Samsung Galaxy S3 gets spooky new flavour in time for Halloween

It looks like Samsung's flagship Galaxy S3 smartphone is back in black, with a new nocturnal flavour of the phenomenally popular Android device surfacing courtesy of online mobile retailer Expansys.

The digital mobile merchant has added a black version of the handset to the existing line-up of Pebble Blue and Marble White models, offering a SIM-free, 16GB iteration of the Galaxy S3 in the new shade for £410.

Interestingly, the site is proffering a slightly mysterious delivery time of "normally less than 5 days" in connection with the latest iteration of the S3, perhaps suggesting that Samsung is still ironing out final release details. The Expansys listing also notes that the device for sale is the "EU version" and comes with a UK AC adapter, adding a further element of intrigue for UK consumers.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been widely lauded as one of the seminal handsets of 2012, featuring a quad-core processor clocking at 1.4GHz in addition to its expansive 4.8in Super AMOLED HD screen, 8-megapixel primary camera, and a recent update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Samsung is seeking to capitalise on the runaway success of its current-generation flagship Android handset, lining up a pared down, 4in version of the Galaxy S3 for a 2 November release.

In addition to a 4in display, the Galaxy S3 Mini will sport a dual-core SoC clocking at 1GHz, a 5-megapixel primary camera, a microSD card slot, and NFC capability.