Samsung Galaxy S III is official! 4.8-inch AMOLED HD Display, Quad-Core processor and more

Samsung Galaxy S III is official! 4.8-inch AMOLED HD Display, Quad-Core processor and more

Update on Pricing: Clove have released their pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S III, and the phone will be shipping unlocked at the end of this month for £458.33 (or $730 AUD). Pre-order now, in either blue or white. As of now, there are no plans for Samsung to release this model in Australia.

The latest and greatest Samsung phone has finally been announced at Samsung’s The Next Galaxy Event today, and boy is it a powerhouse. Following all the leaks, rumors, and predictions (what we stayed well away from), the Samsung Galaxy S III is finally official, and it’s coming later this month! This is probably the only phone that will rival the Apple iPhone in terms of interest levels, and we can trully understand why when the Galaxy S II was one of the best devices of 2011.

The tech specs are as follows:

  • Processor: 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad-Core Processor
  • Screen: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLEDH Screen (1280 x 720 resolution)
  • Camera – 8 megapixel camera, with 1.9 megapixel Front Facing Camera (FFC)
  • Battery – 2,100mAh battery
  • RAM – 1 GB
  • Storage – 16GB or 32GB of inbuilt storage (with micro SD expandability)
  • OS – Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

So as you can see, this will be one of the most powerful devices on the market today, and the specs aren’t all that we’re excited about as there are some extra goodies within the phone that will clearly push it beyond the capabilities of current phones. Firstly though, it will come with Touch Wiz on top of the standard Android 4 software (Samsung standard) so you won’t be getting away from that if you didn’t like it previously. The phone will launch with HSPA+ and certain countries like the USA and Japan will be getting an LTE version of the device as well.

The more interesting thing is the implementation of Gesture Controls in the Galaxy S III, a feature which apparently tracks your eyes and voice. Smart Stay uses the phones FFC to monitor your eyes and maintain a “bright display for continued viewing pleasure.” The S Voice is a customized voice recognition system that will allow you to speak a variety of commands into the phone at any time (for instance: saying snooze to snooze your alarm as opposed to touching the screen). S Beam  is also another implementation, and it allows large files to be transferred between phones in a short period of time. There’s also another feature called ‘Pop Up Play’ which will allow users to continue to watch videos while they’re doing another task (sort of like the multitasking you can do on a computer! Furthermore, it seems social networks like Facebook are integrated very tightly in this phone, and the phone can automatically link your friends to photos, when it recognizes their face. All this in a very thin 8.6mm shell and a paltry 133 grams.

This is easily the smartest Samsung Phone to date, and we’re quite excited about the prospect of reviewing this phone (though we’re not entirely sure about the design as of yet). No pricing has been announced as of yet but the Galaxy S III will be hitting Europe on May 29th. We hope to update you guys with this soon! For now, stay tuned for more articles from Techin5 about this deliciously smart phone!

Source: The Verge

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  • Ryan Gadz

    Camera is turning into my most important feature so I’m interested in some comparison shots with other phone. Its hard to compete with Nokia in this area.

  • Techin5

    Well the iPhone 4S is the current king of photo’s since the N8 (though the N8 would just edge through to be better). That is of course, until the Pureview 808 comes out, but I too would love to see how well the camera on this phone works, since Samsung generally have decent camera’s in their phones. 

  • Ryan Gadz

    ..not sure if I agree with the iPhone 4s. Overall it is pretty good though I’ve seen a few examples where my HTC Titan was better. In dim light without a flash my phone rocks but the minute you absolute need a flash it always gets blow out. The Lumia 900 does a nice job focusing in low light because it uses the flash to focus even when you aren’t using a flash. I’m not sure if the iPhone 4s does this. Both the Lumia and Titan have larger apertures, though the 4s has a back illuminated sensor. Its not a clear winner here like the N8 and Pureview.

  • Techin5 Phonearena had a nice guide here.

    N8 is defo the winner here. Lumia 900, like 800 I will strongly DISAGREE with anything to do with low light pictures. They stink. My omnia 7 takes better photos (not as grainy, though color reproductions worse). 

    I would say easily in daylight, the iPhone 4S would outdo every phone except maybe N8. Night time, probably as well, even N8.