May 03 AT 3:45 PM Anthony Domanico 16 Comments

Galaxy S III to be sold at glass Samsung Pin pop-up stores

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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.

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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?

Source: Engadget

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  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

    I think this is a GREAT idea! Rent a few feet in front of a busy store and it’s a great way to market the device, and maybe get some sales! If anything, it’ll help them from a brand marketing front moreso than a sales front, but it’s a great idea!

  • spazby

    open it in front of each apple store

    • http://www.jaxidian.org/update/ jaxidian

      And then get a speakerphone and yell at every person walking out of the Apple store, “Wake Up!!!”

      Oh, wait…

      • Ad

        Haha nice one

  • Swedub

    So they announced today it will go on sale over 4 days ago?

    “The Galaxy S III will go on sale worldwide starting in April”

    • redmongoose

      No April 2013 :p

    • xsynth

      ??
      They said it will go on sale 29 May

      • Swedub

        45 minutes ago the article above said April. Apparently they just fixed that typo.

        • xsynth

          Ah, that’ll do it haha

  • txbluesman

    I think these stores are a good idea. It should work out for them to get this phone out in big numbers. I still don’t like the way that we, in the US always get the very broad release date. “This Summer”……oh well. I will probably be eyeballing the next Nexus by then and will wait for it because of their slow launch of the S3.

  • tao.lviv

    They’re making pranks on iPhone users (sheep commercial) but from the other hand they just want to achieve their success. Samsung your device is great enough and mature to compete justly.

  • skugern

    The idea of temporary storefronts is awesome, especially if you’re trying to generate buzz about a specific product.

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