Samsung Galaxy S III Announced: 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED, quad core Exynos, eye tracking

Samsung’s new flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S III was just announced at the Samsung Unpacked Event in London.

Featuring Samsung’s new 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, with microSD expansion, Bluetooth 4.0 and a HUGE 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED Pentile display at 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, there’s also an 8 megapixel camera at the back, and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera. The Android 4.0 (with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI on top) smartphone features a rounded design, and weighs just 133g and is just 8.6mm at its thickest point. There’s HSPA+ onboard, and an LTE version coming along sometime. All that powered by a 2100 mAh battery.

Phew.

There’s also various functions built into the phone, like Samsung’s Smart Stay which uses the front-facing camera to watch your eyes and maintain a “bright display for continued viewing pleasure.” There’s S Voice which is a voice recognition system that lets the phone recognize commands, like you can say “snooze” to turn off your alarm when it goes off, etc. There’s S Beam which is similar to Android’s Beam function, letting you transfer large files between phones quickly (1GB file in 3 minutes) and a new “Pop up play” that lets users watch a video anywhere on the screen while using other apps. Kinda like picture-in-picture on your tv. And to end an already awesome spec-list, there’s Wireless charging as well.

Available May 29th in Europe, and globally later with a ten-city world tour.

So whatchy’all think? A worthy update to the Galaxy S phones? The best Android phone to date?

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  • GexN

    Nice phone, but it’s definitely too big! 4,8 inches won’t fit in pocket

    • http://unleashthephones.com clintonjeff

       @GexN That’s Samsung for ya. They love their crazy giant phones lol.