May 03 AT 1:09 PM Taylor Wimberly 138 Comments

This is the Samsung Galaxy S III, designed for humans


Today in London, Samsung Mobile unveiled the Galaxy S III. The event is just kicking off, but Samsung sent out their press release a little early. Details after the break.

“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”

Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S III include:

  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 4.8-inch Super HD AMOLED (1280×720) display
  • Exynos 4 Quad processor (more details coming soon)
  • 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, BIS
  • 16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available soon) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • Networks: 2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz,3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz, 4G (Dependent on market)
  • Bluetooth 4.0, 40MHz 802.11n Wi-Fi, NFC
  • Audience Inc.’s earSmart (eS305) Advanced Voice processor
  • Additional features: S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot, AllShare Play, AllShare Cast, Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g

Samsung says the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S III will arrive in Europe on May 29th. Customers will be able to choose from two colors, pebble blue or marble white. In total, the device will come to 296 mobile operators in 145 countries. The US version of the device will be arriving later this summer.

Show Press Release
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S III, the Smartphone
Designed for Humans and Inspired by Nature
May 4, 2012
Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, 
Samsung GALAXY S III reveals a new concept of smartphone
London, UK–May 4, 2012–Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.
This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III is powered by Androidâ„¢ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.
“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”
Introducing Natural Interaction
The GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience. 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. With ‘Smart alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
Easy and Instant Sharing
The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Androidâ„¢ Beamâ„¢, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
With ‘AllShare Cast’, users can wirelessly connect their GALAXY S III to their television to immediately transfer smartphone content onto a larger display. ‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers, witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device.
Human-centric Design with Uncompromised Performance
The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature, its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.
With a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.
The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay — the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.
Mobile payment is also accessible with the device through advanced Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The gaming experience is enhanced through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games, while Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies. Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service. Game Hub, Video Hub and Music Hub will be introduced in select countries initially and soon rolled out to global markets.
The Samsung GALAXY S III will be available from the end of May in Europe before rolling out to other markets globally.

Source: Samsung

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  • swazedahustla

    Hmmmmm….quad core exynos 4212 for Int…….dual core S4 for states…

    Not really living up to the hype. Pretty much on par with the One X. Except for the screen. Solid phone.

    • Fulaman


      • Sujio

        the quad core exynos is a piece o poop compared to the exynos 5 dual… so, WHY DIDN’T THEY USE IT??? it’s there, they have it and they didn’t use it???

        the SGS3 should have killed the coming iphone 5, not just barely surpass the 4S?!!

        i think Samsung have made a really big mistake… lets hope they don’t screw up the next Nexus!

    • AppleFUD

      I didn’t expect it to live up to the hype. . . maybe if they got the new generation quad-core Exynos but that was very unlikely.

      Seems they are trying to pull and apple and hype things to the point where no matter what comes out it will be underwhelming. . . guess they haven’t figured that can backfire, or maybe they don’t get that Android users don’t fall for that as easily lol

      All in all. . . I’ll pass and stick with the gNexus.

      • jmon

        I am guessing you guys didnt watch the live stream. but this phone has some cool features that the htc one x can not match.

        • Fulaman

          The features that this phone has (besides removable battery and microSD card slot) that the HTC one X doesn’t have aren’t very important.

      • Sujio

        yeah, so true!!

      • Fulaman

        i hope you are right and people know that this phone is garbage. I would have been happy if they used the Exynos 5250.

    • Y314K

      I think the SGIII wins over the One X with the inclusion of a MicroSD socket & the bigger better screen…. But for a under contract upgrade… I think I’ll wait for a full A15 chip… Maybe I can pick up a SGII and hope the SGIII rom gets fully ported to it…

      • Postal Jim

        And a removeable battery……yes!

    • muku

      the gpu of the s2 is 40% stronger than the gpu of the one x,the screen is bigger and better,the rear camera has more features,the front camera is better,there are like 5 new awesome software features like the eye stuff and video pop up,the battery is bigger,the gpu consumes less power and it has gorilla glass 2(less daylight reflection).. anything else i forgot?

      • aboud

        yeah the wireless charging feature on s3

  • halo0

    Damn that looks nice!

  • karl Giles

    Smh. I really doubt tmoible will get this even though its HSPA+. Keeping my expectations LOW.

    • WlfHart

      Probably the best philosophy. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best. I won’t hold my breath, but I still hope it does find its way to T-Mo in a timely manner.

    • inviolable

      Why wouldn’t they?

    • spazby

      buy an unlocked version and sign up for their $30 plan…

  • B2L

    That is one sexy device.

  • Division by Zero

    Ewwwwwww. For the love of God, please tell me that isn’t a physical home button on the chin of that phone. Nice specs, aesthetically pleasing as a pile of doggy-doo in July. Also, why is it that everyone has been touting the on-screen buttons as opposed to the traditional four buttons for screen space, yet the chins are just as big as they always were?

    • Division by Zero

      I just noticed in a different picture that there were hardware buttons on the chin as well. D’oh!

    • Sujio

      yeah, its bs!!

    • HackNet

      It’s better than having my nuts on your chin.

  • Simon

    >1.9 Mega pixel camera
    Isn’t that a bit (.1) of a step down from the S2?

    • Division by Zero

      I’d take a 2MP camera with a good light sensor over a 5, 8, 12, or 14MP camera with a mediocre sensor. More MPs does not equal sharper image, it just equals bigger picture. I cringe when I see people say “It only has 5MP? FAIL”. Not flaming you or insulting you in any way, just sayin’ :)

      • Simon

        I am well aware how of how photography sensors work and was merely curious why they decided to lower the MPixel count by such a small incremental.


        • Postal Jim

          They don’t make the camera lenses. They use what they feel is the best for the device. The company that manufactured them chose to do so at 1.9MP. Guess Samsung could have gone with a lower quality 3MP front shooter and made some people happy.

  • Oskar Wismierski

    I am loving it! But WHY Samsung!? WHY SUCH A BIG SCREEN? :( S II screen size was perfect..

    • androidindia

      many of us like huge screens :D

    • HackNet

      Samsung assumes we are Scandinavian Vikings from the Viking Age with extra large hands. I’m not saying we’re “Asian” lol (jk), but we aren’t giants either.

  • bellken

    very prettty, and, a removable battery

  • Zeratoda1

    When can I expect the SGS III made for Robots edition cause I want that one instead

  • skyflakes

    Not loving the design and material. I was more excited when I saw the HTC One S and X.

    • Fulaman

      100% agree

    • Simon

      Yeah, I really can’t fathom why they would go with that cheap looking plastic body, again.

    • Joel

      Lets hope the carriers can revamp it in our favor.
      I’m really hoping Sprint can apply their usual unique flare…they did the GS2 justice ..hopefully they can do the same here.

  • David

    Made for humans…who enjoy non-centered home buttons. While that is a flattering press shot above, this phone is ugly.

  • tarwin

    Well, I love HTC but this phone makes me wonder what my next phone will be. I’ve never been a fan of Samsung aesthetics but this one has definitely improved, and most importantly, the storage sizes are great. The recent S4 HTC phones are all limited to 16GB total which is very disappointing. But I can’t believe the S3 will only have a pentile display. Very disappointing…

    • David

      You like this design more than the One X?

      • tarwin

        I like it more than the GS2 and the galaxy note (and nexus). I still prefer the One X and S a lot in the aesthetics.
        My current phone is less than a year old, meaning that i cant justify the upgrade cost so soon (i buy off contract) unless i can sell my current one for a fair price.
        What I meant is that seeing the improvement Samsung has made, maybe their next (or is it next next) phone might be okay.
        And cloud storage, google music etc. Only helps if you are constantly on wifi or have a constantly good signal with a parge data allotment or aj unlimited plan. I normally spend between 3 to 5 hours a day listening to music or watching video (I move around a lot for my job and school, which means lots of time commuting via public transportation.

    • Matthew

      I dont see a need to have that much storage now that Google Play music bascially cleared alot of room for me and the Google Drive as well. All i need storage for is my apps. Now i have more room then ever. Personal prefence.

      • Postal Jim

        Some of us use cam for video. Having a spare 32G of memory is a plus. Taking HD video of things like HS Wrestling tournaments eat up a lot of storage. Can’t always upload especially if no Wifi and no unlimited data…..

  • thekaz

    Color me among the less impressed. Compared the the hype, this seems, well.. a bit underwhelming. At least on the hardware side. Seems like this update was more about the software enhancements than hardware (aside from the potential quad-core processor).

    • SimonSays

      Yeah, I’m more psyched for whatever A15 replacement they decide to come up with.

      • Fulaman

        I agree with you and thekaz @ SimonSays

  • pekosROB

    Sweet mother of God that looks so much sexier than any of the photos we’ve seen.

  • cwjones4

    the features they have added make this phone awesome. i’m drooling while watching this.

  • droidsung

    I like that it has removable battery and sd slot unlike One X. The design looks good. It could have been home run if it had non-pentile SAMOLED+ though.

  • Tristan

    I literally have no idea what my next phone will be now…guess I’ll hold on to my G2X and wait for the next Nexus…fuck, Samsung is making it :-(

    • HackNet

      Would you like a slap of my cock with that comment kind sir?

  • David

    Good lord that commercial was insufferably stupid. Why can’t Android manufacturers figure out that abstract imagery does not sell technology? Take a damn cue from your very successful competitor, Apple. FEATURE-BASED COMMERCIALS. That commercial didn’t show a potential customer anything about the phone.

  • Freak

    I guess im the only one eho likes the home button on the phone

  • Rovex

    Sorry HTC, in out. Sure the One X is nicer looking, but inductive charging, and the screen, coupled with the superior processor mean the S3 is for me (Tegra 3 is still Tegra.. not that great).

    • Tony

      the inductive charging is only with the accessory, it dosnt come with the phone its self

      • Apo

        Yep but you still can get it if you want, while you simply can’t with the One X, right?

  • Dee

    I like it :)

  • inviolable

    Still with the plastic

    • Dee

      Plastic like your wife’s face

      • HackNet

        wow. really?

        You are the result of a ripped condom. Congratulations you son of a bitch. bye

    • Rovex

      Plastic is more durable than glass or those lovely things HTC have (that chip and fall off).

    • Kaung Myat

      Yes Plastic is more comfortable! I dropped my galaxy note often but nothing happened and cover is also very good! So Like Plastic much!

  • YMS123


    • Raptor


  • Dan G

    Biggest disapointment of the year, other than the inductive charging, their was literally nothing that impressed me all that much about this phone. Ugly as design, marginal hardware upgrade(CPU/GPU), Worse screen than the galaxy nexus, Fugly design.

    • Nate B.

      How does it have a worse screen than the Galaxy Nexus if it’s the same screen?

    • Rovex

      It not as pretty as the One X i grant you, but how is the best hardware still a disappointment? The S2 was SO great anything other than a supercomputer and a DSLR in a 4m thick case was going to be a disappointment.

    • Kaung Myat

      Why you disappointed that s3? That is very good software! yes not sexy as one x but not really ugly! Very nice screen the one x screen is also good but prefer s3! Awesome!

  • cristian cristiandonose

    I relly want this to be my next phone. What about the body, still made of plastic, the front looks like brushed aluminim .

  • Raptor

    Still the same PenTile scam

  • androidindia

    Phone for humans :D
    Like the others were for aliens :P

    • Yonas


  • Louis A

    More about the WiFi direct. How does it work? Anybody who know please explain. Does it just works by turning on the Wifi of say a TV and then turning on the WiFi direct on the phone and pair with the TV and start sharing content?

  • Felix Klein

    Well… I’m glad I chose the htc One X… :)

  • Pixels

    it’s the damn pentile again?

  • Matt Green

    I still love my HTC ONE X

  • BSG

    Nice look :)

  • mlynch01

    Glad I got my One S. Even tho the screen isnt as good as the One X its the perfect size, speedy and HTC knocked it out the park with the design and materials used. Samsung can keep there plastic and touchwiz.

  • aranea

    The hardware is as expected but I like what they added in terms of software. Voice assistant, gestures and use of NFC seems like well executed.

  • BigCiX

    No LTE?

  • Jeffroid

    kind of annoyed by the fact that it doesn’t have a dedicated multitasking button. That’s actually one of my favourite feature for ICS. it really speeds up switching between tasks compared to holding the home button

    • mustybooks

      Yeah it is has an in built overskreen feature though :)

  • YNWA

    This will be impressive if it lands quad core processors in the US somehow. Otherwise it will just be one of the regulars. And since when is Samsung trying to be like HTC and adding all these “features” (bloat) onto every phone?

    • leaponover

      I would have thought it was obvious, but i’ll explain it to you if you like. There is not much in the way of hardware advancements with phones at this point. They don’t have much new to bring to the table. Manufacturers are realizing in order to separate themselves they want to have a software feature that makes people think they can’t live without it. That’s what these companies are trying to do and I wouldn’t consider stuff like beats audio bloatware…

      Sony did this by having amazing panoramic functions in their cameras and that’s the stand alone feature that causes me to buy a Sony camera every time now. No reason why cell phone manufacturers wouldn’t try the same thing.

      You are welcome for the explanation…

      • YNWA

        **YAWN** you bore me.

  • jamal adam

    Speaking of design it doesn’t have near the same vibe and aesthetic beauty of the HTC One X. Specs, wise, this is at the top of the pack. I can’t wait to see how it compares to the One X specially the processors and more so the the comparison of the Super HD AMOLED display against that of the SLCD 2 display on the One X.

  • h0ruza

    I’m sure this will be good enough to replace the galaxy S II but I can’t help thinking this is more of a Galaxy Nexus upgrade or at least what the galaxy Nexus should have been.

    Let the bench marks begin!

    • Postal Jim

      And the Next Nexus will be what the S3 should have been…….and the S4 will be what the Next Nexus should have been……..etc, etc, etc……..

  • HackNet

    The specs are “okay” I guess. Not really amazing, but doable. Sorry Samsung, I’m sticking to my SGS2.

    I will say this…One thing I despise, is when they give the Europeans better processors. Once it arrives here at the states, the processor gets replaced with a some Mickey Mouse bullshit.

    Stupid Carriers and their lobbyist don’t let US customers receive anything original. They always have to stick their dirty little fingers in there and remove the good stuff and add bloatware and outdated processors in the devices. Pathetic!

  • Jeffrey Robert

    Im never impressed with Android anymore. This was the last phone I was waiting for to see if I stayed with Android before IP5 came out.

    Perhaps motorola ruined my Android experience after getting the Atrix, Atrix, Atrix, Atrix2. ( I relisted the phones as often as they had to be replaced)

    IP5 could be the IP4S with a bigger screen and I still think id jump ship at this point.

    FYI ive been with android since Nexus One.

    • Ray

      You’re not alone. I’ve been devoted to Android for many years. I was really expecting Samsung to introduce “the ONE” that would drop Apple’s stocks back to the $200 range again. Unfortunately, Samsung has become greedy with its technology, and they held off on introducing better technologies this year. This device has shows little improvement over the S2. The US version(s) will probably not even see Quad-Core. You can thank At&t, T-Mobile, Sprint, and especially Verizon.

      The smartphone business is no longer about winning new customers. They have dominated the market and now they are abusing their power by releasing half baked, outdated technologies.

      I’m sure I will be marked down for my comment. I can care less. I have a right to my own opinion.

      If you have anything to say, click on Reply and show me what you got son.

      • Jeffrey Powell

        haha. Well said.

      • h0ruza

        There was a lot of hype for the galaxy s 3 but this I didn’t come from samsung them selfs. All the hype came from us and the boggers and the fanboys and in truth we should take responsibility for all the hype.

        Ceramic bodies, edge2edge screens, super amoled plus hd, a15 cortex chips. All these features came from the blog world and the fans but surely any two ofthese features wouldn’t be asking too much would it?

        Time will tell but one thing I do know… Apple would have to be sleeping on the job to let this phone beat there new iphone 5.

        I just dont think this is enough.

        • Macaroni_Tony

          My exact thoughts. Samsung had the world listening and drop the ball with a sub-par/on-par phone with mimicked iOS features. I don’t get it.

      • Steve

        I agree with what you’ve said…. but your last sentence would result in a beeoytch slap to the face if you were standing in front of me. You can make some excellent, logical points without the additional “tude” …..son.

        • HackNet

          <~~~ Ray

          I was a bit upset when I wrote that. lol

    • leaponover

      Stil don’t get why you think the IP4 is better and what will be so much better about 5. Guess i’ll never understand it.

      I can definitely understand why people are disappointed with this release, I was hoping for something groundbreaking as well but to be honest there isn’t much more they could have done with where cell tech is at right now.

      With that said, why is the iphone better than this???

      • Andrew Flint

        Ofcourse they could. Probably introduction of the wireless charging or improved 3d display or even 2gb ram or a camera capable of recording at 60fps.
        These are just few that samsung could have included and especially wireless charging could have really be a slap to Apple and its herd!

    • Postal Jim

      I can’t go back to Apple, ever. Love the smoothness of the OS updates and being uniform over all (what 5 of them now?) devices. But the limited choices in style, size and no removeable battery or memory…..I couldn’t take that. Android has spoiled me in this regard. In 5 years we will all be using Nokia Windows phones anyway…….

    • Vance

      What I don’t get about your comment is that newer Android devices, like this GSIII and the One S I carry, combined with exponential progress in both app quantity and quality in the market, make Android SUCH a better competitor with iPhone now than it was back when we bought our respective Nexus Ones. So I guess what I don’t get is why you were willing to go with a Nexus One, which was a tremendous device for it’s time, no question, but which, due mostly to the youth of the Android ecosystem then, was nowhere near an “iPhone killer”; but now just because the SGIII failed to give you a spontaneous ejaculation, you’re going to jump ship and hop on the crapple bandwagon. It really makes no sense. Go get yourself a One S or One X and do as I’ve been doing all week at this sales conference in L.A.: make the iPhone crowd drool, ooooh, and aaaaah.

  • Rovex

    Even pentile AMOLED is better than SLCD or Retina. The One X is much better looking, but the S3 wins everything else by a mile.

    • Postal Jim

      I think I love you Rovex……

      • Steve

        Get a room.

  • Nathan D.

    Specs are nice and all but what really killing me right now is that the screen isn’t a “plus” quality screen, I was really hoping for that one piece and really didn’t care for anything else, old well what can you do. Other than they it a great phone the one x is basically on par with this so sales should still be good for HTC.

  • Alexander drzfr3shboialex

    Now the Nexus must be inspired by this , xperia s and one x. I love the fact it has a lot of internal memory and has a micro SD slot that’s what the Nexus needs

  • Ardrid

    HTC One X it is for me. There is nothing inspiring about the Galaxy S3 to me and, to be quite frank, Samsung is trying just a little too hard to copy Apple at this point. You’d think they’d want to innovate in light of all the patent litigation but I guess not. Adios, Captivate, it’s been real.

  • masterpfa

    I had refused to read any of the speculative hype before this phone was released or the leaks of “pictures” of the new phone, all on the whole incorrect in many details and as a result I am more than happy with what Samsung have released today.

    Can’rt wait for the first full reviews

  • Leo Young

    The only surprise for me is the 8MP camera. I was sure they would up it.

    I am disappointed that it is a pentile screen but I have to imagine that there was a good reason for it. I do know that they have experienced issues with yield for their larger displays and I wonder if the issue is cost or tech?

    Of course, we would all like the A15 but, next year. Or maybe the product refresh later this year. I am sure if they could have included it, they would have. After all, the target is not the other android phones but Apple.

    I can hardly wait.

  • Shawn Clark

    …A hybrid of the Galaxy Nexus and Note…thats all

  • Postal Jim

    What’s up with all the Pentile hating? Granted, there is better tech out there, but I was an iPhone lover until I got the courage to go android and got an S2. LOVE the colors. LOVE the blacks. LOVE the screen. LOVE the non chipping/breaking FLIMSY PLASTIC case. Could NEVER go back to being one of the flockers…….HTC has great phones also, but my preference is Samsung, until Nokia gets back on top……and that day is coming……soon.

    • Painman

      I couldn’t agree more Jim. I dumped Apple when the disappointing 4S came out and landed myself a far superior S2. I have waited for the S3 release with interest and if I was due an upgrade I’d be there tomorrow. But I’m not, so unless I want to shell out £500+ I’ve still got this little beauty for a while yet. Maybe the S4 will launch just in time for me.

  • Legend

    Not a huge fan of the design, or the blue pebble colour. I hope they don’t just stop updating the S2 to get people to upgrade…

  • bin artyte

    Samsung should have edited the s3 tag line to this: designed for humans with inaccurate technology

    Really samsung? Why the different approach this time? Too much fans to spare? Or just wanted to fight apple? I expected a more realistic approach as a computer science student.

  • dVyper

    I was actually holding off from getting an X because of this. While watching the live event yday I was just disappointed, most of all by it’s looks. The S2 looked better imo.

    And designed for humans? That’s the stupidest tagline I’ve ever heard! It makes no sense!

  • SeriouslyLOL

    A bunch of features because they aren’t confident about any of them. All purely gimmicks. They can’t bite the bullet and call a killer feature, coz ‘none’ would work well for real. They just sound cool. S Voice ?? Phone for humans ??
    Copy the iPhone in SGS2. Attempt a new design and come up with this ? OMG! why did they need dummy cases for this, No one would have believed this was real in the first place!
    Samsung has to stop trying to be Apple!

    • Ton Habraken

      Disappointed by the looks.

      Still the stupid “iphone” button in the center, which isn’t aligned with the other buttons. Why didn’t they just ditch all the buttons make it look clean.

      I think Samsung should hire a new designer for their next Galaxy flagship phone this is just a variation on the same old theme.

  • Paul

    No mention of the ceramic backing? Did they go with plastic then? That sucks.

  • LittleGreenDude

    I desperately hope the one that come to the states decides to use the new A15 dual core exynos over the S4.

  • LittleGreenDude

    I desperately hope the one that comes to the states uses the new A15 dual core exynos over the S4.

  • nebsif

    LMAO.. you guys are so funneh.

    Did you expect holograms or no bezel at all including the back side?
    Only thing ONE X has over GS3 is the display and maybe looks (subject to personal taste).

    Personally im finally gonna upgrade from HTC desire to GS3 tnx to the removable battery, msd and 32nm SOC..

  • kicost

    exept the QuadCore it looks like its really a minor update of the S2!

  • Androfied

    Samsung really disappointed me….why they cant make a phone which will not confuse u with its others galaxy phones
    n why the hell every android phone must have galaxy suffix
    galaxy y, galaxy w, galaxy ace, galaxy s….

    i was expecting more innovative design
    remember people buy cellphones not quad core
    they don’t care what’s inside for the most of the part
    it really doesn’t matter if its quad core i believe there are very few applications out there which really can use all the cores efficiently…

    • nebsif

      GS2 has craptastic boring design and yet its the most popular phone.

    • Kaung Myat

      Samsung is still the best bro!

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  • HackNet

    Instead of investing so much money in advertising, Samsung could of invested a few dollars into the actual design of the phone. Maybe try to break away from the plastic motto which ALL Android manufacturers seem to follow.

    How about a new metal, or something OTHER THAN PLASTIC!

  • Sprintuser

    Honestly the only way for Samsung to salvage any respect in the US market would be to use the new E5 chip. As of right now neither the SGIII or the EVO LTE are well designed well enough for me to switch from my SGII. The SGIII does have a slight edge based on having a removable battery. HTC design -1 for that design FLAW. Samsung -2 for not being able to design your own damn cpu that plays nice with LTE.

  • Moises Rivera

    I personally own the Galaxy S II, rooted running the CM9 nightly, and from what i have seen and what has been advertised, i would have to say that the S III isn’t very appealing. I was hoping for a lot more in this design, but it does seem like a small upgrade compared to what we have out right now. Pretty disappointed in what has been shown, i hope they create something of better worth.

  • Mohamed faruk

    Mobile is very nice but how much price?

  • awundrin

    Love it – it’s a sexy phone that looks and sounds amazing. The screen size is perfect for my needs.

  • sid rocker

    samsung s3 may be better but sony ericson xperia arc s rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Remarkable invention the man behind the scenes is purly a human of divining faith in Allah Almighting thanks to the CEO of GALAXY S III

  • Guido

    Every smartphone would be designed for humans, also the Galaxy smartphones ;)