Samsung Galaxy S III Unveiled, Battle Against Apple iPhones Heating Up
Fans of Samsung Galaxy S smartphone series have been waiting eagerly for months for the release of Galaxy S III. No doubt, it has big shoes to fill, being the successor to the 20 million selling Galaxy S II.
Well, this week marks a new chapter in the battle against Apple iPhones as the brand new Galaxy S III has been unveiled. According to Samsung, the curvaceous design of Galaxy S III was inspired by elements of wind, water and light. To be initially launched in Pebble Blue and Marble White with more colors coming up, the new smartphone boasts a sexy profile of 8.6 mm and 133g.
It also has a beautiful 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×720 as well as an 8-megapixels main camera and a 1.9-megapixels front-facing camera – both with zero-lag shutter speed.
Powered by Samsung’s own 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor together with 1 GB of RAM, Galaxy S3 runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with Samsung TouchWiz 4.0 UI implementations.
Samsung Galaxy S III also features S-Voice, a voice recognition system for users to control and accesses the device’s functions. There is also a feature called Direct Call for you to make calls by lifting the device to your ear and Smart Alert which made the phone vibrate if there are any missed statuses when the phone is picked up after being idle.
Another new feature on Galaxy S III is Pop Up Play where you can view a video playback anywhere on the screen while doing another task simultaneously. Galaxy S III also comes with the support for Near Field Communications (NFC) via S Beam and a new Buddy Photo Share function which uses face recognition technology to identify subjects in a photo and then send the photo to each subject automatically via e-mail or text message right from the phone.
With the launch of Galaxy S III, Samsung has also announced a number of new services, one of which is the “Game Hub” which will provide users with access to numerous social games. There is also “Movie Hub” TV and movie services as well as “Music Hub” music streaming service.
So many cool features and strong development of its ecosystem. I always felt that amongst Android phones, Samsung Galaxy is the strongest competitor to Apple’s iPhone. But Samsung has not shaken off its label of slavish copycat with its previous phones. Perhaps the Galaxy S III will cement Samsung’s reputation as an innovator and that they have great taste in creating cooler gadgets than Apple.
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