New Delhi: Samsung's Galaxy SIII smartphone will be available in India from Thursday. This is one of the most anticipated smartphone for quite some time and is expected to give the HTC One X tough competition which was hailed by many analysts as the best Android smartphone till date.
Samsung has started the sale of the Galaxy SIII in 26 other countries from Wednesday and is touted as the biggest launch for a single product in the company's history. The Korean electronics giant is also planning to launch the device in 145 countries and on 296 carriers by the end of next month.
The Galaxy S III comes with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4 mobile processor running Android Ice Cream sandwich as its operating system and the new TouchWiz user interface integrated on top of it. The new version of TouchWiz UI is being dubbed as Nature UX (user experience).
The Samsung Galaxy S III features a 4.8-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel resolution HD Super Amoled display that has PenTile pixel arrangement (two subpixels per pixel) and has about 306 pixels per inch pixel density. By default, this display supports 1280x720 pixel resolution.
For imaging, Samsung Galaxy SIII bears an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and LED flash at the back. It can record full 1080p HD videos at 30 frames per second. At the front lies a 1.9 megapixel camera that is capable of 720p HD videos for video chats. Samsung has included a new Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) module along with totally new feature called S Beam which offers blistering fast transfer speeds allowing users to share a 1 GB movie file in less than three minutes.
The Galaxy S III will feature a 2100 mAh battery which is a very welcome feature as most of the current high-end smartphones come with 1700 mAh to 1800 mAh batteries.
Users in India can still take the advantage of pre-booking process to get the device before others. Indians can prebook the smartphone through Samsung wherein they will have to pay Rs 2,000 upfront and they will be entitled to receive a special surprise gift along with the device.