Been rumored around for weeks, finally Samsung has announced the long waited Galaxy’s next generation, the Galaxy S III. There are many leaked specs unveiled as well as leaked pic. But today, we’ve finally found out the real and official news, hardware specifications, availability, price as well as how this handset looks like.
All of those information emerged via Samsung Unpacked 2012 event held in London (with Suzie Perry as the MC).
Via that event, Samsung has repeatedly described the new Galaxy SIII as a handset that sees, listens, and responds. Obviously those beside the fact that this phone also has the best in its class hardware planted under the hood.
- 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor
- ARM Mali-400MP GPU
- 1024 MB of RAM
- HSPA+ 21Mbit, LTE dependent on Market.
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on its..
- 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED (Pentile, not PLUS)
- 1280×720px screen resolution
- 16GB/32GB of internal storage
- Wireless Charging kit
- Battery Capacity: 2100 mAh
- 8 MP Backside camera
- 1.9 MP BSI front camera with 720p @30fps.
- Size: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
– Weight: 133 g
Key “Killer” Features
- TouchWIZ 5 UI
- Thinner home button than SGS II
- capacitive menu button
- hardware home button
- capacitive back button
- Illuminated Rear CMOS sensor
- Zero Shutter Lag
- 1080p video recording
- Burst Shot, Best Photo and Buddy photo
- “It Sees” Technology
- “It Listens” Technology
- “It Responds” Technology
- Wifi Inductive Charging
- NFC Payment
- GPS with A-GPS
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct and Hotspot
- MHL port
- “Smart Stay” feature
- “S Voice” feature
- “S Beam” feature
- Siri-like but Unique Personal Assistant
TouchWIZ 5 UI: A brand new design of Samsung’s unique user interface
“It Sees” Technology: Its front camera will be used to track your eyes to automatically determine whether you are looking at the phone’s screen or not.
“It Listens” Technology: This part is what we mean as Siri-like but Unique Personal Assistant. For SGSIII, this feature is known as “S Voice”. This feature is capable to listen at a set of voice commands. When you say one of those commands, the phone will respond intelligently.
“It Responds” Technology: SGS3 will understand your intentions more with its six sensors. For instance if you are reading an SMS from your mom then you hold the phone next to your ear, the Galaxy SIII will automatically understand that you want to call your mom. So the phone will dial the number for you.
“Smart Stay” feature: The front camera will detect if user is reading some content then the phone will automatically adjust the brightness of the screen.
“S Beam” feature: With this one you will be able to share music and videos via Wi-Fi Direct with other phones by simply tapping their phones.
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Official SGSIII TV Commercial Video:
Availability and Price Tag
Samsung has managed to release this highend handset firstly at Europe (said on May 29th), followed by Asia, North America, and then other parts of the world (exactly 145 countries with well over 200 partners). While any other countries will get its 3G version, US and Japan will get its 4G edition exclusively. In UK, the unlocked Galaxy SIII will be priced £499.95 respectively.