Samsung Galaxy S III Available June 20th

May 30, 2012 by
Samsung Canada has just officially announced that the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in Canada on June 20th. They have also released the official specs - the North American version will only have a dual-core processor, not the expected quad-core processor (which will only be available on the international version), and there is no word on a 64GB version being available, but everything else we originally reported seems to be accurate. There will be two models available, the SGH-i747 (Bell, Virgin, SaskTel, TELUS & Rogers) and the SGH-iT999 (Videotron, Wind & Mobilicity). Pricing will vary and has not been officially announced, but rumours have 3-year term pricing ranging from $149.99 to $169.99.

The Galaxy S III will be capable of detecting face, voice and motions with the following features:
  • Smart say - lets the phone recognize how the user is using their device such as, reading an e-book or browsing the web. By having the front camera identify eye motion the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
  • S Voice - an advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to user commands (play a song, adjust the volume, send messages, organize schedules, and more).
  • Smart alert - alerts the user by catching any missed messages or calls with a vibration to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.

The S III will also features easy and instant sharing with:

  • S Beam - a 1GB movie file can be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone.
  • Buddy photo share - allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all friends pictured in an image.
  • AllShare Play - instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and tablet, PC, and televisions that are DLNA enabled
  • Group Cast - allows users to share their screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Dropbox - the preloaded application supplies 50GB of free storage for two years.

Samsung Galaxy S III Specifications:

  • Android 4.0.4 ICS OS with TouchWiz with Motion UX
  • Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz processor with Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset 
  • Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM; 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory (SGH-iT999) 
  • Expandable microSD up to 32GB 
  • Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280x720 (306ppi)
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video Out
  • Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
  • MP3/ACC+/WAV audio player
  • DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.263/ H.264 Video Player
  • Battery: 2100 mAh

For full Samsung Galaxy S III features, specifications, downloads and reviews, please click here.

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