Samsung has taken the wraps of its newest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III. This is the successor to the hugely successful Galaxy S2. The phone that has spawned over 18 different variants! These phones shot Samsung up to the spot of top smartphone manufacturer. So there’s a lot riding on its successor, so lets dive in.
Weighing around 133g and slimmed down to 8.6mm at its thickest, the rounded-off design has more than a little bit in common with older Galaxy Nexus. This is the first phone to feature Samsung’s new 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor doing the work, accompanied by 1GB of RAM to help it out. The display has significantly in size to 4.8-inches even bigger than the already large 4.7-inch phones on the market. This phone uses Samsung’s HD Super AMOLED display technology, sporting a 1280 x 720 resolution with a pixel density of 306 ppi that makes this an Apple certified Retina Display. For photographers, it will have an 8-megapixel rear shooter to play with, and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera will take care of those video calls. The rear camera has support for 1080p Full HD recording while the front camera can manage up to 720p recording of your video calls or some other thing lonely people do. As for connectivity, it’s launching with HSPA+(4G in US and 3G in India), but there’s an LTE version coming soon. TouchWiz on top of Android 4.0 again, and there’s new gesture functions to simplify things.
This phone has a huge reputation to live up to, as a follow up to the hit Galaxy S II
Samsung has said that their latest phone has the ability to discern the sound of your voice and face from others.
Equipped with what the company has called ‘Natural Interaction technology’, the handset has a Smart Stay function that uses its front-facing camera to figure out if you’re looking directly at it. So basically, the device will know not to dim the screen when you need to view its display for extended periods. For example, when reading e-books or lengthy online article.
The Galaxy S III has another interesting feature, called S Voice. Allowing users to complete tasks by speaking to the phone. Here’s where the S3’s ability to recognize its owner comes in, not just anyone can come along and order your handset around. A Galaxy S III running S Voice will only respond to the sound of its owner’s voice. Possible everyday examples of uses for S-Voice that Samsung gave include telling the smartphone “Snooze” when you want to shut off its alarm, and asking it to raise or lower music volume, without pressing a button. More like an open version of a certain competitor’s product. Natural Interaction is truly an innovative feature that should find its way to other smartphones.
The software includes the company’s Video Hub and Music Hubs that were revealed alongside the Galaxy Tab 2 last February, the Galaxy S III adds a new Scan and Match feature, also similar to a certain competitor’s product. Samsung’s option will scan songs on your device’s memory and suggest similar tracks in its library. Music Hub has 17 million songs and costs $9.99 per month for one smartphone or tablet or $12.99/month for up to four devices.
This is truly an amazing phone and is a worthy successor to the famed Galaxy S II. Though I find some of the new software additions to be slightly modified versions of another company’s innovations….I just can’t seem to put my finger on it. Oh! Wait a second……