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May 4, 2012

Samsung unveils third generation GALAXY S III smartphone

The new smartphone features voice, motion, face recognition options

By CBR Staff Writer

Samsung Electronics has introduced GALAXY S III , the third generation GALAXY S smartphone, a follow-up of its best selling Galaxy S2.

Samsung GALAXY S III is powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and also features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera.

The new Galaxy will include Samsung’s quad-core microprocessor, 2100mAh battery and Exynos 4 Quad, based on British chip designer ARM Holdings Cortex A9 technology.

The connectivity options icnlude WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0(LE) and Near Field Communication (NFC) that enables mobile payment options.

The smart phone include a ‘Smart stay’ feature which will recognise how user is using the phone by having the front camera identify user eyes.

The third generation GALAXY S features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to user words.

It also features ‘Smart Alert’ that will enable the smartphone to save user from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; the phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.

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The smatphone include a ‘Direct call’ feature, which means if user is messaging someone but decide to call them instead, lifting the phone to user ear will dial their number.

With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android Beam, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal.

With ‘AllShare Cast’, users can wirelessly connect their GALAXY S III to their television to transfer smartphone content onto a larger display. ‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and user tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices.

The ‘Pop up play’ will allow user to play a video anywhere on user screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.

The phone will come in three models – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The 64GB version is coming later, and the company says it will be available soon.

The memory of the Galaxy S III is expandable up to 64GB, using a microSD card.

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