We’ve just confirmed from sources close to us that Samsung is planning on announcing the Galaxy S III, their new flagship device, on the 31st of May in New Delhi. We are not too sure whether this will be a hard launch or one just on paper, but I guess we’ll find out in a couple of days. The Korean company already started with their pre-bookings for India a while back, so those who have pre-booked the phone will most likely be among the first to receive it. There’s still no word on the final price of the phone, although rumours floating around the Internet suggest a price tag of Rs.42,000. This could very well be the MRP of the device, so the actual street price could be a lot lower, and it better be if they want to compete with HTC’s One X. This will be the second quad-core handset to hit the streets and we’ll try and bring you guys the play by play of the event, as and when it unfolds.
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Given how successful the Galaxy S II was (and still is), especially in India, Samsung has a lot riding on its successor and despite the initial criticism it received about the design, it will simply fly off the shelves. 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. We only have a few more days to go before it’s announced, so stay tuned for more coverage.
Here are some of the highlights once more:
- 4.9-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution
- 3G, EDGE/GPRS and Wi-Fi capabilities for net access
- GPS with A-GPS support for Google Maps
- Bluetooth with A2DP and USB 2.0 (Micro)
- 8MP camera with LED flash and secondary camera up front
- FM radio
- 16/32/64GB internal + microSD card support for up to 64GB more memory
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