Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy S III superphone, the latest in Samsung’s line of flagship devices. The Galaxy S III will go on sale worldwide starting in May, and apart from the traditional retail and cellular outlets, Samsung has introduced another way to get your hands on the device: glass Pin pop-up stores that will be featured throughout London and (hopefully) elsewhere.
These pop-up stores will serve as showcases for the Galaxy S III, and you will presumably be able to purchase the device either unlocked or with carrier contract from these locations. Don’t expect Samsung to go ahead and open their own retail locations anytime soon, however, as these are temporary storefronts to coincide with the launch of their next flagship device. We’re not convinced that a standalone Samsung store is the best way to push Samsung’s products, though they certainly have enough devices to fill one.
If you’re in the UK, look for these stores to come to your location a bit later this month, likely focused around the London area. Those of us outside of the UK may have to wait a bit longer, if we’re to see these stores in our country at all.
What do you think? Like the idea of a Samsung standalone store for the Galaxy S III line?