After all the rumours, the teaser videos and the hype, the Samsung Galaxy S III has finally been revealed in all its glory. It sure looks pretty, but when can you actually get your grubby mitts on one for yourself and how much is it going to hurt your wallet?
The good news is there's not too long to wait; the Galaxy S III will be in the stores by the end of May, specifically May 30th here in the UK. While it's not quite within a week that was rumoured, it's still pretty soon -- just 26 days to twiddle your Android-loving thumbs.
Then we come to the financial damage. There's fairly good news on this front too. It's not going to be cheap, but you didn't really expect that, right? It will be free on contracts starting at £36 a month though, with all the major networks eagerly queuing up to offer it. Orange, O2, Three, T-Mobile and Vodafone, have all confirmed they'll be stocking it, but Vodafone's managed to snag an exclusivity on the 32GB variant.
If you're like me and like to be contract-free, the Galaxy S III will start at five-pence shy of £500 in both blue and white, which isn't too bad, I guess, when you compare it to other high-end smartphones like the iPhone.
If you're absolutely sure the Galaxy S III is the phone for you, and we wouldn't blame you at this point, you can plonk down your pre-order already with several retailers including Carphone Warehouse, and get a free Galaxy Tab and some accessories in the process. If you're still on the fence, sit tight, we'll have our lightning review up soon to give you the full lowdown.