Samsung happens to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III and widen its larger handset ecosystem by launching it as the official phone for the 2012 Olympics sometime soon (Olympics are to be held in London in July). Samsung Galaxy S III is the flagship Samsung Android device that boasts Android 4.0 operating system. Like the predecessor Galaxy S II, it might also be actually a lineup of devices (rather than one device) with variations in internal specifications and external designs for different places. The display of Samsung Galaxy S III sizes may be either 4.3- or 4.6-inch screens. There is a possibility that two versions may launch with these screen sizes. It will also supercede, Samsung’s best bet till date, the Galaxy Nexus and the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note that runs on the old-fashioned Android v.2.3 (Gingerbread).
If the Galaxy S III is just like the Galaxy S II, then the case will be different. The Galaxy S II already has what most consumers are looking for from an Android phone and to make it popular and successful Samsung will have to introduce a ground-breaking new technology like flexible display technology in it. There is news that the device has a 1080p screen which clearly seems unbelievable because that kind of density is very difficult to achieve on a screen smaller than 10 inches. The new interaction feature which might be integrated in Galaxy S II is also more of an imaginary thing. It will use the front-facing camera to keep track of where the user’s eyes are pointed and it will lock the screen as one looks away.
Galaxy S III will weigh 126 grams and its physical dimensions will be 131.3 mm x 63.7 mm x 8 mm.[ + ] Read Samsung Galaxy S3 Review
The 4.7” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with touch-sensitive controls and 720 x 1280 pixels resolution will be sported by Samsung Galaxy S III and this will be portraying a pixel density of 312ppi. The display will be wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass for strength and durability. There is also 1GB of RAM in th device whose bigger screen show a five column UI, rather than four columns on the S II. A quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.5 GHz seems likely as does a 4G LTE connection.
It is a sleek phone that hardly measures 8mm in thickness and is absoultely good looking. Its design attributes are definitely one of the best in its class.
There is a stereo FM radio with RDS in Samsung Galaxy S III and its music player supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC audio formats. The user-interface is so novice and refreshing that one completely enjoy playing music on this device. There is nice looking album art on which one can create a desired kind of playlist. DivX/XviD video formats are also supported besides the standard MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 video formats on Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S III has an autofocus camera of 12 megapixels with 4000 x 3000 pixels resolution. It LED flash is great for photography in dark/dim light conditions. The camera features include geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection and image stabilization. 1080p HD videos can be shot at 30fps by its camcorder function. The phone also boasts a 1.3 megapixels secondary camera that can also shoot 720p HD videos.
Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in two versions as per information attained from sources. Like variations in color and screen size of those versions, they will also differ in their memory size. Two models will sport 16GB and 32GB internal memories respectively coupled with 1GB worth RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S III has a standard Li-ion battery unit of 1750 mAh capacity. Furthermore, there is no information available on the rendered talk time and stand-by time that the battery is capable of giving.
The connectivity features onSamsung Galaxy S III are bewildering. There is wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi hotspot. There also is Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR enabled on this device along with microUSB v2.0 (MHL) and USB On-the-go. The NFC chip is also enabled on Samsung Galaxy S III for advanced connectivity that enables money transfers via mobiles.
By connecting via GPRS/EDGE, one can attain good Internet speeds and for further higher speeds, there is also HSDPA/HSUPA and LTE connections. The HTML web browser with Adobe flash support renders unhindered Internet support on Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S III offers all the standard messaging features of a smartphone. One can send across SMS (threaded view), MMS and emails. There is possibility to communicate via push mail, instant messengers and using RSS messaging feature as well.
Samsung Galaxy S III is a high end smartphone worthy of operating on 2G, 3G and 4G LTE 700 MHz network connections. For 2G GSM network, it uses the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz quad band frequencies and penta-band frequencies of 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz are used on 3G network.
Samsung Galaxy S III is an Android smartphone that would facilitate users with ability to play many interesting games, motion-based games and apps etc. One has to look beyond Angry Birds and Talking Tom and explore more interesting games to engage in on their Android smartphones as more and more apps and games are being added to Android Market on day to day basis.
Samsung Galaxy S III brings next-level competition to the top-tier smartphones like the HTC One series and iPhone by showcasing boost in processing power and an interaction or voice-control feature like Siri (of the iPhone).
The sources points out that Samsung Galaxy S III specs list that include a quad-core CPU (likely an Exynos rather than Tegra) comes with the added ability to connect with 4G LTE data speeds, and cater to an incredibly fantastic 1080p HD display. The embedded NFC chip in the phone will also be very useful for the users.
It’s quite hard to find the cons in a supersmart Android device like Samsung Galaxy S III. A dual-core processor was desirable in such a high-end device though. Its camera is also under scrutiny because if it has to rival the best-in-class devices, its camera unit has to be really capable too.
Once, we hold this phone in hands, more of its real pros and cons will surface. Let’s wait and watch till then for the launch of Galaxy S III.[ - ] collapse
Samsung Galaxy S3 General
|Global Status||Available. Released 2012, May|
Samsung Galaxy S3 Standard Battery Features
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion 2100 mAh|
Samsung Galaxy S3 Camera Features
Samsung Galaxy S3 Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
Samsung Galaxy S3 Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3GNetworkBands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|3G Network||Yes, HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
Samsung Galaxy S3 Additional Features
|JAVA Type||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|