Even as you're reading this the clock is ticking fast, inching closer to the scheduled time (2:30 pm IST) for the launch of Samsung's latest smartphone, Galaxy S III. According to close sources, the MOP of the Galaxy S III is expected to be Rs.40,000, while the MRP is Rs.43,000. Tech2’s at the location to bring to you the details of the event, as it unfolds. So stay tuned.
The S III is an incredibly powerful device that uses their latest Exynos 4 Quad SoC which packs in four cores. The phone will comes with Android 4.0.4 along with their Touchwiz Nature UX UI on top. Internationally, the phone will have three storage capacities – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, so it’s interesting to see, which options we’ll be receiving in India. The screen size is slightly larger as compared to the One X at 4.8 inches and will sport a resolution of 1280 x 720.
If one has missed out or just wants a quick look, here are the highlighted specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S III:
- Android 4.0 with TouchWiz
- 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos 4212 processor
- 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
- 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
- 1.9MP front camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
- 16/32/64GB Internal memory, expandable upto 64GB
- 1GB RAM
- NFC, Wi-Fi, DLNA, GLONASS, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0
- 2100 mAh battery
The handset, prior to its official launch had been up for pre-booking on several sites like eBay, Infibeam, Snapdeal, among others. The Samsung Galaxy S III has been available for pre-booking via Snapdeal.com at a price of Rs. 250, Infibeam had the Galaxy S III on pre-order for Rs.1,000, which is a whole grand less compared to Samsung’s official pre-order listing. Samsung also launched a new music service on the Galaxy S3, called Music Hub to boost its appeal in competition with top devices like Apple's iPhone.
When Samsung announced their Galaxy S III, the brand also revealed that upon launch the smartphone will be available in two colour variants – marble white and pebble blue. However, when the handset releases tomorrow in India, as scheduled, the only colour option that will be available will be the marble white variant, while the pebble blue version will be available only by the second week of June.
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