Samsung Galaxy S III announced

By on May 6, 2012
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Regional launch coming soon.


Samsung unveiled their latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III over the weekend in London. The follow up to one of last year’s most successful smartphones, the Galaxy S II, the S III promises a host of new advances and features for techies everywhere.

Packing a quad-core 1.4GHz Cortex A9 processor using Samsung’s Exynos 4212 Quad chipset, the Galaxy S III is one of the most, if not the most, powerful smartphones on the planet right now. Helping the colossal processor is 1GB RAM, wile internal storage will come in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB flavors.

Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi a/b/g/n along with GPS are also par for the course, which means the huge 2100 mAh battery maybe good enough for long life. The rear 8MP camera can record 1080p @ 30fps, while the front facing 1.3MP camera should be good enough for video conferencing. Interestingly the rear camera has a voice activated control for remote controlling the trigger, with up to 3.3 fps image capture. Additionally that improved shutter also supports zero lag, with shot-to-shot time being under a second. There’s also the option to snap a photo while recording a video.

The Galaxy S III adorns the TouchWiz 4.0 UI with the Android ICS 4.0.4 OS running underneath. Displaying this will be a gorgeous 4.8-inch 1280×720 (giving it 306 ppi) Super AMOLED screen supported by Gorilla Glass.

Have a look at the hands-on video below by GSM Arena for a quick look at the phone.


Samsung officially haven’t announced any price details of availability within our region, but given it’s European release of 30th May, expect it to come out in UAE in mid to late June. Pricing, going by what the S II launched at, should be around AED 3,000.


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  • Kn1ghtm0d3

    I think the front camera is 1.9/2.0 MP and the retail price will be ~2600 AED for 16GB.

  • xuggs

    Your first para reads “the S II promises a host of ..” I think you meant to write S III? and the front camera is 1.9 not 1.3.

    Samsung here says it will be released this month itself in UAE which is so hard to believe :)

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