Samsung Unveils Galaxy S III Smartphone

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the

company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S. The new smartphone, with a whopping 4.8-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera, was unveiled at a slick launch party in London on Thursday. Billed by Samsung as having been designed for humans, the phone features voice and eye-recognition technology that the company hopes will set the handset ahead of its rivals in the crowded smartphone market. Samsung has overtaken Nokia as the world’s best-selling mobile phone maker, and Juniper Research reported Tuesday that Samsung also overtook Apple in smartphone sales in the first quarter, in what it described as increasingly a two-horse race. The new Galaxy smartphone, which runs the most up-to-date version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, recognizes when a user is looking at it, and ensures the screen doesn’t go dark while it has eye contact. S Voice technology, Samsung’s equivalent of Apple’s Siri, enables users to wake up their phone with a simple voice command. Samsung said the phone will be available in Europe on May 29, followed by launches in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A 4G version will go on sale in North America, Japan and South Korea in the summer. Samsung did not announce what prices on the phone are expected to be.

Full Specifications of  Samsung Galaxy S III:
Processor: Exynos Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Storage:16 GB expandable to 64GB (MicroSD slot included)
Display: 4.8-inch Super AMOLED
Battery: 2,100mAh
OS: Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera: 8 megapixel rear, 1.9 megapixel front