Samsung Galaxy S3 - Hands-On Pictures

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy S III mobile phone at an event in London, where ITProPortal was in attendance - live blogging all the happenings of the launch, of the company's next flagship handset.

Below are hands on photos of the phone, which will arrive on the 29th of May and as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S II. This device, was launched at Mobile World Congress 2011 and went on to become a best-seller for the South Korean outfit.

Samsung's Galaxy S III will arrive with a 4.8in Super AMOLED display, capable of a HD 1,280 x 720 resolution. It is powered by their own quad-core Exynos 1.4GHz processor, supported by 1GB of RAM and with various storage capacities: 16, 32 and 64GB, with a microSD card slot, for further expansion, up to a 64GB card.

The phone also contains an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera, which is backed up with a 1.9MP front-facing variant - capable of HD video recording, just as the mobile's main camera is, too.

Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich' 4.0 will be running the Galaxy S III, straight from the box with a range of new software features, such as S Beam, S Voice, direct call, AllShare Play and AllShare Cast.

There's support for Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps, with a 4G version of the device being offered to certain markets during the Summer time.

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The images below highlight the dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy S III; with a series of the default home screens and what they contain; all of the preinstalled applications; the phone's settings menu; new apps to the mobile, such as AllShare Play, Flipboard and S Voice.

This is along with the eight-megapixel rear and 1.9MP front cameras' abilities, such as capturing a still image, while recording a video at the same time; HD video recording, from the front camera and all the various camera settings.

While the pictures also show the wireless features, such as NFC, Android Beam and S Beam; the S Beam menu option and the beaming of an image, when the handset is touched against another S III.

And wrapping up with the ability to run a moveable video in the device's background; the auto tagging of people in pictures; AllShare Cast; the Burst shot mode and best shot auto-selection, with S Voice in action.

ITProPortal has also published an eight minute hands on video walkthrough of the Samsung Galaxy S III, along with a Galaxy S II Vs. The Galaxy S III comparison.

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.