Samsung Galaxy S3 Officially Launched

Watch our comprehensive video hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S3.

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S3, its flagship Android phone for 2012. It has the specs to compete with the very best smartphones out there, but is it enough to topple the iPhone 5?

The Samsung Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in Super AMOLED screen, quad-core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4GHz. Ticking off a bunch of long-rumoured specs, it has an 8-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel user-facing sensor, and is capable of capturing 1080p video.

It’s 8.6mm thick and lightweight at 133g thanks to its plastic-based body. Naturally, the giant screen is topped with toughened glass, though.
Samsung Galaxy S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes with 16GB of internal memory, with 32GB and 64GB editions also planned.

And – yes – it has a microSD slot. A slighty change of direction for Samsung, its body has a curvy back, inspired by “pebbles” according to Samsung.

There are a few neat software tweaks built-in too. For one, it tracks your eyes when in use (using the front camera) stopping the backlight from dropping off while you’re reading. Neat, eh?

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