HIGH-TECH – The latest addition to Samsung will begin shipping on May 29 and will offer a 4.8-inch widescreen …
From our special correspondent in London
Considered since its launch in June 2010 as THE rival Apple’s iPhone, the Samsung S3 Galaxy is preparing its 2012 vintage with the launch, May 29, a third iteration, Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The S III, presented Thursday night in London , seems definitely want to set the bar high in terms of functionality, but also ease of use. We could try it.
The look: A fluid design and curves that have been refined: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm 133 g (or 1 cm above and 0.5 cm wider than the S II). The Galaxy S III will be offered in white or blue.
The technique: The smartphone is HSPA + 21 (LTE) has a Super AMOLED screen of 4.8 inches (720 x 1280 pixels), an 8 megapixel sensor and a second (front) of 1.9 megapixels. According to the sensor, it turns videos in 1080p or 720p.
The main innovations:
- Speech recognition: as with Siri on the iPhone 4S. In addition, you can give orders to S III: “Take a picture,” for example, and the unit is running.
- Face recognition: the Galaxy S III recognizes the user which allows the smartphone to optimize the brightness of the screen when used. The unit also recognizes that people are taken in photo (if an image of the persons concerned is present in the “Contacts” smartphone). People are automatically tagged.
- Direct Call: with this feature, simply place the handset to your ear to call back a caller whose just received an SMS. No need to press on their telephone number.
- Smart Alert: if you left the handset to stand for some time, it automatically displays the latest alerts when the resumes in hand.
- Easy Sharing: This feature allows you to share data between two Galaxy S III devices by placing one against the other. The NFC and Wi-Fi Direct will do the rest. Note that this feature had already been implemented in Rim with his Blackberry.
- AllShare Play: through dlna, no need cable to view the multimedia content of S III on a TV or monitor. Another feature called AllShare Cast turns on his side in the mobile joystick.
- New photo: the Galaxy S III is capable of 20 frame burst and then recommend the best to keep on a series of eight. Other pictures will then be automatically deleted. According to Samsung, there is no lag time between when you press the shutter button and shooting. Fun, the camera can distinguish the faces of a group photo and propose to extract all the crop a portrait gallery. This feature allows you to organize such contacts, or to extract a character in a group photo.
Price: € 649 off packs operators (16 GB).