Ahead of iPhone 5 launch, Samsung Galaxy S3 price falls below £400

You can now grab the Samsung Galaxy S3 for as little as £399.99 including free shipping from online retailer DigitalRev. The device is a grey import but comes with local warranty and the seller has confirmed that it doesn’t charge any additional fees to cover taxes or P&P.

The S3 had a suggested retail price of around £500 when it was unveiled nearly four months ago but the imminent launch of Apple’s iPhone 5 means that its retail price (either on PAYG, contract or SIM free) was always going to decrease sooner or later.

The device comes with a 4.8in HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution, a quad-core Cortex-A9-based system-on-chip, the Exynos 4412, clocked at 1.4GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, 1GB of RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, 50GB cloud storage via Dropbox, an 8-megapixel camera and a front 1.9-megapixel camera, plus a number of unique additional features.

These include S Beam, S Voice, Smart Stay and Smart Alarm, all of which supposedly back the (marketing) claim that the phone was built for humans.

As expected, the phone runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with Jelly Bean coming very soon), with Samsung’s own UI layered on top.

Check our review of the Samsung Galaxy S3, one in which we actually found the smartphone quite likeable.

ITProPortal will be reporting live on Apple’s announcement later tonight so make sure you stick with us and bookmark our live blog as we find out more about the new products and services launched by the tech giant.

Other than the iPhone 5, we expect to see a cheaper version of the iPhone 4S, an iPad mini and potentially a 13in Macbook Pro with Retina Display.

Source: Digital Rev