Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S III at an event in London today. The Galaxy S III uses the new quad-core 1.4GHz Exynos processor. Other specs include a 4.8-inch display, HD Super AMOLED screen, 133g weight, and measures 8.6mm. The phone has the same physical home button that the Galaxy series is known for.
The front-facing camera is 1.9-megapixels. The rear camera is 8 megapixels with 720p HD video capture and the new camera app it uses has dual still video capture along with face tagging for existing contacts.
The Galaxy S III has a 2,100mAh battery with a wireless charging option. There is a microSD slot that complements internal storage options of 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The connections supported by the Galaxy S III include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi Direct, NFC and DLNA.
Another notable feature of the Samsung Galaxy S III is Smart Stay. Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to monitor your eyes and maintain a “bright display for continued viewing pleasure.”
S Voice is a customized voice recognition system built into the S III. Samsung says you can say “snooze” to shut off your alarm when it goes off and say “direct call” to dial someone when you are in the middle of texting.
Dropbox will be giving 50GB of free storage to new owners of the Galaxy S III Android smartphone for two years.
No word yet on pricing, but we know that it will launch on May 29th with the 32GB model on Vodafone exclusively. It will arrive in the U.S. in June and the rest of the world by end of summer.