Apple Inc. is a bit infamous for its tight control over new products, particularly iPhones. Development mules are often updated internals stuffed into nondescript previous generation designs. And talk of new products is forbidden, until the official release. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd seems to have taken a different tack with their latest flagship device, the Galaxy S III.
In the weeks leading up to today’s announcement there were positively dozens of leaked images and specifications lists. And each one seemed so pointedly different than the last to leave the tech press exhausted with confusion and anticipation.
All those leaks are put to the test, now, though; as Samsung has just revealed their most advanced phone yet, the Galaxy S III. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the Galaxy S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.
This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung Galaxy S III, you can view the content like never before on the device‚Äôs 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly.
Samsung Galaxy¬†S III is powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the Galaxy S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.
‚ÄúWith the Galaxy S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,‚ÄĚ said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.
‚ÄúDesigned to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.‚ÄĚ
With the innovative ‚ÄėSmart stay‚Äô feature, the Galaxy S III recognizes how you are using your phone ‚Äď reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance ‚Äď by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
The Galaxy S III features ‚ÄėS Voice,‚Äô the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands.
When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the Galaxy S III ‚Äúsnooze.‚ÄĚ You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the Galaxy S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‚ÄėDirect call‚Äô will dial their number. With ‚ÄėSmart alert,‚Äô the Galaxy ¬†III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are.
With the new ‚ÄėS Beam,‚Äô the Galaxy S III expands upon Android Beam, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‚ÄėBuddy photo share‚Äô function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
With ‚ÄėAllShare Cast‚Äô, users can wirelessly connect their Galaxy S III to their television to immediately transfer smartphone content onto a larger display. ‚ÄėAllShare Play‚Äô can be also used to instantly share any forms of files between Galaxy S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices.
Under ‘AllShare Play’ is also the ‚ÄėGroup Cast‚Äô feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers, witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device.
The Galaxy S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design.
With a 4.8‚ÄĚ HD Super AMOLED display, the Galaxy S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile‚Äôs heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the Galaxy S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The Galaxy S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‚ÄėPop up play,‚Äô a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay ‚Äď the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‚ÄėBurst shot‚Äô function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‚ÄėBest photo‚Äô feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the Galaxy S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience.
HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.
Mobile payment is also accessible with the device through advanced Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The gaming experience is enhanced through ‚ÄėGame Hub,‚Äô providing access to numerous social games, while Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies.
Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service. Game Hub, Video Hub and Music Hub will be introduced in select countries initially and soon rolled out to global markets.
Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options. The Samsung Galaxy S III will be available from the end of May in Europe before rolling out to other markets globally.