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A retail website known as AndroidSale.com is offering a Samsung Galaxy S3 clone for a price that is much lower than the actual smartphone.
The device will run customers $209, and it does not feature some of the high-end specifications available on the Galaxy S3.
This clone version comes with a 4.7-inch WVGA 480 x 800 display, a 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing one, 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and 4GB of built-in storage.
It also features Android 2.3, Gingerbread, instead of Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
This device actually sounds more like a Galaxy S2 clone than a Galaxy S3.
This handset is actually thicker than the real thing and the specifications on the device are somewhat outdated.
Even though it's a relatively cheap purchase, it is light years behind the actual Samsung device that has already received rave reviews.
Samsung unveiled it earlier this year and created a lot of hype for the handset that the company hopes to crush Apple's iPhone with.
The Galaxy S3 is now being released on the major carriers in the U.S., although there have been some delays with the launch.
Verizon pushed back the release of the smartphone to July 12, according to their website. An ad for the smartphone on the carrier's site lists it as available for purchase on July 12, when it was originally expected to be in Verizon stores on July 9.
It also prices the device at $199.99 with a 2-year contract.
Verizon customers who pre-ordered the Galaxy S3 started receiving it in the mail earlier this week.
The international version of the smartphone recently received a new over-the-air software update that makes it easier to adjust brightness on the handset. The 73MB update brings a new brightness widget to the notifications tray, allowing Galaxy S3 users to have easier access to the setting.