Samsung finally revealed it's next generation Galaxy phone which has been a riddle to solve since a very long time. We already announced that Samsung is going to lauch their next galaxy phone on May 3 and they did it.
The new Galaxy S III comes with a quad core Exynos processor which is pretty good at handling the power and processor hungry applications. It is bundled with bigger screen and better integration of stock apps.
Samsung announced the most anticipated Android handset of the year Thursday at an event in London. The phone is the third-generation in a line of popular smartphones created by Samsung.
Display and Design
The device comes with a giant screen which resembles the word "phablet" -- 4.8" (when measured diagonally) makes it one of the devices which is between a phone and tablet devices.
The NFC-capable Galaxy S III has a Super AMOLED HD (1280×720) screen, offering more subpixels than other screens, resulting in improved colors as well as better visibility in bright situations.
The device is available in two colours - ‘Pebble Blue’ and ‘Marble White,’. the phone will be available from the end of May in Europe before rolling out to other markets globally this summer
It is housed in a shell that is 8.6 millimeters thick and weighs 133 grams.
Hardware and Software
The Galaxy S III is powered by Samsung's quad-core 1.4GHz processor, which is based on the the ARM Cortex A9.
The Exynos 4 has twice the processing capability of the older Exynos 4 Dual used in previous Galaxy phones, and it consumes 20% less power. To achieve this level of efficiency, Samsung has implemented on-off switching as well as dynamic voltage and frequency scaling for each core.
All that means the processor will consume exactly the amount of power it needs under any given workload.
Storage capacity is either 16, 32 or 64GB which can be expanded via the MicroSD card slot. There is 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, as well.
Samsung has been a proponent of NFC, so support for the technology isn't a surprise. But the memory size and camera resolution were rumored to be 2GB and 12-megapixel.
The Device comes bundled with the latest android version - Ice Cream Sandwich.
The popular technology news website - endagadget, published a benchmark of the device revealed at the event in london.
|Samsung Galaxy S III||HTC One X (AT&T)||HTC One X (global)||HTC One S (global)||Samsung Galaxy Note (global)|
|Linpack single-thread (MFLOPS)||51.337||103.77||48.54||103.88||64.3|
|Linpack multi-thread (MFLOPS)||101.606||214.53||150.54||222.22||95.66|
|SunSpider 9.1 (ms, lower numbers are better)||1709||1,772.5||1,742.5||2,902|
Mashable posted an article which indicates some of the potential features of Galaxy S III. Here are they:
A new feature called ‘Smart Stay’ on the phone detects your voice and motions, and recognizes how you are using the phone –for instance reading an e-book or browsing the web –and keeps the phone on while you’re using it. So, if you’re reading a book you don’t have to worry about having to constantly wake the screen up.
If you’re texting someone and decide to call them instead, a feature called ‘Direct Call’ will call that person as soon as you lift your phone to your ear.
A new feature called ‘S Voice’ enables the phone to listen an respond to your words, and provides Siri-like search and voice control. You can ask the phone to “snooze” when your alarm goes off in the morning and you need a few more Zs, can be used to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
A feature called Buddy Photo Share will recognize your friends faces in a photo, and offer to send them the photo automatically.
With the Galaxy S III Samsung is unveiling a new ‘S Beam’ which expands on Android Beam, allowing you to share a 1GB mobile file with a friend in just 3 minutes, or transfer a 10MB music file in just 2 seconds—without using WiFi or a cellular signal – by tapping your phone together with another Galaxy S III.
A feature called “AllShare Cast” lets you connect your Galaxy S III wirelessly to your television to view content. The service can also be used to share files between your Galaxy S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices.
After months of speculation about screen sizes, camera resolutions and design, the smartphone is finally here. The 3G version will be available from the end of the month in Europe before being rolled out to 144 countries total. The LTE version will be out during the summer.