New Delhi: Samsung on May 31 announced the launch of the much awaited Galaxy S III in the Indian market but it will be available in retail market form June 4 only.
Asim Warsi, vice president, Samsung India said, "From next week, Galaxy S III will be available from Samsung's online and retail stores. After that it will be made available in all the other retail stores and shopping portals."
He further said, "Samsung Galaxy S III comes in two colours one is white and other one is blue. But initially Galaxy SIII will be available in white colour only while blue colour variant will be made available in coming days."
Samsung Galaxy S III, has a 4.8 inch HD Super Amoled display, an 8 megapixel camera and a 1.9 megapixel front camera and is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is smart enough to detect faces, voice and motions. The S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience.
With its innovative 'Smart Stay' feature, the Galaxy S III recognises how the user is using the phone with the front camera. This feature prevents the phone from sleeping as long as the user is looking at it, which is unlike other phones that automatically sleep after a certain time that was set by the user.
The Galaxy S III features 'S Voice,' a language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the Galaxy S III "snooze. You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organise your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to recognising your face and voice, the Galaxy S III understands your motions to maximise usability. For instance, if you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and 'Direct call' will dial their numbers. With 'Smart alert,' the Galaxy S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
The Galaxy S III also sports a range of additional features that boosts performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces 'Pop up play,' a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
Its 8 megapixel camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay - the image you see is the picture you take. With the 'Burst shot' function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the 'Best photo' feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the Galaxy S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD videos can be recorded even with the 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.
Galaxy SIII will be available for Rs 43,180 and Vodafone customers can avail attractive offer of 3 GB per month for 2 months, with the offer being valid till 31st August.