Google Android based smartphones are very popular at the moment, with Samsung currently in the number one spot for Android handsets sales. Market research shows one in every four handsets sold in the USA is made by Samsung.
It’s no wonder the Samsung Galaxy S III is one of the most hotly anticipated phones of 2012. The question is; can this new Android offering possibly live up to expectations?
The Galaxy S III was unveiled in London last week at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event, held at Earls Court.
The Galaxy S III will come in two colour offerings; Marble Blue or Pebble White. They have changed the case shape, making the S III more smooth and rounded. Samsung have always produces excellent displays and this one looks to be exceptional, it’s a 4.8-inch affair; a step up from the 4.3-inches of its predecessor.
The screen is Super AMOLED with a pixel density of 309ppi; it looks like the S III has one of the best displays in the Android world.
The internals are also looking pretty good, the Galaxy S III features a Quad Core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB RAM. Internal storage is 16GB with room to expand up to 64GB via a MicroSD card slot.
Standby and talk times are not the best; the S III comes with a 2,100mAh battery, this will provide around 6 hours talk and up to 24 hours standby.
The S III comes with both front and a rear cameras, the rear is 8MP, and comes with auto focus, flash, and zero shutter lag. The front camera is 1.9MP, it will be able to record in HD at 30fps and also features zero shutter lag.
One of the best new features is ‘Pop up Play’, this allows you to open and play a video anywhere on the screen while using other services simultaneously, such as checking your email or surfing the web.
Eye recognition is another interesting advancement; Samsung has mixed intelligent camera features with face recognition software, the front camera will be able to detect the user’s eyes and lock the phone when not in use.
Samsung said they had greatly improved on the voice recognition software know as ‘S Voice’, they say it’s like having a friend and will respond to your questions and commands effectively.
The ‘S Voice’ software will enable you to control many aspects of the phone with your voice, including the ability to select music tracks, adjust the volume, and even to write and send texts or emails.