GALAXY SIII now officially out, Europe first then other markets

GALAXY SIII, image courtesy of softpedia


Samsung has officially unwrapped the new GALAXY SIII in London May 3. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the Galaxy SIII is a great improvement over the GALAXY SII not only in hardware specs but also the apps and features.

Samsung put more intelligence into the device as the GALAXY SIII can now recognize voice, understand intention, and allows sharing instantly and easily.

This sleek smartphone features 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The GALAXY SIII is smart enough to detect face, voice and motions. For example, the “Smart stay” feature recognizes how you are using your phone –reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes.

The GALAXY S III features “S Voice,” the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice can also be used to literally “command” your phone to do something. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice 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.

In addition to voice and face recognition feature, the GALAXY S III understands the user’s motions. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and direct call will dial his number. With “Smart alert,” the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.

With the new “S Beam,” the GALAXY S III expands upon Android Beam feature, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.

The device also introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.

Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures 20 continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you.

HD video can also be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.

The Samsung GALAXY S III will be available from the end of May in Europe before rolling out to other markets globally.

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