Black Samsung Galaxy S3 goes up for pre-order
13th Aug 2012 | 21:43
Independent retailer says stock coming in four to six weeks
Speculation that Samsung will release a black shade of its Galaxy S3 smartphone have seriously gathered pace in the last week, and now one UK retailer has put the device up for pre-order.
Mobile-Fun.co.uk says it will have black Galaxy S3 handsets in stock in 4-6 weeks and will take £499.99 of your English pounds now if you'd like to reserve one.
For that rather lofty price, you'll get the quad-core 4.8-inch Android device, SIM-free, with 16GB of storage.
The Mobile-Fun listing is not currently displaying a picture of the elusive phone, but Crave reports that one was there.
It now appears the shop has removed the image, but the device remains available for pre-order.
Crave also writes that Mobile-Fun says it 'found the picture' as opposed to obtaining it from Samsung. The manufacturer has, naturally, declined to comment.
When will it land?
Monday's online listing follows a week when a black model of the all-conquering Android kingpin appeared on Samsung's European Facebook page, promoting its involvement in the Olympics.
Also, just this weekend, we reported on a leak from within another retailer Carphone Warehouse. That showed the device listed on a company inventory screen.
So, if you add all of the evidence up, it definitely appears that the new shade is on the way.
Update: TechRadar spoke to Samsung, who said: "we don't comment on rumour or speculation" - so we're just going to have to wait and see.