If you’ve waited all these months to buy a Samsung Galaxy S3, now’s your chance. The online retail giant Amazon is offering massive discounts on S3. It’s obvious that while buying the phone, you’d feel happy that you’re getting it at a discounted rate; but feel some pride too because the Smartphone is one of the most celebrated devices of 2012.
Now let’s get down to the facts and figures regarding the discount. The discount rates, how much they differ from the original costs of the device and carrier-wise breakdown are all here;
AT&T users – If users purchase a 16 GB version of Galaxy S3 directly from AT&T, that would cost them minimum $199. But if they buy the phone from Amazon, it would only cost them $79 with 2 years contract. This means AT&T users can save $120 on their purchase. The users might come across an issue; the white variant of Galaxy S3 4G LTE is out of stock. That’s why, users should be looking for the blue and red variants.
Sprint Nextel users – For Sprint users, it’s the biggest deal because they could get the device from Amazon at a throwaway price of $49, indicating a whopping $150 discount. The contract period remains same with the AT&T users.
Verizon users – If Verizon subscribers purchase Galaxy S3, they’d get a straight $140 discount as the device is available at Amazon’s store at $59 only. The contract period is again 2 years.
Interestingly, the news broke at a time, when rumors about the next installment of the Galaxy S line are doing the rounds. Some are expecting the Galaxy S4 to release in next February while some in next April. Although exact date hasn’t been officially announced, the device is likely to release in early next year and once it’s out in the market, S3 will see a declining sale. Amazon might have realized this and look forward to increase S3′s sale in this last hour.
Figures are showing that Galaxy S3 has been sold in great volumes throughout 2012. At the end of Q3 of 2012, Apple was found selling out 16.2 millions of iPhone 5 whereas Samsung beat Apple hands down by making 18 million sales. The insane sales figures helped Samsung to post a record-breaking profit of 5.9 billion, which was up 90% from third quarter of 2011.
Amazon selling Galaxy S3 at immense discounted rates indicates that the craze for the device hasn’t gone down yet. So before bracing yourself for about-to-be-launched Galaxy S4, you might think of putting S3 inside your pocket.