May 032012

After a flood of rumours and much anticipation, Samsung today announced the Samsung Galaxy S III. Inspired by nature’s elements such as pebbles and leaves, it is designed for humans and promises listen to you, recognize your voice, understand your intentions and let you share moments easily and instantly.

“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III specifications:

  • Processor (International model): 1.4GHz quad-core Samsung Exynos
  • Processor (North American model): 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with TouchWiz UI
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE and HSPA+ versions
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Channel Bonding), Bluetooth 4.0(LE), NFC
  • Display: 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720)
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 16/32GB/64GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash, 1ms shutter lag, and ‘Burst shot’ mode
  • Front-facing camera: 1.9MP
  • Battery: 2,100mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 millimeters / 133 grams
  • Colours: Pebble Blue, Marble White

The Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in 145 countries and 296 countries. It will first be available on May 29th in a number of European countries. Other markets will then follow. A 4G version is headed to North America this summer.


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