In what could be a new record, the Samsung Galaxy SIII has received nine million preorders in just 14 days of its announcement, a Korean daily reported quoting an anonymous Samsung official.
Samsung had recently announced the launch of this flagship Galaxy smartphone for 145 countries, excluding India. Although it was being expected that the new device will be highly liked by users globally no one would have ever anticipated the level of interest it has received form fans worldwide.
Notably, Apple’s iPhone 4S received 1 million pre bookings within first 24 hours of being announced.
The Galaxy SIII will come in two variations. One model will carry a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 mobile processor while the other variant will carry dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with LTE for the USA market.
The new Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled display that has PenTile pixel arrangement (two sub pixels per pixel) and has about 306 pixels per inch pixel density. The Galaxy SIII is about 0.35 mm slimmer than the HTC One X and along with the battery, weighs 133 grams. Under the hood, the Galaxy S III runs quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 mobile processor which is clocked at 1.4 GHz and has dual-core Mali-400 graphics chip. It’s the same graphics muscle as the one found in Galaxy S II.
For imaging, Samsung has fitted a totally new image sensor module with Galaxy SIII’s 8 megapixel camera along with auto focus and LED flash at the back. Of course, it can record full 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. At the front lies a 1.9 megapixel camera that is capable of recording 720p HD videos and is amazing to use for video chats.
Samsung has included a new Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) module along with totally new feature called S Beam. Basically, Samsung has blended the Near Field Communication technology with the WiFi Direct feature to create the S Beam. This feature allows users to share a 1 GB movie file in less than three minutes.
The Galaxy S III comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the new TouchWiz user interface integrated on top of it. The new version of TouchWiz UI is being dubbed as Nature UX (user experience).