Samsung's Galaxy S III phone in pictures

Samsung's Galaxy S III phone in pictures

Summary: After weeks of build-up, Samsung has unveiled its new top-of-the-range Ice Cream Sandwich handset, which aims to take on rivals with a suite of voice control, file-sharing and collaboration features


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  • Galaxy S III front

    Samsung's new Galaxy S III handset has a range of features and a slimline design clearly designed to take on Apple's iPhone 4S at its own game.

    The Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphone, launched in London on Thursday, is set to go on sale in the UK from 30 May. A 4G LTE version, bound for the US and other countries with 4G services, will launch in those territories in June, Samsung said at the event.

    Like the HTC One X and Nokia Lumia 900, the Galaxy S III is shrouded in a polycarbonate shell. The company said it put a lot of thought into the "human-centric" design of the handset and what it feels like to use, which it said were "inspired by nature".

    For business users, the handset has a few features that could come in handy: voice commands, file-sharing without the need for a Wi-Fi or data connection, and up to 50GB of free cloud storage via a partnership with Dropbox.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

  • Galaxy S III depth

    Measuring 136.6mm by 70.6mm by 8.6mm, the handset is a little thicker than its predecessor — the Galaxy S II, which was 8.49mm deep — but it still manages to come in a little slimmer than the iPhone 4S and HTC One X.

    As for its specs, the Galaxy S III is a range-topping device. It comes with a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED 720p display, a quad-core 'Exynos 4' processor, 1GB RAM and an 8-megapixel camera with burst shot options. The camera has zero shutter-lag, according to Samsung.

    In the UK, Orange, T-Mobile, Three, Vodafone and O2 have confirmed they will carry the phone, but have not revealed the price of their plans. Retailers such as Phones4U are also selling it.

    Image credit: Ben Woods

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

Ben Woods

About Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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