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Samsung Galaxy S3 becomes official!




Samsung has finally revealed its new smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy S3. The official unveiling was done here at Earl’s Court in London.

The handset not only packs a better hardware than the Galaxy S2 but it also comes with a lot of software features in it — including face and voice recognition, eye-tracking, behavior-tracking and a lot more.

Samsung Galaxy S3 i9300 specs:
4.8-inch Super HD AMOLED screen @ 1280×720 pixels (306ppi)
1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad processor
1GB RAM
16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage
HSPA+ up to 21Mbps
LTE
8MP rear camera with LED flash
1080p @ 30fps video recording
1.9MP front-facing camera with HD video recording
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi Bonding
2,100mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz


There’s an option for a wireless charging dock which is really cool.

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S3 in Europe on May 29, 2012 long with several other countries in South East Asia. The handset will be available in blue and white colors.

Check out our first impression review here.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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68 Responses

  1. domdom amarado says:

    go hide you haters haha what plastic are you talking about!

  2. s3lover says:

    I love samsung/android. I think the point is, it took 2 generations before the plastic was ditched. Peace! :)

  3. s3lover says:

    plastic pa rin daw. brushed nga lang. wannabe? Peace!

  4. Andr0idh3Ad says:

    http://youtu.be/Ayv698NQDEg OMG!!!. been waiting for this for so long. talaga….. not sure if it loks better than gs2 tho!. what u think?

  5. Jhay Gamba says:

    It’s not always the looks.. but the performance! :D

  6. crave says:

    magkano kaya?

  7. John G says:

    Not excited by the design and material used. SGS2 looks better! Lalo na yung One X and One S.

  8. bon says:

    can anyone verify if the battery is removable/replaceable?

  9. Paul says:

    Yup the battery is replaceable and it has microSD expansion.

    My SII can accomodate up to 64gb micro SD (sandisk hd one) so this can too. Its a beast.

    You cant judge it by photos, you gotta get to feel it before you judge its plastic. That is what they said with the SII but still a lot bought it lol

  10. charli3 says:

    so which is better? this or HTC One X?

  11. steelicon says:

    Don’t worry boys! We still have the SAM GT-I9800 coming real soon in fewer months than you expect! Just in time to rain down on October. Cheer up! SAM GT-I9300 is a decent phone.

  12. Jojo says:

    Samsung is a good handset maker. Even overtook nokia in sales. But its achiles heel will always be it’s mobile os. Samsung should start thinking about its dependency with android and look into either bada becoming ar par with ios or acquiring that beautiful but neglected os from hp.hell even go crazy and look at blackberry for this.

    • kamote says:

      wow, i cant believe there are still incredibly retarded people using the internet. what are you talking about? bada os and web os better than android? dumbass

  13. sbap says:

    Nakita niyo ba ung AI-voice dictation niyan? ung interface palang halatang galing sa Siri eh. Ung microphone icon na umiilaw habang nagsasalita ka. Samsung Galaxy 4S ba? :)

  14. Aaron says:

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus is that you with a physical button in the middle bottom. hah joke. but if you can compare them in the front part you will see some similarity.

  15. aze says:

    looks = htc one X (battery and no micro sd are totally turn off’s)
    power = sgs3 (i dont like both colors and the looks)

    hayst, if only one x has a micro sd expansion slot, sgs3 will be kicked in the ass.

  16. anavrin says:

    check the samsung s3 review by gsmarena. mukhang mas ok to kesa sa htc one x? http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_unpacked_2012-review-756.php

  17. EJ Osorio says:

    The Galaxy S3 is the best smartphone so far. Its design is not as great as the S2 but its specs and cool features are superb. Even though its processor is a bit slower than the HTC One X (1.4 GHz Quad Core vs. 1.5GHz Quad Core)on paper, it still managed to beat the One X in benchmarks (see http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s_iii_flexes_muscles_on_benchmarks-news-4201.php).

  18. dTech says:

    Wait until iPhone 5 comes out! Surely it will leave those 4core units behind! But I like this S III. Had seen the benchmark test and it’s really impressive! Good job Sammy!

  19. Apol says:

    LAGS,FREEZES,AUTOMATIC REBOOTS,OVERHEATING,SLOW CHARGING,FAST DRAINING & what have you!

    • Note says:

      FAST DRAINING, LIMITED MULTI-TASKING, MICROSCOPIC SCREEN, NO FLASH, UNDERPOWERED, BANAL & UNCUSTOMIZABLE USER INTERFACE, & what have you!

      yan ang iPhone ng mga iSheep.

  20. E says:

    i love the pop up play, 20x burst capture of the camera, and the direct call feature by samsung galaxy s3. very nice…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=555s1DbicfY

  21. boifanaapl says:

    same old generic android os = cherry mobile in glam

  22. lexty says:

    not quite impressed. feature wise: Superb. pero design wise: not good. the UI, new method of coating the plastic to change the looks pero plastic pa rin. hehe. the 720p screen with less pixel density.

    @Jhay Gamba
    It’s not just about the performance. It’s about overall quality/performance. the “Total Package”

    • Jam says:

      Definitely. Masyado nilang inisip yung convenience. They want the users to feel the light weight pero it never gave the design its heyday. If ako tatanungin I’d prefer the aluminum kahit andun yung weight. Nangunguna na ang samsung they should improve it. Wala naman na sigurong problema sa design actually dahil yung performance it will, no doubt crush all the other smartphones out there with the quad core processor.

  23. Jam says:

    Ok so seriously I wanna thank the whole Samsung company for not putting the whole label Megapixel capacity thing with the camera. The way it was there with the SII is so practical for a phone who brags it all when it has nothing to brag on.

  24. lexty says:

    the special coating of the plastic used in Galaxy SIII “It’s made of glossy plastic created using a brand new manufacturing process that Samsung calls Hyperglaze.”

  25. cocoy says:

    Boy it’s ugly as hell! and the display is even pentile!? I’m not sure if it’s worth the expensive buy. Go buy yourselves an HTC One X instead!

  26. girlaloo says:

    OMG, I’ll be paying Php 20++ para sa mukhang China Phone?!

  27. chris says:

    I’m greatly disappointed with the design and the screen technology.

  28. TechnoPuppy says:

    Yuck! super amoled nga, pentile naman. at hindi ceramic, talagang pure plastic lang. ang pangit pa ng home button.

    • vinvin says:

      You will not see the difference between pentile and RGB unless you have a microscopic eye. It’s not plastic, it is polycarbonate plastic. Stop boasting around without knowing some facts.

    • dTech says:

      Panget talga pag min lang ang brightness, greenish ang screen, like yung motorola Droid Rzr. Kailangan imaximize ang brightness.

  29. John says:

    U G L Y .

  30. kraft says:

    Ugly design. Mediocre camera. Pentile screen. Quad core nga pero for sure laggy pa rin. Hindi kagaya ng ibang OS na buttery smooth sa single core.

    • mx says:

      agree, i was waiting para sa phone na to pamalit nang lumang phone ko, pero the 8mp camera, and pentile screen na kita daw ang pixels sa malapitan as per other websites. for me ayun pa naman ang talagang tinitignan ko sa phone. this turned me off, guess i need to see it personally na lang to appreciate.. kainis sana ginawang 12mp yung camera at ginandahan yung screen. pero kung ka price siguro to nang xperia s or mas mura pa. then i have to reconsider..

    • vinvin says:

      another brainless man who doesn’t know anything about screens, cameras and processors.

    • mx says:

      whats wrong of wanting to have the best possible tech out there? ndi naman ito barya barya lang eh, kung magbabayad ka at bibili nang phone, why not go for the best possible tech, yung bang for the buck? you want the best for your hard earned cash right?? now tell me it didn’t make sense?

  31. tawa says:

    nakakatawa naman mga comment dito! kng makapagsalita parang alam ang sinasabi! sabihin nyo, wala kayong pera! o ayaw nyo lang maapawan unit nyo! magpakakatoo kayo hoy!

    • Rodj says:

      hahaha! agree!! tama ka dyan. yung iba naman hindi pa nga nahawakan yung phone, kung mkpag comment..wagas! hehe

  32. donskie says:

    Yes its true… S3 is quite a disappointment, since ang S2 is a very good phone I am thinking that they would bring it a notch higher. I think they made this design to get rid sa patent law suit ng apple, kasi sabi ng apple ginagaya ng samsung ang kanilang design.. pati na ang home button so maybe this is their way of evading the patent lawsuit but they did not make a good job… and right on dapat sa mga designer ng samsung mag aral muna ng mga bagong design… this will not be a flop production as what others are predicting but i think it will not be as well received as s2… what do you think?

    • donskie donkey says:

      Ayun oh! Kung makapagcomment akala mo kung sinong napakagaling sa design ng cellphone. Why not make your own design and propose it to samsung. Magaling ka eh.

  33. Janice says:

    Super excited ako sa paglabas nitong phone na to. one thing thats really good about having a “plastic” phone that others don’t realize is that kahit plan bases mo mabagsak to di nasisira. touch ko may case na nabagsak lang isang bases wasak buong screen. sg2 ko walang case plan bases na nahagis ng baby ko walang scratch pa din. oo plastic but durable.

  34. son says:

    In overall specifications. I would say SONY XPERIA S pa rin ,kasi i had saw many videos na talo nya ang HTC one X sa browser speed renedering, I dont know why,because one x is quad then the XS is dual core. Tingnan ninyo sa youtube HTC one X vs Xperia s.

    • efsfasf says:

      lol, outdated na yan, tapos gingerbread parrin, how pathetic,…

    • devilmark says:

      yan ang pangit sa android e.. pag may new mobile unit na-oout dated ung old unit mo.. need mo bumili ng bago if gus2 mo mkuha new features nung Android OS.. unlike sa iOS kht 3Gs lng gmit mo up-to-date ang Phone mo.. hahah.. u can play all the games u want kht mga new games n pang vr.5.0 gmagana pa sa 3GS.. i got S2 b4. ung ibang games laggy masyado. and hnd compatible sa ibang android phones. kht same vr ng OS.. yup durable ang samsung kc plastic.. hahaha.. un lng advantage nya pra s akin.. now im satisfy for my 4s(jailbreak) many apps many games.. themes.. and madali itago sa bulsa… hahah.

  35. asdlfklfj says:

    maganda nga ang plastic casing e..para pag nahulog, soft ang impact.. and ang polycarbonate(kung saan gawa ‘tong s3), nagagasgasan, PERO hnd nababasag..

  36. asdlfklfd says:

    tsaka bakit kelangan mo pa ng higher megapixel?..research mo nga pls ung megapixel myth, para maliwanagan ka.. bobo ka e!!

  37. asdlfklfd says:

    tsaka bakit kelangan mo pa ng higher megapixel?..research mo nga pls ung megapixel myth, para maliwanagan ka..

  38. asdlfklfd says:

    kahit janitor lang ako, bibili pa rin ako nito…

  39. asdlfklfd says:

    at ibibili ko pa ung kapitbahay ko…

  40. finally launched… hope soon ‘ll come in Pakistan

  41. Anonymous says:

    what is the estimated price range of this phone?
    and dun sa last picture iz that screen see thru?
    oh and hindi naman sya mukang china phone ah …
    galing niyo naman makapag sabi ng mukang china phone,halatang halatang gumagamit kayo ng china phone eh :)

  42. 2p3r says:

    still love my s2… (wala na kasi pambili ng s3.. hahaha)

  43. xaeron says:

    still the best phone in the market… i but to set of unit one for me and my baby XD… i am excited for the release of this android phone on may 29!

  44. luvmytoys says:

    Migrating to a smart phone (finally) and was waiting with the idea of getting the S3, but I finally settled with my 1st love, SGN :) It may be a bit bulkier (hands-free needed) but the screen and the speed is not bad.

    Correction the S3 works on ICS not GB. The older models can be upgraded to ICS but there’s a technique to back up apps first before reboot.

    I think the S3 price is not as high as when SGN was launched. S3 is already out in Manila, isn’t it?

  45. Fazi Khan says:

    ’m greatly disappointed with the design and the screen technology….Mobile Price in pakistan

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