Samsung fans, your wait for new wonderful smartphone from the stable of South Korean giant is over! Samsung Electronics last night unveiled in London its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S III, the follow-up to last year’s best-selling phone in the world.
The new smartphone’s innovative features allow it to recognise your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily. Other innovations include what Samsung claims is a ‘more intelligent’ lock system, that keeps the screen ‘awake’ when the phone’s camera senses eyes watching it, rather than turning it off.
The Galaxy S III 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.
Besides your 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.
A new feature called ‘Pop up Play’ enables multitasking – so that you can, for instance, put a video in a window on screen, then use other apps with the rest of the screen. This sort of feature was previously the province of Windows or Mac machines, rather than phones.
Samsung played on its expertise in screens with a large 4.8″ inch Super AMOLED screen running a resolution of 1280 x 720p – far bigger than Apple’s iPhone, and close in size to the smaller end of the tablet market. 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 will run on latest Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, operating system. The new Galaxy will be powered by Samsung’s quad-core microprocessor.
The Exynos 4 Quad, based on British chip designer ARM Holdings Cortex A9 technology, enables more tasks in a shorter period of time. Compared to four cores of Galaxy S III, most other smartphones, including the iPhone, have only two cores.
The phone is also armed with a 2100 mAh battery claimed to last longer than other devices – despite a form factor which is 8.6 mm thin and 130g in weight. The connectivity options icnlude WiFi a/b/g/n, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0(LE).
The phone will be available in three models in Pebble Blue and Marble White- 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. The 64 GB version is coming later, and the company says it will be available soon. The gadget will launch on May 29 in Europe, and in 10 other cities worldwide including Tokyo and Dubai. Samsung did not announce launch dates for US and India and its price was also not disclosed. Samsung Galaxy SIII is expected to launch in India in June at a price tag of Rs 38,000 approximately.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be heavily promoted with a worldwide advertising campaign starting this week. Samsung is now the biggest phone manufacturer in the world, and for this launch they took a page out of Apple’s marketing guide and kept everything hush-hush. Even Samsung’s invite to journalists and enthusiasts for the launch in Earl’s Court, London, played it quiet – simply inviting people to ‘come and meet the next Galaxy’.
This new device of Samsung will give sleepless nights to Apple and after enjoying huge success with its Galaxy SII, this new weapon will take on iPhone 4S head on and if Apple does not counter this attack with another iPhone then they will loose further market share.Samsung has raised the stakes here – and Apple will have to do something truly special to beat this. Wait and Watch for smartphone Olympic race between Samsung and Apple!