the ‘samsung galaxy S iii’ third-generation android phone



in london, samsung has unveiled the ‘galaxy s iii‘, the third generation of the device, featuring a larger, 4.8-inch HD super AMOLED display and face and voice recognition technology with android 4.0 (‘ice cream sandwich’).

measuring 5.4 inches tall by 2.8 inches wide and 0.3 inches in depth(136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm), the phone is about a half inch (12.7mm) taller than its predecessor and very slightly wider, although also narrower, weighing 4.7 ounces (133 grams).



samsung galaxy S iii front and rear views of the device



samsung galaxy S iii 3/4 profile view



samsung galaxy S iii detail on surface and rear camera



new technology in the ‘galaxy s iii’ includes ‘S beam’ (an expansion upon ‘android beam’), which permits the sharing of media files by simply touching two ‘galaxy s iii’ phones together, even without wifi or cell signal.

the device features built-in face detection, recognizing the way a person is using the phone and optimizing conditions accordingly. for example, the front camera identifies a user’s eyes while (s)he is reading or browsing the web and maintains a bright display rather than dimming to conserve battery over time.

‘S voice’ is a natural language user interface for the control of music, sound, text messaging and e-mails, calendar appointments, and camera and photo capture. lastly, a motion sensing system recognizes certain gestures: if a user is messaging a friend and decides instead to call, he need only lift the phone to his ear and ‘direct call’ will complete the dial.



samsung galaxy S iii ‘S beam’ technology lets two ‘galaxy’ users transfer media files across devices, even without wifi connection



samsung galaxy S iii ‘allshare play’ lets users display media on computer and television displays



samsung galaxy S iii in-car docking


‘allshare play’ facilitates the transfer of media to computer or television displays, and ‘group cast’ lets multiple users on the same wi-fi network share a screen, making comments and drawings simultaneously on their devices with realtime updating.

like the ‘s ii’, the new ‘galaxy’ features an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with flash, capable of recording HD video at 30fps, and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. its sensors include an accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity and gyro sensors, and barometer.



samsung galaxy S iii additional view of the phone in white



the ‘galaxy s iii’ is expected in late may in europe, with release dates for other parts of the world yet to be announced. the phone is designed in ‘pebble blue’ and ‘marble white’.