The much-talked about Samsung Galaxy S III will be launched in Oman this week. The device packed with many latest applications is touted to be a formidable competition for Apple’s yet to be launched iPhone 5.
"Galaxy S III will be officially launched in Oman on June 6,” Ajay Ganti, CEO, Al Seeb Technical Establishment (SARCO) told Muscat Daily.
SARCO is the authorised dealer of Samsung products in Oman. It is in the process of receiving and distributing the smartphone to various outlets. “The response is phenomenal. We have got thousands of enquiries,” said Ganti.
The device priced at RO250 comes with 16GB memory, expandable up to 64GB. Its 4.8 inch Super Amoled display make the screen look big, while Quad-core processor enable users to open many applications simultaneously. Eye-tracking software on the phone ensures the screen stays on when the user is looking at it, while S-Voice is Samsung’s competition to Siri on iPhone 4S.
Some mobile phone dealers in Muscat are already selling the new phone, which they procured from the US. “We have sold many devices to our regular customers at RO290,” said a mobile phone dealer.
With the new phone set to hit the market, the prices of Samsung’s existing models like Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note have come down. Galaxy Note’s price has dropped from RO259.9 to RO219.9, while Galaxy S II is now available for RO189. It was earlier sold at over RO200.