Samsung Galaxy S III Facts

The time for rumors are over. Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S III to much anticipation at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 event today in London. One tie-in to London is Samsung’s announcement that they are worldwide sponsors for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was announced that the phone should be available May 29th in Europe with other markets coming after that.

“Of course, we’re preparing the S III for LTE. We’ll announce details on our US tour.”

The tour, begins next week, so US fans will have to wait another week to find out when it will be available and which carriers will have it.

We do, however, get the hardware specs of the phone and will have to satiate ourselves with those details for now though they may change for the US market and the LTE phones.

The phone features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display capable of 720p playback. The phone will be available in blue and white, with a ceramic case. Samsung’s Exynos 4 Quad CPU will be powering the Ice Cream Sandwich device. It also contains an 8MP rear camera with zero shutter lag.


2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (Dependent on market)


4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display


Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)


Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS

Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS


Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)


Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X




S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot

AllShare Play, AllShare Cast

 Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show

 Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access

Pop up play

S Voice
 Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR

Google™ Mobile Services

 Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads


WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40

Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)



 Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer


 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)


136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g


2,100 mAh

 * Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.

All in all, the phone is a little underwhelming to where the hype and rumors went with it. It’s a reasonable upgrade to the Galaxy S II, which has proven to be a rockstar of a phone, but there hasn’t been anything particularly surprising about it.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.

This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.

“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”

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Posted by Jason Hamilton | May 3, 2012  |  No Comment

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