The arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S3 is drawing closer and statistics from Carphone Warehouse show that the device has stirred up more pre-orders then any other mobile handset so far in 2012.
The Carphone Warehouse reports that it had thousands of pre-orders within the first 24hrs of the device being available. Selected stores will be open from 7pm on 29th May for pre-order customers to get their hands on the device the day before official release on 30th May.
To cope with the demand 800 Carphone Warehouse stores will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S3 on the day of launch and it claims to be the largest distributor of the device in the UK. It is also the only retailer to offer deals with all the major UK mobile networks.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, says, “Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy SIII has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago. The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse.”
Graham adds, “The Galaxy SIII is without a doubt the fastest selling pre-order of 2012 so far. We’re gearing up for an exceptionally busy launch day at the end of the month as the handset lands on shelves at our stores across the UK.”
We’ll be interested to see how pre-orders of the (as yet unannounced) Apple iPhone 5 compare to the Samsung Galaxy S3, later this year.