Amazon offering discount on Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung’s Android flagship phone for 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S III, is a really great device. Samsung has managed to sell more than has 20 million units of S III in just 100 days. Now here’s a good news, or may be bad news if you have already bought the device. Since we’re closing in on the launch of Apple’s iPhone 5, and people who haven’t bought a new device are most probably waiting for Apple to launch the next gen iPhone, so in order to attract that group of people, Amazon has made the Samsung Galaxy S III deal sweeter. Amazon has lowered its price tag of the Verizon version of the Samsung Galaxy S III. This move will surely allow Amazon squeeze some more sales out of the phone yet.

The current price tag of Big Red’s version of the device at Amazon is $139.99. Previously, the phone was being sold for $199.99, so that’s a whopping $60 off Amazon is offering. In order to avail the new pricing, customers are required to activate a new connection and sign a two-year contract. For users who are already with Verizon, fret not because you can upgrade to a Samsung Galaxy S III, but the pricing is a bit different. For existing customers, Samsung Galaxy S III will cost $10 more or $149.99 with a new two-year contract. Still, that’s a $50 savings, which is still a pretty substantial saving.

For those who don’t know much about Samsung Galaxy S III, it’s touted as the “best smartphone on the market”, and its features indeed live up to that claim. It has every feature that you would ask. It should be noted that if you are a developer, Verizon’s version of Galaxy S III comes with an unlockable bootloader, which is not a good thing because most of the carriers are fine with an unlockable bootloader. It’s worth noting that Samsung has a Verizon version of Galaxy S III with unlockable bootloader which can be bought from Samsung directly for $599. Coming back to specs of Verizon Galaxy S III, it will be coming with a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor as opposed to Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 that is found on the international version. It supports 4G LTE, which is one reason why the US version of SIII comes with S4 dual-core processor instead of international’s Galaxy S3’s Exynos quad-core chips. An impressive 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD Display does its job very well in the display department, and the massive 2 gig of RAM may be a game changer. It has an 8 Megapixel camera at back, while 1.9 MP camera in the front can be used for video chat and stuff, and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and of course Jelly Bean update is on its way.

Amazon’s deal is apparently up for a limited time only, so if you do fancy Samsung Galaxy S III, you may very well take advantage of the deal. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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