Samsung may have scrapped the 64GB version of the Galaxy S3 before it even hit shop shelves, with the news that online vendor Expansys has been told the high-end version of the handset has been ‘discontinued’.
The largest storage variant was announced back in May when the S3 officially launched, but as yet is nowhere to be seen. Customers who’d pre-ordered the handset were told by Expansys that Samsung "has decided not to release the unit". The retailer has updated its product page to confirm the news.
Although an exact reason for the withdrawal wasn’t forthcoming, it’s possible that Samsung saw no real demand for a 64GB model or thought it was surplus to requirements considering the handset comes with a microSD slot for up to 32GB of expandable storage and offers 48GB of free cloud storage on Dropbox.
The phone-maker is instead likely to focus its efforts on bringing new colourways for the S3 to market, having already announced a red option for the US.
We’ve contacted Sammy for more information regarding the cancellation and will let you know what they have to say.
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