Samsung have officially presented a few days ago, its 2012 flag-ship smartphone called Samsung Galaxy S3. The hype for the new device was that big as almost every news agency out there had reported about stories of leaked pictures at least a couple of times.
Samsung’s biggest announcement of the year took place on May the 3rd in London, where a popular TV host unveiled the latest model in the Galaxy S range of devices, the Galaxy S3. As the device benefited from a lot of media attention, I thought that we should roundup all the facts about the Galaxy S3 and share them with you.
Even with a short glimpse at the device, one could notice right away that it clearly belongs to the Galaxy S range and that it is the latest iteration of the series. The main characteristics and lines which summed up the older models are still there. The Galaxy S3 comes with a gorgeous 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display and a very sleek & slim design of the body.
When comparing Galaxy S3 with the previous two models, we can clearly say that Samsung follows the bigger the better pattern, in terms of screen size. While there is just a slight increase in inches from the Galaxy S2 display, the main difference is the screen resolution which is now 720×1280.
Samsung decided to ship the Galaxy S3 with a 2.100 mAh battery so that you will have enough juice to power up that 4.8 inch HD display. Some sources claim that the size of the device is mostly due to the necessity of equipping the S3 with such a large battery so that it can be used on the 4G networks, when it will be released in the US or Japan.
Upgrades can also be noticed in the camera section, as the Galaxy S3 comes with a 1.9 Mega pixel front facing camera for video calls and an 8 Mega pixel rear camera for taking beautiful snapshots. Until somebody grabs a hold of one we can’t really tell how it will perform against the iPhone 4S.
In terms of processing power, I have to say that Samsung kept their promises so the Galaxy S3 comes with the highly anticipated Exynos 4 Quad. In this regard we have to mention that there are rumors about the device having a different CPU in some parts of the world but Samsung have not yet confirmed or infirmed the speculation so far.
Samsung’s flagship smartphone will come with their own Siri like software interpretation called S Voice along with eye motion tracking, used for locking the device when not in use. The Galaxy S3 will come with a built in 1GB of RAM and 16, 32 or 64GB of storage space with the possibility of extending it through a microSD card slot.
Given the fact that Apple is expected to release the iPhone 5, we are wondering how long it will take for these specs to be obsolete.