Apple and Samsung have been the leaders and the biggest companies in the smartphone game, as these two companies now battle it out and compete with each other while taking mostly all of the profits in the smartphone industry today. Fortunately for Apple fans, they can now see before their own eyes of what technology Samsung has in their hands as they are the supplier of those new technologies to Apple for their future products, and the newest Galaxy S III smartphone is no exception at all.
The Galaxy S III which is a Google Android-based smartphone is offering a huge 4.8″ screen which is a Super AMOLED display jam packed with a resolution sporting 1280×720 pixels. The big screen is meaning that the Galaxy S III is now measuring in at just about 20% taller and also wider than the iPhone 4S, though it’s slightly thinner and actually lighter. This smartphone will be including a 8MP rear camera and also a 1.9MP front-facing camera which can be used for face recognition too, and for tracking features.
And Samsung is now taking a few steps higher in features in the smartphone game with it’s facial, voice and also motion recognition capabilities, which includes the alike-Siri feature called “S Voice”.
With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful 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, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number.
More features are included which are “Pop and play” which is giving consumers the option to play videos just about anywhere on their own screen while using their other applications, camera updates are including a zero-lag shutter and also a burst shot mode, and also NFC abilities. Dropbox has also partnered with Samsung in offering their Galaxy S III users 50GB of free online storage for two years, which is a deal that is being extended to all Samsung phones and also tablets later this year and you will be seeing the Dropbox application coming installed already on those devices coming up soon.
Also in another attempt to take on Apple, a new Music Hub service is being released by Samsung which not only will be including a streaming service but also a iTunes-match scan-and-match service in allowing users to access their own music from just about anywhere. In a report done by The Verge aswell, the Music Hub service will be costing $9.99/month for just one device or $12.99 for up to about four devices also on top of web access.
The Galaxy S III will be released in Europe alone on May 29th, just before the release date in the U.S. is extended to June and that includes markets everywhere else around the globe.