Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy S3 as the official smartphone for Olympics 2012. It is a sequel of Galaxy line of smartphones. Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad processor, it will run on Android 4.0.4 or Ice Cream Sandwich.
The special thing is a 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9 megapixel forward-facing camera. Camera has zero shutter lag so you can capture photos instantly. The camera is also capable of taking 20 photos at once in burst mode, and a feature called Best Photo will pick the best shot out of a group of eight.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications:
- 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 3G (HSPA 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
- 4G (Dependent on market)
- Display: 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display
- OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag
- Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag
- Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)
- WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
- Bluetooth 4.0(LE)
- Sensor: Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer
- Memory: 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) microSD slot (up to 64GB)
- Dimension: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g
- Battery: 2,100 mAh
Samsung Galaxy S3 Software:
Samsung has introduced a plethora of software enhancements for Samsung Galaxy S3, including a Siri challenger: S Voice. Here are few of features Samsung Galaxy S3 will offer:
Smart Stay: Samsung Galaxy S3 will dim its brightness when you’re asleep. So long as you are awake and will look at the phone, it will maintain a bright display.
Direct Call: Samsung claims that Galaxy S3 knows when you want to talk. If you’re messaging and want to call instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and it will dial your friend automatically.
Smart Alert: It knows when you’ve been away from your phone – vibrating nudge lets you know missed calls or messages.
Social Tag: It keeps track of your loved ones: a glance at your friends’ photos will show you their current SNS status.
S Voice: Samsung Galaxy S3 responds to your words: you can tell it to wake up, answer, even take a photo.
S Beam: Place two GALAXY S IIIs back-to-back and you can transfer pictures, music, videos, and more.
All Share Cast: Stream your photos, videos – even the game you’re playing – onto big screen, with your phone doubling as a controller.
Buddy Photo Share: It shares with everyone instantly: as the phone recognizes your friends faces, it can share photos with them instantly.
All Share Play: Galaxy S3 lets you share with everyone: access to documents and multimedia files when you work somewhere else.
In addition Samsung Galaxy S3 will allow you to watch HD videos while you text, or while you are writing a long email. A distraction some may call it – fun for others. Samsung also partnered with Dropbox to offer 50GB of cloud space for Samsung Galaxy S3 owners.
Samsung will launch Samsung Galaxy S3 in June this year. That’s the time when we are likely to see this smartphone surfacing in Pakistan too. No words on pricing yet, but it is anticipated it would land around Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 60,000.