Finally, the wait came to an end yesterday when Samsung unveiled next Android superphone; Samsung Galaxy S3. If you have ever used Galaxy S2 and had loved it, S3 is must-have Android Smartphone for you. And if you haven’t came across any of the Galaxy S variant, this is your chance to get hands-on with current best one. Read more below to find out if Galaxy S3 has enough specs to catch up your mind.
Let us take a look at technical specifications of this device.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Technical Specifications
- Processor: ARM A9 1.4 GHz Quad Core Exynos
- Operating System: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
- Display: 4.8 inch Super AMOLED HD display
- RAM: 1 GB
- Camera: 8 Megapixels Rear, 2 Megapixels Front camera
- Dimensions: 70.6 x 138.6 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 133 g
Features of Samsung Galaxy S3
Design of Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 is different in terms of design as compared to its siblings. With round corners and chrome decorated edges, it stands out in the crowd. There is only one physical key sitting at the bottom of the screen with tough sensitive keys for Menu and Back. Some might find it closely resembling to Galaxy Nexus revealed last year. This device is available in White and Pebble Blue alternatives with Blue being so dark that it almost appears as black. A good news for the fans of black Smartphones, isn’t it?
In terms of thinness, Samsung Galaxy S3 is slightly thicker than its predecessor but thinner than HTC One announced at MWC 2012. Reason behind being so lightweight and thin is plastic chassis of Samsung Galaxy S3. However, for device as big as 4.8 inch, lightweight has helped making its handling easy.
Display and Camera of Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 is biggest Smartphone in terms of display. (Galaxy Note is a Phablet! Not a Smartphone!!) Measuring whooping 4.8 inch and boasting resolution of 1280 x 720, this display is best suited for your HD videos and images. Its AMOLED display offers deep, dark and vivid colors. However, compared to iPhone 4s, this display is little bit more bright in annoying way.
Samsung Galaxy S3 features 8 megapixel camera similar to its predecessor but with zero shutter lag. It also has a unique feature that suggest you best picture out of many similar photos. For this purpose, factors like face recognition and smile detection are used. You can record HD videos on this device and while recording you can even take still image; an exciting feature while recording fireworks, isn’t it? Its front 2 megapixel front camera does more than just video calling. It tracks movement of your eyeball while you are using Galaxy S3. As soon as you look away, it dims display considering that you are not currently working on Smartphone. Smart.
Processor and Rest of Hardware of Samsung Galaxy S3
As per the trend in market, Samsung Galaxy S3 ships with quad core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz. Performance is not a question here with such a processing power where you can use many apps simulteneously and browse and capture images at the same time. It is packed with 2,100 mAh battery that we can expect to last long. This device is available in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. And yeah, has a micro-SD slot if you need more space.
Software of Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3, as we all know and expected, is running Android Ice Cream Sandwich aka Android 4.0. Samsung has, however, combined UI of Android with their own TouchWiz UI similar to that of other Galaxy S variants. Some new features of Galaxy S3 includes S Beam that can be used for transfer of files through Wi-Fi. It also has “Pop Up Play” feature that permits you to run videos while doing other tasks on Smartphone.
Remember Android 4.0′s face unlock system? Samsung has combined it with S Voice with which your voice is also required to unlock Galaxy S3 along with your face. S voice is also Siri counterpart of Galaxy S3 working as your Smrtphone assistant handling all your voice commands.
In terms of Apps, Flipboard is making its appearance on Android through Galaxy S3. Also, DropBox offers you 50 GB worth virtual space for two years with Galaxy S3. Many TouchWiz friendly apps can be expected once device is out in market.
Price and Availability of Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 will be out in European markets on 29th May. Around same time, its 3G version will also be released to masses. In summer, 4G version will be relased in North America and Far East countries like Japan and Korea. There is no official word on price yet.
So would you buy this device? What you think of its features? Let us know in comments below.