Samsung has finally launched its next generation of flagship Samsung Galaxy S 3 smartphone in India market that is powered by a powerful 1.4 GHz Quad core processor and features a 4.8-inch super AMOLED HD display running Android 4.0.4 ICS operating system.
The Samsung Galaxy S III measures 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs just 133 grams and is powered by a quad core 1.4 GHz 32nm ARM Cortex A9 processor with Exynos 4212 Quad chipset and includes 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and microSD card slot allowing up to 32GB expandable storage.
Running latest Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz 4.0 touchscreen interface, the Galaxy SIII features a large 4.8-inch 16 million color HD 720 x 1280 pixel resolution super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display powered by a powerful Mali-400MP quad GPU protected with Gorilla glass for protection from scratches.
The Galaxy SIII includes 8 megapixel rear-facing zero-lag shutter speed camera that is capable of recording full HD 1080p video at 30fps and features face detection, auto and touch focus, built-in image stabilizer and offers 20-shots burst mode still picture capture.In addition there is also a front-facing 1.9 megapixel camera for video calling.
In addition, the rear-facing 8 megapixel camera also offers voice-activated picture capture feature and a special burst shooting mode that takes 3.3 frames per second up to 20 frames in quick succession and even presents the best one.
“This will be a game changer for Samsung and trendsetter for others. We have designed it carefully and added many applications and features keeping Indian consumers in mind,” Ranjit Yadav, country head (mobile and IT), Samsung, said.
Samsung said it expects to capture 60 per cent share of the Indian smartphone market this year with the slew of new devices it plans to introduce in India market that also include its latest Galaxy S III.
It is believed that the Galaxy S III smartphone had already recorded the highest pre bookings orders; nearly nine million after it was unveiled earlier this month in London. According to an estimate, the Indian smartphone market is pegged to grow to about 18 million units in 2012.
The smartphone for data connectivity includes GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11b/g/N with Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0 with HS, 3G HSDPA 21 Mbps, 3G HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, 4G, microUSB port, and GPS with A-GPS support. In addition, the smartphone also includes FM radio, 3.5mm audio out port, and TV-out port connection. It also comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.
There are few smartphone firsts in the Galaxy S 3 handset that would most likely become new standards in future smartphones. These unique features are:
- Smart Stay function – that keeps the phone screen alive as long as user is looking at the screen making screen timeout somewhat obsolete.
- Direct Call – Galaxy SIII immediately start calling the contact a user is looking at no sooner he raises the handset to his ear reducing one step/click in present smartphones.
- Pop up Play feature that can keep HD video playing on the screen while a user is busy on other tasks
- Built-in wireless charging system is another first in smartphone that is available as optional accessory in form of a wireless charging kit that enables users charge their Galaxy SIII handset by just placing it on the charger instead of connecting a cable.
S Voice is a Apple’s SiRi challenging feature in Galaxy S 3 which is a natural language voice recognition system that works with up to eight international languages allowing users control their phone’s various functions. For example, users can say ‘volume up’ to get the phone filter out the noise to enhance sound quality of track being played or say ‘Hello Galaxy’ to gently wake up the phone from screen off mode.
Samsung would also offer a range of accessories along with the Galaxy S 3 phone which includes flip cover, cases, docking stations, a dongle to share video wirelessly to TV screens (S-Beam) and a specially designed companion MP3 player etc.
The Samsung Galaxy S III comes with 2100 mAh battery and is available for Rs. 43,180 with warranty.