Samsung Galaxy S3 officially announced


Finally, we have the official announcement of the Galaxy S3.

The handset was presented by Samsung president JK Shin: “There were a lot of rumours and speculation – some were right, and some were wrong. The Galaxy S3 is the best-in-class smartphone in the world.”

Introduced at an Apple-style launch party in London, this new high-end smartphone from Samsung presents the following characteristics:

• 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor


• Removable 2,100mAh battery

• Height – 136mm, Width – 70mm, Depth – 8.5mm and Weight – 133grams

• Up to 32gb (+64gb with card) storage

• Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

• 4.8 inch (12.2cm) Super Amoled (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display

• 8 megapixel camera capable of speeds of up to 20 frames per second

• NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, DLNA, MHL-compatible micro-USB port and headphone socket

• Face-recognition technology and voice control system called S Voice, similar to iPhone’s Siri

• ‘Pop up Play’ option that enables multitasking

The S3 will be available in two colours, pebble blue and marble white, and with other options available at a later date.



Samsung will launch the device at the end of May, starting in Europe, followed by other regions.