Thursday, 3 May 2012

The beast released: Samsung Galaxy S III is official

By on 23:45

Samsung has just unveiled its new flagship smartphone - the Android-running Galaxy S III. The ICS-running device has some big shoes to fill, but judging by that specs sheet, it might just be up to it.
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Samsung Galaxy SIII official shots
It features a robust quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex A9 processor, operating on an Exynos 4212 Quad chipset. The display is a 4.8" HD (720 x 1280) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen covered by Gorilla Glass.

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The camera turned out to be 8MP in the long run, which is capable of 1080p video recording at 30fps, and comes with a 1.9MP front-facing camera for video calls. There's 1GB of RAM, and the S III will be sold in 16/32/64GB internal storage variants.

Connectivity includes Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, TV-out, USB-on-the-go and NFC support. All of this is powered by a 2100 mAh battery.
On the software side, Android 4.0.4 ICS runs under the usual TouchWiz 4.0 UI, and there is the usual DivX/Xvid codec support, Swype text input, as well as improved SNS integration. Additionally, the camera now has voice-activated photo capture and a burst shooting mode which takes 3.3 photos per second, and even suggests you the best of the bunch.
The Samsung galaxy S III also sports a zero shutter lag and a less than a second shot-to-shot time. The cameraphone will also be capable of snapping stills while recording a video.
Accessory-wise, the new Galaxy S III would be kitted out with some neat acesories, though they come at extra cost. There's a wireless charger gadget, a flip cover, an HDMI adapter, a battery charging stand and the S-Pebble MP3 player, which would plays MP3's from your S III wirelessly.

Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III at a glance:

  • General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps; 4G (regional))
  • Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133 g
  • Display: 4.8" 16M-color HD (720 x 1280 pixels) Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, Gorilla Glass
  • CPU: Quad-core 32nm ARM Cortex A9 1.4 GHz processor, Exynos 4212 Quad chipset
  • GPU: Mali-400MP
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB storage, microSD card slot
  • Camera: 8 megapixel auto-focus camera with face detection, touch focus and image
  • stabilization; Full HD (1080p) video recording at 30fps, LED flash, 1.9MP front facing camera, video-calls
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, standard microUSB port,
  • GLONASS/GPS SatNav receiver, 3.5mm audio jack, FM radio, TV-out, USB-on-the-go, NFC
  • Battery: 2100 mAh
  • Misc: TouchWiz 4.0 UI, DivX/XviD codec support, built-in accelerometer, multi-touch input, proximity sensor, gyroscope sensor, barometer, Swype text input, RGB light sensor

Samsung Galaxy S III official shots
The international version of the Samsung Galaxy S III (packing just HSPA+ connectivity) will be released on May 29 and Europe will be the first market to get it. The LTE-enabled version will begin its rollout from the US in June.


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