Just as what we are expecting for last night’s Unpacked Event in Earl’s Court in London, “The Next Galaxy” is certainly the Samsung Galaxy S III. Undeniably one of the most awaited smartphone this year, this brand new face of Samsung Mobile joins the pack of the quad-core monster phones.
Galaxy S III is a box-full of new software features compared to the Galaxy S II. It starts with a new face recognition feature that may have possibly brought by the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.4) infusion. The ingenious eye tracking feature detects its owner’s eyes and prevents the handset from going into the stand-by mode. A Siri-like voice recognition feature is also on the list that had been added on top of its behavior-tracking capabilities.
It is blazing fast with the latest Samsung quad-core Exynos chip that runs in 1.4 GHz. The screen size of 4.8 inches has been confirmed with HD Super AMOLED display, capable of 1280 X 720-pixel resolution. However, the rumored 12MP was downgraded to only 8MP (still good enough) and 1.9 MP secondary camera. Memory-wise, it carries 1GB of RAM which has 16GB and 32GB storage configurations.
Though it is the successor of the Galaxy S II, the hardware seems to be digging into the frame of the Galaxy Nexus. The curved edges defines this year’s flagship appeal will come in both Pebble Blue and White color. It will be available in Europe in May and in the United States in June. Worldwide release will follow.
Samsung GalaxyS III Specifications
4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display 1280 x 720 pixel count
Dimensions 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133 g
1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor
Android 4.0 Ice CreamSandwich
8-megapixel rear camera
1.9-megapixel front camera
HSPA+, (LTE version in selected markets)
16 or 32GB storage
GPS with GLONASS reception