LONDON, United Kingdom - The Samsung Galaxy S III was officially announced with a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED (HD, 1280 x 720 pixels) display and a 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor.
The device also comes with 1GB of RAM, a battery with 2100 mAh in capacity, an 8 Megapixel camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s a smartphone that has voice recognition, built-in pre-fetching of user commands and wide range of shearing options.
Initially it will be available in two colors: Pebble Blue and Marble White.
Built-in functions include Smart stay, that recognizes the use of the phone by the user and understands user motion patterns; S Voice, an app that listens and responds to words, a competitor to iPhone 4S's Siri; and S Beam, allowing sharing of files within seconds without Wi-Fi.
Among other features are buddy photo share, sharing photos among friends; AllShare Cast, that shares wirelessly to televisions; Group Cast, same Wi-Fi network enables real-time sharing; Pop-up play, plays video while running other tasks; Burst shot, instantly captures twenty continuous shots; best photo, selects the best from eight photographs; Social Tag, matches subjects to the profile image on their contact page; and Group Tag, where a picture is assigned to a matching group.
Other technical characteristics include 4G connectivity, 16 to 32GB storage (expandable with microSD up to 64GB); a front 1.9 megapixel camera that can shoot in HD just like the back one.
One feature that makes an impression is the capability of the camera of the Galaxy S III. It neither has extremely high resolution, nor with cutting-edge optics, but Samsung has put the accent in this one on rather wide range of sharing and entertainment options, obviously trying to keep the camera phone in the place of everyday tool for socializing instead of a device replacing the camera.