It could be the next heartthrob in the smartphone market. The newest offering from Samsung, Galaxy S3, is expected to sweep the sales in the Android segment, reclaiming the telecom giant the numero uno position in the smartphone market. This third generation device was unveiled to the customers in Europe and the Middle East on Tuesday.
Dubbed as the most anticipated smartphone, market analysts are speculating that the sales could by rocketing, surpassing the Galaxy S2′s 20 million unit sales worldwide. “In the two years that we’ve been offering pre-orders, it’s the most pre-ordered Android device we’ve had in our line-up,” said a spokesman for Vodafone UK.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is expected to reach the Indian markets by the first week of June and could cost anywhere between Rs 34,000 to Rs 38,000.
And yes, the price of the model varies depending on the contract. An S3 with 16 GB memory costs around $300 for a 12-month contract with Vodafone. With the launch of this model, the handset manufacturing giant, has set forth a new standard for the smartphone segment. Many feel that this could serve as a major competition to the reigning iPhone from Apple, as the market leader in this segment. Samsung’s mobile division profit has moved up to $3.6 billion for the months of January to March, accounting for 73 percent of operating profit. Samsung has sold 44.5 million smartphones in January-March – equal to nearly 21,000 every hour!
Galaxy S3 can track your eyes
The S3 takes the smartphone to a new dimension with its eye tracking feature. It can track the user’s eye movements to keep the screen from dimming or turning off while in use. The device, running on Google’s Android 4.0 operating system, now boasts a 4.8-inch screen, much bigger than the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S and the 4.7-inch screen on HTC’s One X model. The screen is a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that packs 720 x 1280 pixels at a superb 306 ppi. It is also protected against scratches with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2.
The Galaxy S3 is the first handset device from Samsung to feature a Quad core processor. The device runs on a 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 processor, Mali-400MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. If these features are not enough, then Samsung has also come up with a line of storage options for the device. You can now choose your S3 to have either 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB storage. Clearly, this is way ahead of the storage offered by the iPhone4S.