The Samsung Galaxy S III is now available for pre-booking via at a price of Rs. 250, which is significantly lesser than the Rs. 1,000 pre-order price tag that Infibeam had and a whole lot lesser than Samsung’s official pre-order listing. Samsung will be officially launching the Galaxy S III on the 31st of May in New Delhi but it’s still uncertain whether it will be a hard launch or a paper launch. The Galaxy S III is Samsung’s upcoming flagship smartphone that will replace the Galaxy S II. Currently, the S III will go on to compete with the HTC One X, the only other quad-core, ICS-running smartphone in the market.


Will you buy it?

A quick recap of the S III – the phone is equipped with some of the latest tech to make it out of the mobile phone sector. From a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor (1GB RAM) running on Android 4.0 i.e. Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) flaunting the latest edition of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, to NFC support, the device is quite feature-packed. Its 2100mAh battery should also provide users with quite a bit of usage as well. More than the design, Samsung is really pinning the success of the S III based on the new software tweaks that they’ve added. One of the main features of the S III is the Siri-esque voice recognition system called S Voice. It features Smart Stay, a technique that uses the front facing camera to track your eye movement so it keeps the screen on as long as you're looking at it. Pretty cool. Social Tag uses face recognition that scans the faces in your gallery and maps them to your friends on Facebook or other social media sites. S Beam lets you bond and share data instantly between two S III devices using a combination of NFC and Wi-Fi Direct. AllShare Play uses DLNA to share your photos and videos on compatible TVs. 

Here’s a closer look at some of the other specs revealed:

  • 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720
  • 3G, EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi with, DLNA support
  • GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS,
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 8MP camera with AF, LED flash, BSI sensor and 1080p HD video recording
  • 1.9MP front facing camera with a resolution of 720p for video chat
  • 16/32/64GB Internal memory, expandable up to 64GB
  • HDMI out

The Samsung Galaxy S III will be officially released tomorrow in India. 

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