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With some retailers reportedly cancelling orders of the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III in parts of Europe, rumors have been circulating that Samsung had canceled that version of its 2012 flagship. However, it seems that’s not quite the case, as we reached out to Samsung to double-check these details, and the manufacturer got back to us saying a release is still planned.

A Samsung spokesperson told Android Central --

"The 64GB model of the GALAXY S III will be available during the second half of this year.

The market availability and timing may vary and will be determined at the time of release."

So it looks like we’ll still get a 64GB-flavored S III, and with it the prospect of pairing it with a 64GB microSD card for a whopping 128GB of storage. Samsung’s language, though, suggests that not all S III launch territories will necessarily see the 64GB version, which could be why some retailers are hedging their bets and cancelling orders.

As Samsung said during its Galaxy S III announcement event in London, the plan always was to release the 64GB model a bit later than the 16 and 32GB versions. Of course we’re already in the second half of the year, so we could feasibly see this version appear at any point from now on. In the meantime, we’ll be watching for any further news on the 64GB S III, so keep it locked to AC.

 

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Samsung: 64GB Galaxy S III not cancelled, still due before year's end

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Ok I'm happy with my Gnex, but I want to register my anger at all companies that do this. Just put out the best you can at launch. Don't come back later with the same damn device plus one single upgrade. If you want to paint it a different color, fine, but don't give people the memory or battery they want months down the road. Announce your presence with authority! :-)

Man, some people really need some tons of data. I can see this for the iPhone, and I guess they need a 64GB model just to say "We have the same as the iphone" but in reality 16GB phone + 32/64GB SD card gives you the best flexibility and price.

If sprint comes out with one I would get it, simply because it's never bad to have more space on a phone. Especially one that you have to have for close to 2 years.

Man, that's a lot of space. I've got 70+ apps downloaded on my Nexus and still have over 27 GB of space left...including pics and such.

@Nev
You must not have any Glu, Gameloft, or EA games on that Nexus with 70+ apps.
Quick question, just to be clear on your situation. What model Nexus do you have?

I can predict it now that all the carriers that have iPhones will get this phone announced a month after the iPhone is released for $299.99. It is something all companies do. If Nintendo has a sagging portfolio for it's video game systems, they release a new color or refresh the system with a new feature and it sells again. Same here. Even though the Galaxy S III is selling like hotcakes, at some point, sales will slow down to a particular saturation point. And this is what will do.

I have to agree with some of the other posters - not sure why you would go with a 64gb phone rather than just paying less for a 16/32 and getting some microSD cards to fill whatever gap you might have after that....

From what i heard you can't currently move apps to the external SD card so your space can be quickly used up if you're a heavy app user or have space consuming games. I've tested this myself and can only store my external files such as music on the sd card. If anyone knows of a way then please let us know.

Don't know about you guys but I would rather see the best model released first, for example release the 64GB unit day one but say this will only be shipping for the first three\six months after that we will only ship the 32GB model thus showing love for the early adopters and ensuring max sales over the first three\six months...

Or...I got the 32GB S3. Plenty for just the phone. You can get the Micro USB to USB adapter. I run a 750 GB USB powered hard drive on it. Music, Movies, Pics, Docs, the works. The hard drive is no bigger than my phone so totally portable.