Samsung has some time back unveiled its much awaited Galaxy S III at a special press event in London and the good news is that the smartphone will be launched in India next week.
“Galaxy S III smartphone will be launched at an event in Delhi on May 31,” a person familiar with the development told The Mobile Indian. However, a Samsung India spokesperson has denied the development.
Galaxy S III arrives with distinct set of features such as voice control and eye tracking. There are two variants of the phone out of which the model which carries a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 mobile processor will be launched in India while the other variant which has dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with LTE is for the USA market.
The Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch HD Super Amoled display that has PenTile pixel arrangement (two subpixels per pixel) and has about 306 pixels per inch pixel density. By default this display supports 1280×720 pixel resolution.
Measuring just 8.6 mm thick, the Galaxy S III is about 0.35 mm slimmer than the HTC One X but weighs 133 grams with battery included.
For imaging, Samsung offers a totally new image sensor module bearing 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash at the back. It can record full 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. With the new camera module, Samsung has managed to implement zero shutter lag that aids in capturing images of a moving object. Also it has less than a second time gap between two shots and can shoot 20 images in a burst mode.
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.
A new AllShare Cast feature allows users to wirelessly connect their device to the DLNA compatible TV for sharing multimedia content. Also, the new Group Cast allows sharing same content with multiple devices on same WiFi network.
On the software front, the Galaxy S III will come 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).
Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a new interesting feature, dubbed as Smart Stay. This feature basically tracks the human eye using the front camera and shows the notification icon on the top of the screen. Till the time user is watching the screen, it remains bright and as soon as the device figures user is not looking at the display, the screen is turned off.
Samsung has also introduced its own version of digital virtual assistant dubbed as S-Voice. Just like Apple’s own digital virtual assistant Siri, the S-Voice will help the users to set alarms, call contacts and other machine tasks. Samsung has also managed to bring the Apple iOS platform’s popular magazine style content reader app – Flipboard, to Galaxy S III. Eventually, the Flipboard for Android will be made available to all other users.
For better and more accurate location mapping, Samsung has incorporated the GPS (Global Positioning System) module that connects to both usual GPS satellites mesh and GLONASS satellites mesh for accurate location tracking. The GLONASS satellites are maintained by the Russian government.
The Galaxy S III will feature a 2100 mAh battery which is a very welcome feature as most of the current high-end smartphones come with 1700 mAh to 1800 mAh batteries.
Saholic has reported its expected price to be around Rs 40,000