The Samsung Galaxy S III is Unveiled in London
The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived.
The Samsung Galaxy S III seems to be a lot more than just a “small” improvement over the S II. For starters it is equipped with a beautiful 4.8-inch HD super AMOLED (1280 x 720) display. At first I was slightly skeptical as it was bordering on the side of “too big”, however, because it only weighs 133 grams and is just 8.9mm thick, it’s size is more “spread out” so the big screen suits it well. As hinted in the press release, the phone was designed on pebbles. I don’t really know what I have to say about the design. – I’m not too keen on it, but I do think it looks quite good.
The S III is also home to a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with a choice of either 16, 32 or 64GB storage – just like the iPhone. However, unlike Apple, Samsung have put in a micro-SD slot; so storage is still expandable. The battery is now 2,100 mAh, and is removable; so this is definitely a huge advantage over the HTC One X and Sony Xperia S. Naturally the phone features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC technology.
Software on the S III is impressive. – Along with Ice Cream Sandwich, the phone is running “S Voice”, Samsung’s-ever-so-similar version of Siri. Just like Siri it responds to writing texts, weather etc, but can also be used to open apps and comes in 8 languages.
The cameras are pretty amazing too. – There’s an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting HD video and a front-facing camera for video chat. Both cameras can detect faces in pictures, and at the touch of a button can send the pictures to the people pictured if you have their number or are their friend on Facebook etc.
Wireless charging is also something new with the S III. It had been anticipated in the past, but up until now, it hadn’t been possible. Well now it is. And the S III got there first.
The phone is launching on the 29th May in Europe and next month in June around the rest of the world.