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Samsung Galaxy S III Specs: 4.8-inch HD screen, 8 MP camera, Android ICS, and S-Voice for voice commands

May 3, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

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Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung Galaxy S 3. Whatever you want to call it or however you want to write it, the mythical device is finally here and real. No more rumors, leaks, and blurry cam BS. This is the Android phone you’ve been waiting for…maybe.

The Galaxy S III offers many of the mythical specs that we anticipated previously. The phone has a large 4.8-inch HD touchscreen with a 1280×720 resolution. Samsung promises that it will have great clarity thanks to the Super AMOLED+ make-up and high-class vivid display. The Galaxy S III will also have a 1.4 GHz Exynos processor that we covered previously. It’s likely that the North American version of the phone will use a Qualcomm processor in order to work with 4G radios of U.S. and Canadian carriers.

The interesting thing about the Galaxy S III is S Voice. The new ‘S Voice’ recognizes voice commands and search. Someone can tell an alarm “Snooze” and it will give you extra time, or deliver commands to raise volume, send texts, organizes schedules, and open the camera. S-Voice even features eye-tracking software to know where you are still looking at the screen, so it can keep a persistent screen view. You can wake the phone with “Hi, Galaxy” and then launch apps or get information. It’s a high-charged version of the Voice Actions available in the Galaxy S II.

Samsung offers the phone in Pebble Blue and Marble White, and it will offer some interesting features. The device will go on sale May 29 in Europe; the GS III ships to the United States later this summer. Here are the specs:

Network 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz 

3G (HSPA? 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz

4G (Dependent on market)

Display 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display
OS Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark 

Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)

Audio Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC?/eAAC?, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X
Additional 

Features

 

S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot
AllShare Play, AllShare Cast
Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show
Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access
Pop up play
S Voice
Burst shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR
Google™ Mobile Services Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude
Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies
Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,
Google Places, Google Navigation, Google Downloads
Connectivity WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40
GPS/GLONASS
NFC
Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)