A senior official from one of South Africa's top mobile phone operators has confirmed that the Galaxy S3 is being preferred to the Galaxy Nexus.
Mike Fairon, MTN's head of product innovation and development, inferred that the company had chosen the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S3 as alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because the pair provided greater benefits to customers.
It is likely that MTN took the decision based on the fact that the Galaxy Nexus is still a high price smartphone, unlike the Samsung Galaxy S2 which has reached the end of its life.
Some might even say that Samsung had built obsolescence into the handset, pairing a dual core 1.2GHz processor (the same as on the Samsung Galaxy S2) with a five megapixel camera (as on the Galaxy S) and a 4.65-inch HD ready display.
In comparison, the Galaxy S3, which is expected to cost roughly the same price will come with either a high speed dual core CPU or a quad core SoC, 1GB or 2GB RAM, a 12-megapixel camera and possibly an identical screen as the Galaxy Nexus.
Last week, Samsung announced that it had cancelled the 32GB version of the Galaxy Nexus, a cancellation we blamed on the S3.