Samsung’s pebble-blue edition of their top –selling phone, the Galaxy S3, now has a UK release date of the 22nd June, after complications arose in delivering the ‘hyperglaze’ coating on schedule.
According to Samsung's flagship store The blue Galaxy S3 will now launch in the UK on June 22, whilst various reports suggest that this colour S3 model might not be the Pebble Blue first shown at the smartphone’s London launch back in May. The niggling manufacturing problems might have forced Samsung into producing a “Metallic Blue” version rather than the tranquil sounding ‘Pebble Blue’.
The hype surrounding the release of the Android driven SIII gave rise to a swell of optimism that this self-styled ‘iPhone Killer’ would jolt Apple in to a reaction and reignite the battle for smartphone supremacy, which has seen a slowdown of late as a slew of mediocre handsets released in the last year saturate the market.
The Inquirer reports that customers who pre-ordered the Pebble Blue Samsung Galaxy S3 will receive their new Android smartphones through the post while limited numbers will be available in stores “in a few weeks”.
Samsung released a statement recently explain the problems surround the pebble blue design:
"In order to meet the highest internal quality standards and to provide the best quality Galaxy S III to customers, a short supply of Pebble Blue version is expected in some regions in the next 2-3 weeks.
"Samsung is working hard to ensure that customers will get the Pebble Blue coloured devices as soon as possible."
In terms of the overall design; Samsung have said the shape is 'inspired by nature' but what really matters are the size, weight and feel. The Samsung Galaxy S3 is very thin and light for such an enormous phone at just 8.6mm and 133g. It is comfortable to hold, partly because Samsung has reduced the bezel size keeping the dimensions down as much as possible.
Other features on the Samsung S3 include: standard connectivity options; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB as well as near-field communications (NFC) technology and support for the digital living network alliance (DLNA) standard.