Samsung has launched the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy S III in India for a whopping Rs. 43,180. This phone will be available in retail market form June 4, 2012 only. However, two online e-commerce sites – Flipkart and Homeshop are offering this smartphone for Rs. 38,900, with free home delivery.
Asim Warsi, vice president, Samsung India said at the launch event in New Delhi that from next week, Galaxy S III will be available from Samsung’s online and retail stores. After that it will be made available in all the other retail stores and shopping portals. As blogged by us yesterday, Galaxy S III comes in two colours – marble white and pebble blue. But initially Galaxy SIII will be available in marble white colour only while pebble blue colour variant will be made available in coming days.
The latest entrant in the galaxy series runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and comes with 4.8″ inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display, 8MP camera, and is equipped with various unique features:
- Smart Stay – Galaxy S III sees users when they are reading something on the device and keeps the screen on even if the time out is set for 15 seconds or 30 seconds. This feature is bound to help those who do lot of reading on their phones.
- Direct Call – If you are typing a message and then you suddenly decide that you should be calling the person, you can pick up the phone and hold it near your ears. Galaxy S III will understand what you want and dial the number to which you were sending the message. Direct call makes use of the proximity sensor in the phone.
- Pop Up Play – A feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
- Buddy Share – When you click a photograph with Galaxy S III, it asks you to identify the persons in the photograph. One you have done that, it can look into your contacts and connect the dots. This allows the smartphone to share, if you permit, the photos with people who feature in them. Sharing can be done via email as well as several other modes.
- Smart Alert – Smart Alert keeps a track of the missed calls or messages. Once you pick up the phone, it vibrates a bit to tell you that there are missed calls and you ought to check them.