Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

[vb_gallery id=425785]


VentureBeat's mission is to be a digital town square for technical decision-makers to gain knowledge about transformative technology and transact. Our site delivers essential information on data technologies and strategies to guide you as you lead your organizations. We invite you to become a member of our community, to access:
  • up-to-date information on the subjects of interest to you
  • our newsletters
  • gated thought-leader content and discounted access to our prized events, such as Transform 2021: Learn More
  • networking features, and more
Become a member