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Last Updated: May 4th, 2012

The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived, and Samsung just unveiled its third-generation Galaxy smartphone. As expected, it's going by the moniker Galaxy S III, and it's stuffed to the gullet with cutting-edge hardware and software tweaks:

  • 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD Display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16/32GB storage, 64GB version "available soon"
  • microSD Card slot
  • Eye Tracking
  • Smart stay: keeps the screen awake while you're looking at the display
  • S-Voice: advanced voice recognition, "like a good friend who listens attentively" -- definitely a strong competitor to Siri
  • Floating videos: lets you resize videos and move them around on the display whilst they float atop other windows. Nice!
  • 8MP rear shooter with zero shutter lag, 3.3 shots per second
  • Best Photo: takes a burst of eight shots, automatically chooses the best one
  • S Beam: Wi-Fi direct meets NFC
  • 1.9MP front camera with "face recognition" and HD video capabilities
  • 2100mAh Battery with Wireless Charging technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 (LE)
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40
  • GPS/GLONASS
  • NFC
  • 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm, 133g
  • Android 4.0

At this point, it's safe to assume that it's packing a quad-core Exynos processor, though we're still waiting to hear the official word on clock speed.

Accessories:

  • Flip cover
  • Desk dock
  • Car dock
  • HDTV Adapter
  • Wireless charging
  • S Pebble: A "music companion" for your Galaxy S III (assume it's a remote control of some sort)

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The GSII will launch in 145 countries on 296 carriers, beginning with the 3G version in Europe on May 29th, and a 4G version coming to North America "this summer."

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 Android™ 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 Android™ Beam™, 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.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Androidify

    Pics needed!

    • http://profiles.google.com/vittorio.maric Vittorio Maric

      Dam sexy phone, I don't know what is with all you people bitching like little girls.

      It's way way sexier then a SII, SII was a iphone clone like, but just bigger.

      Too bad they didn't use some aluminum, can't stand plastic personally but a nice phone for sure.

      But let's be serious, you don't really need a quad core phone anyway, this is luxury.

  • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

    Absolutely no reference, here twitter or anywhere else to the truths of these claims. Not saying they're wrong, but where's the confirmation? I want to see whatever stream you're looking at.

    • Todd

      You can check out Samsung's Facebook page for the live stream. Also, you can go check out Engadget as they have posted some articles already (they apparently got their hands on it early).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Don't worry, they're legit. We're updating as fast as we can.

      • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

        I hope you didn't think I was questioning the accuracy. I just wanted to know where you were getting the info. I'm on the live stream and this stuff was coming like 10 minutes before they said anything. Didn't know if my "live stream" was actually not live.

        • Bojan Gutic

          Lots of websites got an early hands-on 2 hours ago, and there's already a press release.

          • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

            Thank you for a relevant answer. I didn't know websites got an early hands-on. That's what I was trying to figure out.

        • http://twitter.com/lethalking lethalking

          um, its confirmed as i just watched it..unless you arent paying attention, douche

          • http://twitter.com/thistimearound Chris LeMeilleur

            I know you think you're clever because you got a "like" but calling people a douche for asking real questions is kind of a shitty thing to do. Thanks for being that guy.

          • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

             I don't think I'm clever, I know it. Doesn't take a "like" on a webpage to make me think so....your patronising an adult not a child.

  • Todd

    Color me underwhelmed by the reveal. From a design perspective, I think the One X has this beat hands down. I'm a techie at heart, but I am getting further and further away from bleeding edge specs (quad-core processor) as the dual cores are getting so awesome.
    The sdcard slot and the removable battery are very nice, don't get me wrong, but, meh.

  • http://twitter.com/dynomike666 Mike

    The press conference is going on right now.

  • http://twitter.com/dynomike666 Mike

    I want Gorilla Glass 2.  The 2100mAh battery already doesn't impress...maybe with the S4 (for LTE US), it'll be ok...

  • Sam Inifnity

    This is a massive letdown. 'Meh' hardware, if you get what I mean. The software is a little polished, but basically they could have just updated the S2 with the software, no?

  • Jason

    4.8?  The note is too big at 5.0 but 4.8 seems OK?

  • Bojan Gutic

    I'm tremendously disappointed by the physical buttons and touchwiz... They ruined the beauty of stock ICS and made it look like a toy.

    • Jameslepable

      when I saw the device I instantly thought it looks like a toy.

  • ericl5112

    Glossy plastic? NO!!!

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    Hardware-Buttons? Really Samsung?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

      i see it both ways. it helped differentiate itself from the group. but at the same time i believe hardware button should be done away with. i'll only accept that button to take pictures. 

    • JonJJon

      I love hardware buttons and hope there are some manufacturers that always make models with them, there are some of use that like them, in fact a LOT of people.

      • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

        Hardware buttons are not the issue but if you include them, include sensible ones - ones for ICS, not for Gingerbread

        • Clint Pedersen

          I agree, 100%. I'm not a hardware button fan, but that doesn't mean I won't ever own another phone that has them. But, I would like it to stay consistent with ICS.

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    I really hoped the leaked designs to be correct...

  • Northstar17

    I went from SGS to Galaxy Nexus, and feel the hardware buttons are not needed now. On screen buttons is the way forward.

    But, SGS III still going to be the leading handset for sure.

    • one x ftw

      Lol you tell yourself that

  • http://www.thednetworks.com Dhawal D

    So my decision to get the $399 Galaxy Nexus still remain intact.

    • fixxmyhead

      pssh over rated phone

      • Eric Liou

        thank you!

  • lewis mccarth

    looks horrible compared to my International S2

  • Andrew

    I'm quite disappointed, I was expecting after all the "it's an incremental upgrade" rumours started flying. Was seriously considering getting this phone (currently have GS2), but it's pretty ugly, and I can't believe Samsung STILL haven't addressed the build quality issues everyone had with the previous model.

    • Semianonymous

      What issues? I dropped my S2 on a concrete floor without so much as a scratch. Hell, the battery cover didn't even come off. Pretty good build quality to me

  • Sheppard

    I'll stick with my Galaxy Nexus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/omacranger Logan Graham

    I'm glad they kept hardware keys. The nexus had wasted space at the bottom of the phone, this keeps the screen larger and doesn't waste space.

    • Ashley B

      I love the software buttons. I don't see how it wastes space when they disappear when you don't need them. Plus running certain rooms you have the option to make that section smaller to give even more screen space. And being able to customize the look of the buttons is a definite plus for me.

  • John Jones

    Chipset confirmation?

  • Ruperto17

    I hope all these super sized screens bomb so we can go back to human-size devices.

    • Todd

      I liked your post because I agree, but I feel we are in the minority in wanting only what was large a couple of years ago, a 4.3.

    • Freak4Dell

       This...a million billion times this.

    • John

      Have you used a 4.6" screen yet? If not, I wouldn't be so quick to judge. It's freaking amazing

      • Freak4Dell

         Don't know about Ruperto, but I have, and it's terrible.

      • Braden Litke

        Rockin' a 4.65"... LOVE IT.  Why go smaller?!?

      • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

        4.65 is just amazing to read. i love. i dont think i could go back anything smaller. plus it's great to show on-the-go images from my canon 5dm3

    • Andrew

       Can't disagree with you more, I'm afraid. The size of the screen is basically the only thing I like about this. Out of curiosity, what sort of size is ideal to you? I can't deal with anything smaller than 4.3 inches these days. I genuinely have no idea why people would willingly use a smaller screen.

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      I sure hope they don't. I can't imagine going back to a smaller screen since being on my 4.53" Epic 4G Touch.

  • Caspercrash

    Might be weird but... What an ugly device, even if it will be a good one it will not look nice. Sorry, might be just my taste but yeah.

    • drvadlamudi

      I agree.  Its absolutely ugly, not what you would expect from a flagship phone.  The back of the phone looks worse than the front.  I really expected them to make a Super AMOLED Plus display rather than a pentile and the same camera?  With all the rumors of a ceramic body I was really looking forward to the anouncement but all we get is glossy plastic.  My galaxy S2 looks way better.

      • sgtguthrie

        It's not the same camera...

  • Androidify

    Motorola, Am waiting! 

    • fixxmyhead

      bahahaha u will be waiting for garbage

      • Zerounodos

        I strongly believe the next nexus phone will be motorola. IF google has succesfully taken over it by then.

        • fixxmyhead

          nope. samsung again there the best u cant beat em. theres also some rumors that they got chosen again. motorolla and unlocked bootloaders haha u must be dreaming

          • Semianonymous

            Chances are, neither of them will apprise the role. They would be accused of favoritism if either did the next nexus. I think HTC and Sony both have a damn good chance.

        • Gabba

          Moto was bought for their patents; rumor has it Google lately has been looking to sell off Moto, minus their patent portfolio

  • Victor

    One X FTW. Really samsung... PenTile?!

  • João Pedro Santos

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Marc Edwards

    most of the camera features are in the one x.

  • Jason

    Just bought my 400$ Gnex because of how underwhelming this was.  Made my decision much easier.

  • ScottColbert

    Don't like the plain jane design, and the physical buttons are simply ridiculous anymore. Disappointed. However, the SD slot and removable battery almost make up for that. Almost.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

       Some people like physical buttons that you can feel and use without having to even look at the phone.

      • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

        I love my hardware buttons on my HTC Desire but THESE buttons are stupid. Samsung should have kept the hardware buttons but made them ICS buttons like HTC did on the OneX. ICS does not need a menu button but it needs a task switcher button

      • ScottColbert

        It doesn't take a brain surgeon to know where the buttons are and still be able to use them.

  • Vanick Ng

    although people have been saying the HTC One X is to be better than this, i would take touchwiz over htc sense anyday...thats just me...

    • cryosx

      both sense and tw can be removed. what's good about the one x is that it gets good battery life (s4 version) and it has a better display. i can't really predict how the gsiii will do but we all know superamoled is terrible for whites (web browsing) and that stock gsiii will have a bunch of little add ons potentially draining battery. so if you're more a movie watcher go with amoled (true blacks) and if you're a web browser go s4 one x

  • http://twitter.com/SoWhy SoWhy

    Correct me if I'm wrong but with ICS Google required manufacturers to keep the original launcher files, didn't they? So you can just replace TW with Apex Launcher easily

  • MrG

    Wow, surprised at how ugly it is (in my opinion). For me it's really vindicated my choice to go with the One X. Just loving this phone, even more now that I have CM9 on it!

  • Spydie

    I can't believe all the bad comments here.  Did you guys read the specs in the green box above? This phone is the most awesome thing that has EVER hit apple OR android market.  So many smart features.  I don't care what they charge for it, I'm dumping my Note and getting one of these babies.  I still can't believe all the improvements in it.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I agree - it's not THE TOP SPECCED PHONE EVARRR, but it's plenty great, and I'm excited to get it. The software differentiation is pretty huge from any other OEM.

      • Aka

        Yes, the specs are great but you are missing one point! All those nice stock ROM bloatware apps cramming for your same 1gb ram.

        • Semianonymous

          Stop being dramatic. 1 gig is fine

          • ElfirBFG

            32MB was fine once too...

            I'm sure that 2GB could be implemented easily, and that it could be utilised. Full desktop OS? That could be broadcast to any smartTV?(or even HDMI out/dock setup[S-Beam receiver pad?]). I mean, it can/has be done with 1GB, but if running stock bloatware infested manufacturer/carrier phones, I don't feel that it would run well at all.

            I want to get closer and closer to just using ONE device for ALL of my basic daily computing tasks.

    • Jaymoon

      Specs only get you so far though...  I wanted bleeding-edge (or at least as much bleeding-edge as Sprint would allow for), and went with the E4GT.  No more than a few months later, Galaxy Nexus arrives, and my E4GT was sold.

      I know Samsung has to include all these little extras to compete, but the more they add on, the more I want AOSP.  I never played a whole lot of full power games, so as long as apps launched quick, and there wasn't visible lag with videos playing, the phone speed is good enough for me.

    • Gabba

      There's nothing new about this phone; it's hardware is dated, and the biggest selling point was the crappy software that could've been done with apps.

      There's no reason to upgrade; this is Samsung pulling an iphone 4S and coasting on the rep of the GS2

  • Freak4Dell

    A solid "meh" from me. Too big and not good looking enough.

    Also, I've been on Samsung's side with the whole "they're copying Apple" thing, but come on, Samsung. At least make it look like you're trying. S this, S that...what the hell? Not every feature needs to have a stupid letter in front it, and not every feature needs to be reinvented after somebody else already did it in the past.

  • Aka

    Sublime! Spectacular... oh! The glamour! 
    Now that we got the disappointment that is S3 out of our way.. let's move on to things that mater Samsung, like the ICS update for our Galaxy Note devices 

  • Sandesh_salvi2001

    distinguish betn Galxy NOte and S 3?

    • Aka

      Yeah... the Note is the good one from Samsung :))
      sorry... I am just pissed at how much I tried to stand this Apple-esque presentation of an average sPhone  ...so my view is a little blurry :))

  • wolfkabal

    Unless Sprint makes makes their own changes, and adds a keyboard, and camera button. I'm not really feeling it. I'll stick with my Epic 4G (original Galaxy S) running CM9 for a bit longer.

    That's just me though. 

  • Pawbrotm

    Hmm. You wrote "4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED HD Display". No Plus? Will it have Pentile? I think my Galaxy Nexus will stay with me longer than I expected.

  • Zerounodos

    I kind of like the desing... I didn't like the SII's desing much, but this is sort of appealing...at least for me... we still need internal hardware confirmation...plus, it has SD slot and removable battery, two things HTC got awfully wrong. AND screen size's got me drooling...

  • Parthen

    Touch Wiz is inspired by nature. Shit is nature, right?

  • ElfirBFG

    Wiki says 2GB RAM , if that were true, I'd be down.

    • Aka

      I pray to Jebus you're right! I was so pumped up about that!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Whatever wiki says that, it's wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

     personally I am disapointed by the design,I dont get why hardware button are still used in phones, get rid of them and increase the screen real-estate! Other than that....it's getting purchased!

    • Tyler Chappell

      You do realize the irony of what your saying? You want the hardware buttons gone so you can have more screen real estate, but in effect youre not really getting more since the buttons will now be taking up space on the actual screen. Derp.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

        You just made yourself sound like an idiot, you add the buttons into the software then when you are watching videos and games there is more screen real-estate because those buttons disappear.....derp.

        • Tyler Chappell

          Wow, are you butthurt much?

          • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

             na...but yours will when I kick into the ground douche

    • Jmp

      Hardware buttons have one big advantage: they tend to work even if the software gets f***d up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

         it a good point but include one on the side possibly for that eventuality.....

  • Zak Taccardi

    It is a real shame Samsung has not hopped on the ICS UI Style guidelines like HTC has. HTC managed to keep their brand style in Sense 4.0, without forsaking the Android 4.0 ICS Roboto style.

    Everything was a win for samsung here, except this glaring UI oversight which just adds to further Android fragmentation.

  • Nazir

    Shit

  • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

    Wins:
    - Up to 64GB... AND micro-SD card support
    - 50GB(!) of Dropbox space
    - Floating videos(!!!!!!!1!1!!)
    - Wireless charging dock: I'll bet that's gonna be its most popular accessory

    Fails:
    - Looks like it'll have Pentile :-(((((
    - Camera burst mode only takes up to 20 shots (vs HTC One's 99)
    - Plastic back
    - Shiny bezel... ugh, such a 2000's design
    - Lack of software buttons... but that was to be expected

    • nastybutler

      Camera burst mode "only" takes 20 shots?  How many photos do you want to scroll through?  If you need more than 20, then just record a video and find a frame from that, sheesh. 8-/

      • http://profiles.google.com/marcusleejh Marcus Lee

        Well, I'm personally not one to take so many shots, but there are probably a good number of people who do.

        To clarify: I saw that as a fail cos Sammy probably thought it was a cool feature (which is why they touted it in the unveiling), but HTC has them beat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kam.w.siu Kam Siu

        I'm with agreement with nastybutler. viewing 20 images vs 99 images is much better. only time you would probably need 99 shots are serious action shots. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mik.ernst Michael Ernst

    also rounded edges + glossy plastic??? Hell were they thinking?

  • Clint Pedersen

    Still laced with touchwiz. That UI is a complete embarrassment to Ice Cream Sandwich. So far, I'm completely happy with my decision to pull the trigger and purchase the GNex.

  • carnegie0107

    Meh. Just... meh. The specs aren't mind-blowing, but they are pretty good. However, it's so. freakn'. ugly! Though I personally prefer on-screen buttons, there's nothing wrong with hardware buttons... but that iProduct-knockoff home button is reminiscent of some unheard-of Chinese company making an iClone. The crappy plastic design and the overwhelming "nature" theme makes me feel like I'm in the 90's. Let's talk about synergy! lol.... I'll be sticking with the Galaxy Nexus.

    • carnegie0107

      Oh, and TouchWiz makes me want to punch a baby. It's so bad... they took the beauty of Android 4.0 and mutilated it with cartooney iOS-like graphics and a complete disregard for 4.0 style guides. It looks and feels like FroYo.

  • Tarout82

    I like it, if it gave more than that what do you think the price will be $$$$$$. it has to balance.

  • AdamLange

    NO FM RADIO??????

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    Man Even with a BIGGER removable battery the S3 is thinner then the one X. but since they both will have the same cpu for the US im going to go with the one X i think. sure im losing more storage space (16gb is way too small if im recording in 1080p) micro sd, and removable battery.

    but i gain a slightly faster camera, A really good looking phone with solid build, better screen, Sense 4.0 which looks better then touch wiz imo, plus not to mention the 8 months it will take Samsung to port all those apps and services to jelly bean. and i could get it this sundat instead of 2 months - 1 year lol

  • Adipekar

    I still think Galaxy Nexus has a better design

  • http://twitter.com/FunWithDrugs Eddie

    Hey everyone, stop bitching about Touch Wiz. You know that you'll be able to change it with custom ROMs, Launchers, etc. It's not like iOS where you're stuck with a UI. So stfu.

    I didn't really like the design when I first saw it, but it's sleek and the white is appealing.
    I'm impressed with most of the features, especially the 'Direct Call.' Camera looks great and the screen is beautiful. NFC, SBEAM, etc.

    I like that it charges wirelessly and that it has a big battery AND removable/expandable storage. Good job.

    I like it.

  • ga_st

    it's ugly. being a proud owner of the sgs1 i followed with vivid interest the design evolution in the sgs2 and for the sgs3 i was expecting that finally they would bring back the home button in a simple borderless style like the sgs1,and remove that freaking chrome from the device bezel,still keeping simple minimal yet classy body shape..
    things even got worse here on the sgs3. to koreans: chrome finish doesn't mean luxury or elegance,especially when the body it's made of PLASTIC.  undoubtedly impressive hw and sw features,but big step back from the sgs2 concerning the design.

  • Jayze

    Man I'm happy I got the One X.
    I use a clear case on the One X to protect it.
    This SIII looks like it will need a case to protect it too...
    From all the RIDICULE it will receive for looking UGLY!
    It reminds me of this...
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CDW8JOnkhBw/SaEVNx0nEFI/AAAAAAAAAj4/PnZRGjZ5RjU/s400/pink-white-asus-p320-pda-phone.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

    We've just been samsunged ._.

  • yarrellray

    Truthfully people may not like the hardware so fine. Specs are tops and yes software is tops in the industry when it does launch. Samsung understands software that's why the next nexus will also be made by samsung. Gs3 is kool but i need to see the next galaxy note.

  • Tabs

    I'm seeing a lot of dislike for the new phone here. While I won't be trading in my Galaxy Note for it, I quite like it. The shape is a nice change, its different. I would love to poach some of the new Touchwiz features for my Note. Not a bad little device it seems :) Kudos Samsung. (Although I may be a little biased as I just finished watching the trainwreck that was the BB10 keynote, maybe its one of those "ANYTHING IS BETTER" moments)

  • CJ

    did anyone else notice that they said "people are no longer enthused about new technology" in their presentation, clearly they didn't do any research

  • ashutosh pawar

    The Design looks sleek, and the features are good indeed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000957135541 Brent Diamond

    64gb available soon is probably not true. i never saw a 32gb Galaxy Nexus, but that was going to be available soon also. i'm happy with my One X. i happen to like IPS screens more than AMOLED. i sold my GSII and was willing to sell the 1X to buy the GSIII, but it's not worth it for me. i don't think it's ugly. it just isn't enough to switch if you already have the HTC, for me anyway.

  • T-rez-love

    galaxi s4 ya pa mieu fou