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Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB Not Axed - Just Delayed and Possibly Restricted

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Yesterday we ran a report on the claim that the top model of the Samsung Galaxy S3, which was to contain 64GB of storage, may have been cancelled. Now Samsung has clarified that it will still be released, just a little later than expected and possibly not in all territories.

As you'll already know by now, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a supremely well-specced smartphone, with one of the biggest and brightest displays we've seen and possibly the fastest CPU/GPU combo on the market.

It's arguable, in fact, that it's a little over-specced, if such a thing is possible. Take storage capacity, for example. With a microSD card slot allowing up to 64GB of expansion and a whopping 50GB of free cloud storage coming through Dropbox, those 16 and 32GB models seem way more than adequate. The proposed 64GB model is possibly a little like overkill - at least for your average user.

It seemed as if Samsung was coming to the same realisation when UK retailer Expansys told one customer that Samsung "has decided not to release the unit." Now, though, Samsung has clarified its position on the 64GB model.

Speaking to The Verge, Samsung confirmed that "The 64GB model of the GALAXY S III will be available during the second half of this year," but added that "The market availability and timing may vary and will be determined at the time of release."

So to translate - the Samsung Galaxy S3 64GB will definitely be released, but not until the latter part of the year and possibly not in all areas. All we want to know is: will it reach the UK?

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