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Even though Samsung’s ‘Next Galaxy’ smartphone is still just under two weeks away from being unveiled at Earls Court in London, the device is already the top-selling smartphone on Amazon.de, beating a number of the company’s other handsets — including the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Nexus — into top spot.
The Galaxy S III listing on Amazon.de saw a lot of attention over the past week, with Samsung reported to have pushed it early with a retail price of €599. The page also detailed the device’s specifications, which include a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED screen, 12-megapixel camera and 16GB of internal storage.
Worried that Amazon may be listing the device as a bestseller on viewing figures alone, we noticed that Amazon does indeed list such products in order of sales, stating: “These lists, updated hourly, contain bestselling items.”
Whilst it isn’t clear if this is a genuine listing, German consumers appear to have been sold on Samsung’s new flagship Android device, without even seeing it. So far, we have only gained a glimpse of the device via a leaked video (which is reportedly a test unit for the real handset) and promotional campaigns that include a website countdown and new teaser video.
Samsung will unveil its “Next Galaxy” handset at a press event on May 3. We will be in attendance, delivering the latest news from the launch.
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