Samsung Galaxy S3 launched in India today for Rs 43,200
Samsung has finally brought its flagship Android handset, the Galaxy S III to India. Despite Bharat Bandh, Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri along with Samsung executives launched the phone today. The device’s MRP is Rs 43,200, but the actual selling price will be slightly lesser.
Lets take a quick look at the specifications:
A quad-core 1.4 GHz Exynos 4212 chipset.
Mali 400MP GPU.
4.8″ Super AMOLED screen with pixel dimensions of 1280×720.
8 MP main and a front 1.9 MP camera
1 of GB RAM, 16 \ 32 \ 64 GB internal storage, microSD card slot
Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, micro-USB port with MHL and USB-OTG (On the Go) 3.5 mm jack
2100 mAh battery, and a standard set of sensors. The device measures 5.4″ (l) x 2.8″ (w) x 0.3″ (9 mm) (d) mm, and tips the scales at 133g.
The GALAXY SIII runs on Ice Cream Sandwich with a TouchWiz 4.0 UI flavour. The gadget offers S Voice feature that will probably take on Apple’s Siri.
Reportedly, it predecessor Samsung Galaxy S2 has sold more than 20 million devices worldwide, so expect this handset to be a bigger hit among the Android fans. Already even before launching in many countries, there has been 9 million pre-orders.
Main disadvantages of the phone are :
- All-plastic body of dubious aesthetics
- No dedicated camera key
- microSIM slot
- S Voice is hardly as functional as ads might make you believe
- Too costly for the Indian market