LONDON: Samsung’s new Galaxy S3 phone has become the fastest selling-pre-order phone of the year, according to Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse.
The retailer confirmed that thousands of customers have pre-ordered the new flagship Google Android device, The Telegraph reports. Over 800 Carphone shops will stock the phone during its launch, which will go on sale on May 29 to those who have pre-ordered it.
Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, claimed, “Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy S3 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.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that nine million S3s had been pre-ordered by more than 100 carriers.
Korean Samsung is the biggest mobile phone company in the world, ahead of long-time number one Nokia, and also the biggest maker of smartphones ahead of Apple.
The Galaxy S3 that was unveiled at an international launch held at London have innovative new features such as eye tracking so that the screen stays on while a user is looking at it.
The S3 also has a 4.8″ display, one of the largest in the market, and the ability to automatically initiate a call to a contact onscreen when the phone is held up to its user’s face.
Samsung has also announced that the device will be the official phone of the London Olympics.