After creating so much buzz and hype in the media, Samsung today launched in New Delhi its much-awaited flagship smartphone – Galaxy S III. I have attended various launches but today’s launch was unique in the sense that there was lot of excitement among the invited guests and everybody wanted to have a first look at the device and its features. Samsung has also launched today this smartphone in Australia. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the Galaxy S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice,understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.
Weighing 133 g, the phone is only 8.6 mm thick. This sleek and innovative smartphone features a 4.8″ inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, which offers a large and vivid viewing experience. It has an 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9 megapixel front camera, which are believed to offer users a wide variety of camera features and face recognition related options.
The Samsung Galaxy S III runs Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, operating system and is powered by Samsung’s quad-core microprocessor and 2100 mAh battery.
This smartphone has many unique features, which makes it one above its peers. This phone features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition, this feature is claimed to present powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. For instance, when your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the Galaxy S III “snooze.”
In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the phone understands your motions also. It has a “Direct call” feature, which means if you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and “Direct call” will dial their number.
Moreover, the phone has another interesting feature – Smart alert. The phone is claimed to save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; the phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the Galaxy S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
Samsung has also introduced ‘Pop up play,’ feature that allows users to play a video anywhere on the screen while simultaneously running other tasks. It eliminates the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
The gaming experience is enhanced through ‘Game Hub’, providing access to numerous social games. Galaxy S III users in India can download from ‘Samsung Apps’ India oriented applications like My Movies, My Music and My Reader. While My Movies gives users access to hundreds of Indian movies, trailers and film songs, My Music allows them to download and listen to English and Bollywood numbers from a song collection that totals more than a million. My Reader allows users to access Indian newspapers, magazines, over 300,000 books and for the first time, even audio books.
Available in two colours – Pebble Blue and Marble White, its connectivity options include WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0(LE). The memory of the Galaxy S III is expandable up to 64GB, using a microSD card. The MRP of Galaxy S III is Rs. 43,180/- for 16 GB variant and the same is available on online shopping site flipkart – for Rs 38,900.
Currently, only Marble White colour is available and Pebble Blue colour is expected to be available next week. The Galaxy S III will be available to Vodafone customers with free 3GB data per month for two months. The offer is valid until 31st August, 2012.
Samsung has also partnered with Dropbox to provide Galaxy S III buyers 50 GB of free cloud storage for two years. Samsung aims to launch the smartphone with 300 mobile operators around the world by the end of July, 2012.
Samsung has kept the price of this unique and innovative device a little bit higher probably keeping in view current US Dollar rate, which has hit record low.Samsung is pregnant with new ideas and spending a lot on innovations in mobile technology and in the coming time, it will give sleepless nights to Apple Inc. In the days ahead, Samsung will give tough challenge to iPhone and Apple Inc will have to think out of the box to compete with Samsung.