The much awaited Galaxy S III smartphone has been launched today in the Australian market by Korean manufacturer Samsung in Sydney’s Capitol Theatre, in front of a packed audience of media and industry figures.
Recently crowned the world’s biggest seller of mobilephones and smartphones, Samsung’s Galaxy S II was clearly the most popular Android smartphone of 2011.
Gregory Lee, President and CEO, Southeast Asia/Oceania told the audience that Samsung expects that sales of the Galaxy S III sales will surpass the sales numbers of it’s predecessors.
During the last year the trend has been for high end Android phones to have larger screens with higher resolutions than other smartphone operating systems.
The Galaxy S III is no exception, sporting a 4.8″ inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 screen resolution so it can display a lot of information on screen at once, eg: news websites, spreadsheets, long emails etc.
The phone’s lithium ion battery is also larger than average for a smartphone, with 2100 mAh capacity that should be able to last through working hours without recharging being required.
Though it has a fast quad core processor and runs the latest 4.0 version of Android the Galaxy S III offers more than mere technical specifications.
Smart design features include turning the screen display on/off depending on whether you’re looking at it, automatically calling if you’re in the middle of an SMS and then place the phone next to your ear as well as customisable S Voice commands.
Business features include virtualisation, messaging and security options which make the Galaxy S III suitable for an enterprise environment.