Finally, Samsung unveiled its long-waited, long-rumored flagship Galaxy S III smartphone. According to the phone maker, the phone is “designed for humans and inspired by nature,” which “recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily”. Unlike the Galaxy S II with a more rectangular shape, the third generation of Galaxy S has a pebble-like shape and looks a bit like the Galaxy Nexus.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is powered by a Samsung Exynos 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. It sports a 4.8-inch 1280×720 HD Super AMOLED (PenTile, however) touchscreen display, NFC support, AllShare DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), GPS, and WiFi connectivity. It comes with 8 Megapixel auto focus camera with flash, Zero Shutter Lag, BSI sensor, 1080p Full HD video recording, and a 1.9 Megapixel front camera for video chat. Samsung also added burst shot, best photo, recording snapshot and HDR features to enhanced the camera. The handset is available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, and supports microSD/SDHC up to 64GB.
The Galaxy S III runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz and Samsung’s own enhancements, including S Voice Music Hub, Game Hub, Video Hub. As a phone designed for humans, it recognize your face and voice. With front camera identifies your eyes, the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure, when you are using your phone. The new Galaxy features S Voice, a Siri-like application, that listen and respond to your words.There is also Buddy Photo Share function that lets share photos with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery; Direct Call that will call your friend when you are messaging someone as you lift the phone to your ear. It also includes the S Beam, which is an enhanced Android Beam, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another Samsung Galaxy S III phone, even without WiFi or cellular signal.
The Samsung Galaxy S III supports quad-band GSM/EDGE, quad-band 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps networks. There will also be 4G version for some markets. Samsung is going to ship the device from the end of May in Europe, then in other countries. It comes in Marble White and, instead of black, Pebble Blue.
|Samsung GALAXY S III Product Specifications|
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G (HSPA＋ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|4G (Dependent on market)|
|Display||4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display|
|OS||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Camera||Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BSI|
|Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BSI|
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark|
|Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X|
|Additional||S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot|
|Features||AllShare Play, AllShare Cast|
|Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show|
|Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access|
|Pop up play|
|Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR|
|Google™ Mobile Services||Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude|
|Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies|
|Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,|
|Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads|
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer|
|Memory||16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) ＋ microSD slot (up to 64GB)|
|Dimension||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g|