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Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S III, the Smartphone Designed for Humans and Inspired by Nature

May 3, 2012

Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, Samsung GALAXY S III reveals a new concept of smartphone

LONDON, UK, May 3, 2012 /CNW/ – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global
leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced
today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. Designed for
humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that
recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a
moment instantly and easily.

This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to
make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the
content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED
display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety
of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options
that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung
GALAXY S III is powered by Android(TM) 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with
greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed
with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely
personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.

“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by
integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said
JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at
Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively
simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and
capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one
of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences,
opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”

Introducing Natural Interaction

The GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device
and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the
GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient
and natural experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the
GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an
e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera
identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued
viewing pleasure.

The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user
interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing
information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice
presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands.
When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just
tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your
favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and
emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and
capture a photo.

In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III
understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are
messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your
phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart
alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching
any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed
statuses when picked up after being idle.

Easy and Instant Sharing

The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be
enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone
benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the
new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android(TM) Beam(TM), allowing a
1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file
within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even
without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function
also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your
friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo

With ‘AllShare Cast’, users can wirelessly connect their GALAXY S III to
their television to immediately transfer smartphone content onto a
larger display. ‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to instantly share any
forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and
televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under
AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share
your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can
make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers,
witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device.

Human-centric Design with Uncompromised Performance

The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but
also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its
human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic
form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature,
its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of
wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the
GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is
reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available
in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a
variety of additional color options.

With a 4.8″ HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and
vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED
display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure
faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi
Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.

The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost
performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It
introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video
anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks,
eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new
emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter
speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay – the
image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function
that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’
feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY
S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD
video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which
you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside
illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from
shaking, even under low lights.

Mobile payment is also accessible with the device through advanced Near
Field Communication (NFC) technology. The gaming experience is enhanced
through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games, while
Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies. Furthermore, Samsung
Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service. Game Hub,
Video Hub and Music Hub will be introduced in select countries
initially and soon rolled out to global markets.

The Samsung GALAXY S III will be available from the end of May in Europe
before rolling out to other markets globally.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com.

Note to Editors:

Samsung GALAXY S III Product Specifications

    |                            |2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800|
    |                            |/ 1900 MHz                              |
    |               Network      |3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps): 850 / 900 / 1900 /   |
    |                            |2100 MHz                                |
    |                            |4G (Dependent on market)                |
    |               Display      |4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720)     |
    |                            |display                                 |
    |                   OS       |Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)        |
    |                            |Main(Rear): 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus     |
    |                            |camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag,   |
    |                Camera      |BIS                                     |
    |                            |Sub (Front): 1.9 Mega pixel camera, HD  |
    |                            |recording @30fps with Zero Shutter Lag, |
    |                            |BIS                                     |
    |                            |Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX,       |
    |                 Video      |DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson   |
    |                            |Spark                                   |
    |                            |Recording & Playback: Full HD (1080p)   |
    |                 Audio      |Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+,  |
    |                            |WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC-3, apt-X             |
    |                            |S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot   |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |                            |AllShare Play, AllShare Cast            |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |                            |Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face |
    |                            |zoom, Face slide show                   |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |             Additional     |Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top,   |
    |              Features      |Camera quick access                     |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |                            |Pop up play                             |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |                            |S Voice                                 |
    |                            |________________________________________|
    |                            |Burst shot & Best photo, Recording      |
    |                            |snapshot, HDR                           |
    |                            |Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail,      |
    |                            |Google Latitude                         |
    |                            |Google Play Store, Google Play Books,   |
    |Google(TM)Mobile Services|Google Play Movies                      |
    |                            |Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk,      |
    |                            |Google Places, Google Navigation, Google|
    |                            |Downloads                               |
    |                            |WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi HT40                 |
    |            Connectivity    |GPS/GLONASS                             |
    |                            |NFC                                     |
    |                            |Bluetooth® 4.0(LE)                      |
    |                Sensor      |Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital       |
    |                            |compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer     |
    |                Memory      |16/ 32GB User memory (64GB available    |
    |                            |soon) + microSD slot (up to 64GB)       |
    |              Dimension     |136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g             |
    |               Battery      |2,100 mAh                               |

* Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product
information provided in this document including, but not limited to,
the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability,
and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or

* Android, Google, Android Beam, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail,
Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play
Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google
Navigation, Google Downloads are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing
approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the
company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine
independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising
Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems,
Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device
Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its
industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental
and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most
sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability
Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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