Samsung Galaxy S III: It’s Official

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The time for rumors and speculation is over — Samsung has just taken the wraps off of its next flagship smartphone, the much-anticipated Galaxy S III. This is going to offer just about everything one could want in a cutting-edge Android handset.

It will have a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, giving it a display larger than virtually all its rivals – much larger than the 3.5-inch one in the Apple iPhone 4S. It will also have a 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution, again beating most of its competitors.

Samsung Galaxy S IIIThe version of the Galaxy S III scheduled for release in Europe later this month will have 4G HSPA+, while the U.S. version coming out at some point this summer is going to boast 4G LTE. But there’s another side of the coin: the European version will be built around a quad-core Exynos processor while the U.S. model will have a slower dual-core CPU.

Naturally, this model will debut running the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Samsung will layer its TouchWiz custom user interface on top.

It will have 1GB of RAM, and the amount of internal storage capacity will vary: 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB. A microSD card slot will offer extra capacity.

Samsung is including a 2100mAh swappable battery, well above average. In addition to its 4G capabilities, this smartphone will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC.

On the back of the Galaxy S III will be an 8-megapixel camera with zero shutter lag. On the front will be a 1.9MP camera.

There has been no word yet on the price, but this will surely vary from country to country, and from wireless carrier to carrier.

Brighthand has a hands-on preview of the Samsung Galaxy S III. You don’t want to miss it. 

 

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