Samsung Galaxy S3 official specs revealed

Becca Caddy Phones, Samsung, Top Stories 23 Comments

samsung-galaxy-s3.jpgToday Shiny Shiny and Tech Digest went along to Earl’s Court in London for the highly anticipated launch of Samsung’s new handset, the Galaxy S3. After a few loud and dramatic videos and a real life orchestra (fancy, huh?) the Samsung team took to the stage to introduce us to the slick new handset.

Throughout the launch Samsung was really keen to play up just how much the Galaxy S3 is based on nature (JK Shin even went as far as to say it’s “inspired by water, wind, leaves and pebbles”) and designed to work “seamlessly” with our day to day lives and from what we’ve seen so far these aren’t just fluffy buzzwords…

Let’s start by talking about the handset’s impressive screen, the Samsung Galaxy S3 boasts a 4.8″ HD super AMOLED 1280×720 display with a super slim bezel, which means the unit itself isn’t much bigger than its predecessor, despite the huge screen. It has 8.6 mm thickness and weighs only 133g with a smooth, sleek shape, which the team were keen to stress is based on “a minimal, organic design.”

The handset boasts a 8 Megapixel Auto Focus Camera with a range of in-built features like burst shot, buddy photo share and best photo, which is our favourite, as it automatically selects the best photo out of a series of eight. The camera itself has zero shutter lag, which means it takes the photo as soon as you press the button and then spends less than one second getting you back into camera mode. The rear facing camera can also capture full HD 1080 videos and there’s a front facing 1.9 Megapixel camera too.

Samsung has packed a whole load of cool new features into its new handset, including a Siri-like S Voice recognition feature, which understands eight different languages and can search for information, show you the weather forecast, organise your schedules and much more. There’s also Social Tag, which keeps track of the people close to you and recognises the faces of your friends in your photos, this means when you take a photo it’ll recognise who it is, so you can hit a Facebook button and it’ll take you straight to their wall to upload. Voila!

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is running on Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 with a powerful 1.4GHz quad-core processor backed up by 1GB RAM. There’s a 16 or 32GB of memory, with a 64GB option available soon, as well as expandable memory, which sets it apart from the iPhone. The handset also boasts a 2,100 mAh battery, which is pretty impressive too.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will be launching in 145 countries with 296 mobile operators and the 3G handset will be launched on the 29th of May in Europe, the 30th of May in the UK, and the 4G will hit North America, Japan and Korea in June.

You can get the handset in a choice of two colours, blue and white.

Here’s our hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S3 from later in the night…

By Becca Caddy | May 3rd, 2012

  • Bongobrian

    Is the battery replaceable?

    • Aitch


  • Asidhowz


    • Nishant_95

       1.4GHz quad-core process

  • Hiten


  • Me

    you make an “official specs” page without a word on the processor or ram? your website sucks

    • meHater

      It clearly states quad-core 1.4ghz cpu and 1gb RAM.  Thats more than a word, thats 6 words, kinda.

    • Troll_84

      lol what a moron, learn to read mofo

    • Garrylaing


  • Johneric

    as long as it can be rooted and run custom roms i are happy

  • Csnetsurfer

    Why do we have to wait until June for 4G to come out to the US market?  It seems like they want to save the best for last to come out?  

  • Kita June

    Did some one notice that the S3 packs less pixels than the Note? Note has 1280 x 800 while S3 has 1280 x 720. 

    Source –…

    • Nameless

      Bigger screen = more pixels…….Why? Because its a bigger screen…….

  • Software Development Company

    The specs seem good but the design is just OK. Also the body is made of plastic which I hope Samsung would have changed that and 4.8″ is a little bit too big to operate with one hand. The 2100mAh battery is also making it great.

  • Dvdprth

    hi galaxy haha you mongo

  • Mircea Kitsune

    I am disappointed. Not only the design is horrible (round and looks like scraped metal), but they put 1GB of RAM in it instead of 2GB like everyone said it would have. This is very disappointing… I was planning to upgrade to this mobile but I doubt I will any more. Shame on Samsung for those mistakes.

  • yololo

    Do you think S3 better or HTC ONE X??

  • Vermsy

    Do you think it is not pixelated? ..Samsung has a horrible issue with pixels..

  • LG 4XHD!


  • Priyank Pandey

    Amazing phone….Waiting for this from a long time…..Thanks to you and samsung….

  • Makayla Baur

    It has 8.6 mm thickness and weighs only 133g with a smooth, sleek shape, which the team were keen to stress is based on “a minimal, organic design.”

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  • ResultsDunia

    I'm not confirm but i just heard that s3 will getting update with next version of Android, is that true?