The Galaxy S III is official now. Samsung Electronics has unveiled its much-awaited third generation Galaxy S – the Galaxy S III. The phone features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The South Korean technology group, which overtook Finnish company Nokia as the world’s biggest cellphone maker earlier this year, said the new Galaxy SIII model would go on sale in some markets in late May and around the world from June.
Last week, Samsung reported a record $5.2 billion quarterly profit, boosted by Galaxy smartphone range whose sales outstripped the iPhone.
The phone has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, and comes running the latest version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich. Much like the HTC One X, the camera has zero shutter lag so you can capture photos instantly. The camera is also capable of taking 20 photos at once in burst mode, and a feature called “Best Photo” will pick the best shot out of a group of eight.
The Verge says Sprint is on board with the Galaxy S III in the US, and, based on earlier Samsung handset launches, the phone will likely debut with Verizon and AT&T, too. Pricing is another unknown that’ll be revealed when the availability date gets closer.