The Samsung Galaxy S III which was released in Europe on Monday with a music service to rival iTunes, has garnered rave reviews with some experts saying the device is “streets ahead” of the iPhone. The good news is that Indian users wont have long to wait before it hits stores here!
IBN-Live has confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone will be launched on 31 May in New Delhi.
Samsung has already started accepted pre-bookings on its online website, on payment of an advance of Rs 2,000. The price for the phone has not been revealed as yet. According to IBN-Live sources, the phone could be priced at Rs 42,500 in India, which would put it on par with the latest iteration of the iPhone.
The Galaxy S III does have 3 versions: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Its not clear if the Rs 42,500 price tag is for the 16GB model or the 64GB one.
For those who are planning to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III here are the key technical specifications of the phone.
• A 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
• An 8 megapixel rear camera with flash and zero shutter lag and a 1.9 megapixel front camera with face recognition related options.
• The device is super light as it weighs 133g and is only 8.6 mm thick.
• It has a Samsung’s quad-core microprocessor and has 1GB RAM.
The Galaxy S III also boasts of a cool feature called the S beam which allows users to transport files upto 1GB to another S III without using Wi-fi or data Internet.
Dropbox has promised every consumer who registers the phone free 50GB cloud storage space.
Galaxy S III already has 9 million pre-orders making it the most sought after Android phone in history, and those who have laid their hands on the product have not been disappointed.