At the London press event today, Samsung announced their latest smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy SIII.
The Galaxy S III is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a huge 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280 x 720) display, an 8-megapixel camera capable of shooting HD video, 1GB of RAM and a front-facing camera for video chat. The international version will launch with HSPA+ but Samsung has confirmed it’s working on an LTE model as for America, which may come with a different CPU. As for software, the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on top.
The phone supports “Natural Interaction” which means it can sense a user’s eyes in order to keep the display on if he or she is reading an eBook or interacting with another app. There’s also an “S Voice” natural language UI. “In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands,” Samsung explained in a release. “When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” 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.”
The Galaxy S III will be available in Europe in May before rolling out to the rest of the world.