One of the most-waited phones of 2012, Samsung Galaxy Galaxy SIII- was unveiled by Samsung Electronics in London to coincide with forthcoming Olympic Games, in which Samsung is one of the top sponsors. This is another bid by Samsung to cement its position as the world’s top-selling mobile phone maker.
Samsung Galaxy S III runs on Google’s latest Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) mobile operating system. It sports a 4.8″ inch touchscreen with an HD Super Amoled display at 1280 x 720 pixels. Overall, the screen is reportedly 22% larger than Samsung Galaxy S II. It comes with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with a zero-lag shutter speed to provide instant image-capturing. There’s also a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.
A feature similar to Siri on iPhone, Galaxy SIII has ‘S’ Voice that will help users in doing several tasks through voice commands. A user can use the voice command feature to play a song, for example. Samsung claims that ‘S’ voice goes beyond earlier voice recognition technology from Samsung.
Another unique feature of Galaxy S III is its ability to track the eye movement of the user. Samsung calls the feature SmartStay and claims it will make using Galaxy S 3 more intuitive. The feature recognizes how a user’s eyes are moving while reading say an e-book or browsing the Web and adjusts the screen brightness accordingly.
The smartphone has 16 GB of internal memory. This can be expanded with a 32 GB microSD card, with a 64 GB card. Samsung said the Galaxy S III will have a 2,100 mAh battery. The phone weighs 33 gram and has a thickness of 8.6mm.
The phone has Samsung’s new Arm-based processor Exynos 4 Quad. The 1.4 Ghz quad-core chip is based on the ARM Cortex A9 and enables more tasks in a shorter period of time claims the company. Other features of the processor include a video hardware codec engine for 1080p/30fps video recording and playback and an HDMI 1.4 interface.
Samsung has announced that every user of Galaxy S III smartphone will get free 50 GB cloud storage from Dropbox. This means the storage for Galaxy S III users will be double of what Dropbox is giving HTC One series owners. The storage will, however, be valid for two years only.
Samsung Galaxy S III is expected to be launched in India in June at a price tag of Rs 38,000 approximately.