Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S3, revealing Android’s latest heavy hitter in its battle for smartphone supremacy with Apple's iPhone range.
The device was unveiled at a packed house in Earls Court in London, as the electronics giant looks to cement its position as the world's leading phone maker.
Samsung dubbed the S3 “the phone of the Olympics”, and promised users breath-taking performance, loading the device with Google’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android version and a powerful a 1.4GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB RAM.
The S3 also packs a super-fast 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which the company claimed had no shutter lag and is capable of shooting more than three pictures per second.
The Galaxy S3 also sports a 1.9-megapixel front-facing cameras, a clear sign that the company is taking snapping seriously and listened to the criticisms made of its previous flagship Android, the Galaxy Nexus.
Users will also be able to enjoy their snaps on the new smartphone's eye-pleasing 4.8in Super Amoled display.
Samsung has also made allowances for the drain such features will place on battery life, with the S3 packing a larger 2,100mAh battery that the company claimed will ensure the Galaxy S3 “lasts longer than your average smartphone”.
Samsung has high hopes for the device, with sales of its Galaxy range being attributed as a key factor in its recent good fortunes, allowing it to post its best quarterly profit in nearly half a decade.
The device is set to be released on 29 May – though there’s currently no word on price.
Check back to V3 later for an opening impressions hands-on review.
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