Samsung Galaxy S3 Official – 4.8″ HD Display, 1.4 GHz Quad Core Exynos Processor, Eye Tracking

Samsung Galaxy S3

The moment everyone was waiting for (well, at least the smartphone enthusiasts) is here. Samsung has announced the Galaxy S2 successor – the Galaxy S3. Featuring a 4.8″ Super AMOLED display, the Exynos 4 Quad Processor (announced a few days back) – a Quad core processor, clocked at 1.4 GHz and Mali 400 MP GPU. Detailed specs below!

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Touchwiz Nature UX
  • 4.8″ Super AMOLED display of HD res – 1280×720 pixels
  • 1.4 GHz quad core processor (Exynos 4 Quad), Mali 400 MP GPU
  • 8 MP camera on the back, can record 1080p videos, single LED flash; front facing 1.9 MP camera
  • 1.5 GB RAM, 16, 32, 64 GB internal memory (variants), expandable with a microSD card (by another 64 GB)
  • WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2100 mAh battery, with Wireless charging
Samsung Galaxy S3

So that’s all you need to know about the core specs. Samsung is focusing more on the ‘natural user interaction’. You may be a ‘tad’ disappointed that the Galaxy S3 doesn’t feature specs we haven’t seen yet, but then, Samsung has concentrated more on the Software front this time. For example, if you’re typing out a message to someone, and you think it’s better you call them, you don’t have to open the dialer. All you gotta do is raise the phone to your ears and the call will be made, automatically.

That’s not it. The front facing camera of the Galaxy S3 keeps a watch on you. Okay, it sees your face. If you’re not looking at it, it will dim the screen. Great feature, which should help in saving some battery juice.

The Galaxy S3 also features S-Voice and S-Beam. Think of the S-Voice as Siri. It can recognise up to 5 user commands, and lets you capture photos using the camera app, using a voice command. While that may sound okay, you need to be connected to the internet to do that. Seems lame, frankly.

S-Beam will let you transfer stuff to another NFC capable phone, just by touch. Nothing new here, but it’s there. There’s a new Music Hub too, a library of 17 Million songs. The hub will try to scan and match music on your phone from its library, much like Apple’s…iCloud. Oh well.

Galaxy S3 users will get 50 GB free Dropbox space. FREE. Awesome. Google Drive, you ask? Samsung doesn’t seem to know about it…yet. Also, I’m a big fan of Dropbox, so yeah.

There are three colors – Pebble Blue, Silver, and Blue-Silver. Personally, I prefer the Pebble Blue. No information on the pricing or availability just yet, but I’m expecting a couple of leaks to hit the internet soon. Stay hooked!

PS: Flipboard for Android is coming!

Update: The Galaxy S3 will be available from 29th May in Europe. That’s fast.