Samsung Galaxy S3 Unveiled in Europe. Android’s Latest Threat to iOS?
Here’s the latest Android scoop for you — Unveiled on May 3rd in London, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been generating a ton of buzz online and getting a lot of press attention.
One of its most talked about feature is its 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 1,280 x 720 resolution. Considered “best in class” Android-based phone on the market, the S3 is the successor to the S2 which sold 20 million units. That makes it the closest competitor to Apple’s which sold 37 million units of its iPhone 4s.
The Galaxy S3 also comes with some pretty nifty features which include Eye Recognition as part of its “intelligent camera features.” The phone has the ability to identify the user’s eyes, recognize its activities and adjust accordingly. For example, when the phone can tell that the user is still looking at the screen, it will not go dark or go into screen lock mode.
Some of its other cool features include “Buddy Photo Share” — which allow you to automatically share a photograph with people whose face it recognizes.
Its S-Beam feature allow users to transfer files quickly between devices by touching them together, or sharing the phone’s screen content with other devices.
Its S-Voice feature allow users to control the phone using natural language — Think Siri on steroids. For example you can command it by saying volume up and the phone blocks out the noise from the song its playing so it can actually hear you. You can even tell the alarm to go back to snooze.
For the longest time since computers came into being, we’ve all had to learn the keyboard commands of programs and learn how to operate a mouse and keyboard. The game changing point of technology is happening now as we speak. The features within the Samsung Galaxy S3 like eye recognition are clearly signs that technology and devices are learning to adapt to human behavior instead of us having to learn how to use them.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be available across Europe starting May 29th, with launches in Asia, the Middle East and Africa to follow. The U.S will see a 4G version out in the summer.
4.8” Super Amoled HD display
16/32/64GB depending on model, plus expandable MicroSD card
50GB Dropbox for two years
Pebble blue or marble white
2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra)
8MP rear; 1.9 MP front
720 x 1280 px (306ppi)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
Exynos 4 Quad (1.4GHz)
Near Field Communication
4G connectivity in some markets
What do you think? Will the Samsung Galaxy S3 convert some iPhone users to jump ship and go over to the Android camp?