Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by Paterson Prosper1
Samsung Galaxy S III: Meet the New Android King (Video)
The Samsung Galaxy S III comes to Europe later this month, though you almost certainly won’t see it in the U.S. until December.
Samsung today announced the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III at a major press event in London. The quad-core, high-definition, Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be Samsung’s most advanced Android handset yet, and will challenge the iPhone and the well-received HTC One X Android smartphone in the coming months. The Galaxy S III will sell in Europe in May, followed by other regions worldwide. An LTE version of the phone is expected to come to the U.S. in December, a year after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus launched on Verizon.
Many of the phone’s rumored features have, in fact, come to pass. The Galaxy S III features Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor, a 3.8 inch HD AMOLED screen, and an 8 megapixel camera. Samsung has also customized a variety of features, including a custom interface it calls TouchWiz, and variations on Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich camera apps and voice commands. Samsung also added onto Android 4.0′s NFC-sharing feature, Android Beam (video). Called S Beam on the Galaxy S III, this enhanced version also transfers files in addition to maps, apps, and browser URLs.
The Galaxy S III will sell in white or blue. Samsung’s Galaxy S III succeeds the Samsung Galaxy II series, which was the most popular handset in Samsung’s history, selling 20 million units in 10 months. The Galaxy S II’s global success was also instrumental in Samsung’s record quarterly profit.