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Update: MTN has stated that the Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone will only be available on post paid (contract) for now. The device is currently on offer at the MTN Morningside Service Center, whilst all MTN branded stores countrywide will have stock as of June 8th.

MTN has made the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone available to local buyers and contract subscribers. It is believed that the Galaxy SIII will be even more successful than its predecessor with pre-orders numbering nine million units worldwide.

The SIII (133 g, 8.6 mm) is available now at a cost of R399 on 24 month MTN Anytime 200 contract that includes R200 of airtime, 25 free SMS and 75 MB of data for the first 12 months. It seems that only the MTN Morningside retail store in Johannesburg currently has stock.

Samsung’s new top of the range Galaxy smartphone is powered by a quad-core Exynos 4212 Quad chip with each core running at 1.4 GHz. It boasts a considerable 4.8" HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED touchscreen, notably bigger than its predecessor’s 4.27" (480 x 800) sized display.

 
This smartphone operates on Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) mobile operating system (OS) and Samsung’s new TouchWiz Nature UX user interface. Also onboard is Wi-Fi n, Wi-Fi HT40, GPS/GLONASS support, NFC (near field communication) technology, Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a 8 MP rear-cading camera.

Using the latter this smartphone captures burst shots, take a photo whilst recording video, capture high definition HDR (high dynamic range) photos, and record full HD (1080p) videos.  

“The new Samsung Galaxy SIII is lightweight without sacrificing functionality,” said Serame Taukobong, chief marketing officer of MTN South Africa. “With consumers demanding quicker connections, better performance and increased functionality, this new phone delivers all of this and more.”

“It is the perfect phone for both the professional and private phone user, it includes e-mail and on–device browsing,” added Serame.

In related news, MTN also recently extended its 2 GB internet bundle price slash promotion up until 31 July 2012, enabling the network’s customers to have high-speed internet connectivity on their smartphones, tablets or USB modem, at over half the normal monthly cost.

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