Samsung Electronics unveiled its latest hand-held weapon in its war towards Apple a smartphone dubbed Galaxy S III that is lighter and thinner than the Iphone in spite of possessing a monitor almost two times as big.
The S III, with voice command, will go on sale in Europe at the end of this thirty day period and in the United States and other international locations this summer season. The organization did not offer you pricing info or disclose which U.S. carriers would provide the cellphone, which will operate on 4G wireless networks.
Samsung is hoping the new mobile phone will assist it leapfrog Apple. Throughout the first quarter of this year, Apple accounted for 29 percent of U.S. smartphones offered, even though Samsung was near powering at 24 percent, according to figures unveiled this 7 days by NPD Team, a market place analysis firm. Some analysts think that Samsung offered much more gadgets than Apple close to the planet from January to March.
Smartphone observers have attributed Samsung's success to the increasing pay as you go-cellphone industry, in which buyers can get lower-cost handsets without a deal, having to pay for a minimal time period of provider in advance. Samsung accounted for 4 in 10 pay as you go smartphones sold in the U.S. in the course of the first quarter.
For its new mobile phone, Samsung took a page from Apple's voice-controlled telephone helper, Siri, saying the S III "has the improved intelligence to make each day lifestyle less difficult," including a entrance-facing camera that will sign the phone to preserve its display screen vibrant if it detects that the person is reading through or browsing the Net.
The "S-Voice" function, like Siri, enables consumers to dictate emails and text messages, concern voice commands to play tunes, and even inform the alarm to "snooze."
The features will be driven by a souped-up interior personal computer with 4 inner processors, called a quad main most other smartphones like the Apple iphone even now have only two cores. The cellphone will have an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-dealing with digital camera, and will run the most current version of Google's Android mobile working system, identified as Ice Cream Sandwich.
BY: DAVID SARNO