The lesser-spotted blue edition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will go on general release in the UK in 11 days time, a Sammy rep has disclosed.
Supply shortages of the so-called ‘pebble blue’ variant mean that it still is not widely available in the UK, although some carriers and online retailers have dispatched limited quantities to pre-order customers.
The good news today is that the blue S3 drought is almost at end. According to workers at Samsung’s outlet at the Westfield megamall in Stratford (East London, not the West Country), the handset will finally land for real on June 22nd, by which time we’d hope that the shortages would have subsided.
The cause of the supply constraints on the blue Galaxy S3 have yet to be fully determined. But they are thought to be related to manufacturing problems that led to Samsung scrapping 600,000 backplates.
In turn, this is rumoured to have stemmed from complications with the hyperglaze coating Samsung uses for the blue version of the smartie.
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