Samsung unveils GALAXY S III, aims neck to neck rivalry with iPhone

Telecom Lead Europe: In order to further cement its
dominance in the Android market space, mobile major Samsung Electronics has
unveiled the GALAXY S III in London.


With a larger touch screen and more powerful processor,
the new Galaxy smartphone is all set to whack the reign of Apple’s iPhone.


The smartphone will be introduced in 145 countries
starting with Europe on May 29. Within a few weeks of the global launch, the
smartphone would be available in India.


The smartphone is powered by Android 4.0 and has a 4.8
inch HD Super AMOLED display offering 16:9 wider viewing angles.


The phone is available in two colors, Pebble Blue and
Marble White. It weighs 133 grams and is 8.6 mm thick.


With an 8 MP camera and 1.9 MP front camera, GALAXY S III provides a variety of intelligent camera
features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are
captured easily and instantly.


The 8 MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed. Also,
HD video can also be recorded with the 1.9 MP front facing camera.


Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by
integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said J.K.
Shin, president and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Division of Samsung


He added that the phone has been created with our human
needs and capabilities in mind.


According to the company, the phone is inspired by nature
and features ‘S Voice’, an advanced natural language user interface, which
would listen and respond to the words of the user.


Apart from recognizing the face and voice, the smartphone
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 -Direct call’ will dial
their number. With Smart alert, the GALAXY S 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 release said.


Won-Pyo Hong, head of product strategy at Samsung’s
mobile business, said it expected sales of the Galaxy SIII to outstrip
predecessor SII’s more than 20 million units.


“We need to spend more on marketing to address
consumer interest and to meet requirements of our partners,” Hong added.


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