Samsung Galaxy S III to hit the UK on May 30, already priced

03 May, 2012

Barely out the door, the Samsung Galaxy S III is already up for preorder in the UK. Samsung's newest Android flagship is slated for a May 29 launch in Europe, but the carriers that have so far confirmed they'll carry the S III point to May 30 as a UK launch date.

Phones4U have both the Pebble Blue and Marble White versions available for pre-order and you get a choice between Vodafone, Orange and O2 for an operator. Vodafone and Orange offer the Galaxy S III for free with a 2-year contract costing at least 38.50/month (for 800 minutes, 3000 texts) and 36/month respectively (for 600 minutes, 3000 texts).

O2 requires you to pay at least 99 upfront and sign a 37/month deal, but it does offer unlimited texting along with 600 minutes. All quoted prices are for the 16GB Galaxy S III version, but with a microSD card slot on board we doubt anyone will need anything else.

By the way, Phones4U and their brick-and-mortar shop at Oxford Street will have units available in store on May 30, too and they'll be offering a 50 premium accessory bundle of yet unknown contents.

Vodafone will also be selling the Galaxy S III though their own stores and promise to offer both the 16GB and 32GB version at launch, but there's no pre-order info just yet.

Three UK will also offer the new Samsung top dog - pre-orders start tomorrow. As for price, the phone will be free on contract which costs 34 per month and includes an "all-you-can-eat" data plan.

There's no SIM-free price for the Galaxy S III just yet.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is headed for the US as well - it's expected to arrive in June, but exact launch dates and carrier availability will be announced later. The US version will be sporting both HSDPA+ and LTE radios.

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