|May 3, 2012, 03:12 PM||#1|
Samsung's New Galaxy S III Phone Offers 4.8-Inch Screen, Siri-Like 'S Voice' Feature
Samsung has certainly become Apple's primary competition in the smartphone race, with the two companies currently taking nearly all of the profits in the mobile phone industry. Consequently, it pays for Apple and its fans to take note of Samsung's advances with its own hardware, and today's launch of the new flagship Galaxy S III smartphone is no exception.
The Android-based Samsung Galaxy S III offers a large 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720. The large screen means that Galaxy S III measures nearly 20% taller and wider than the iPhone 4S, but is slightly thinner and actually lighter. The device also includes an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera that can be used for face recognition and tracking features.
Samsung is placing a distinct emphasis on "natural interaction" for the Galaxy S III, touting its facial, voice, and motion recognition capabilities, including a Siri-like "S Voice" feature.
Samsung Galaxy S III side-by-side with iPhone 4S (Source: Android Central)
In another bid to take on Apple, Samsung is also rolling out a new Music Hub service that integrates both a streaming service and an iTunes Match-like scan-and-match service to provide users with access to their own music from anywhere. As noted by The Verge, Music Hub will cost $9.99 per month for one device or $12.99 per month for up to four devices plus web access.
The Samsung Galaxy S III will launch in Europe on May 29 before extending to the United States in June and other markets around the world going forward.
Article Link: Samsung's New Galaxy S III Phone Offers 4.8-Inch Screen, Siri-Like 'S Voice' Feature
|May 3, 2012, 03:15 PM||#6|
I hope if Apple does increase the iPhone screen size it is taller (like the previous mockup seen today). All of the larger LCD phones I've handed feel too large to me, but that's just my personal feelings. To each their own! Either way this gives Apple something healthy to compete against.
|May 3, 2012, 03:15 PM||#7|
some neat features, but I have to think that someone at Apple snapped when they saw the "S voice" (in lieu of the ongoing lawsuits for Samsung copying the iPad etc..).
I'm not saying that Samsung copied that feature, but it sure seems like a shot across Apple's bow lol
|May 3, 2012, 03:16 PM||#8|
I wonder how well the device control/commands works. I am hoping iOS 6 (or Siri 2.0) come with the ability to do more things via voice. It would also be nice to have a local cache of common commands so an internet connection isn't required.
|May 3, 2012, 03:17 PM||#9|
Some of the things Samsung launched today:
In other news, Apple has had these for awhile:
|May 3, 2012, 03:17 PM||#10|
Well, competition never hurts. I would like to see facial recognition on the iphone as an option to replace the passcode lock, but I feel like having the front camera sensing your eyes like on this phone would use up a lot of battery since it would have to take a picture/video at least every few seconds.
Last edited by Kyllle; May 3, 2012 at 03:28 PM.
|May 3, 2012, 03:18 PM||#13|
|May 3, 2012, 03:18 PM||#14|
OMG, it's ****** huge!!!
On a similar note, stock prices for makers of "man purses" skyrocketed today; as sales are expected to get a jump from people looking for ways to carry this beast around.
|May 3, 2012, 03:18 PM||#17|
Even larger screen, to the point of being uncomfortable. And ripping off Siri.
This is coincidentally also what you'd get if you made a Samsung phone parody in advance of the announcement...
iPhone 5 • rMBP 15" (2012)
|May 3, 2012, 03:19 PM||#18|
The Samsung Galaxy S III: now with integrated shoulder straps!
And did AndroidCentral intentionally turn down the brightness on the iPhone? Mine certainly doesn't look that dim/washed out.
Last edited by LagunaSol; May 3, 2012 at 04:01 PM. Reason: Typo: AndroidCentral
|May 3, 2012, 03:19 PM||#19|
Looks a bit cheap and nasty
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|May 3, 2012, 03:20 PM||#24|
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