AUSTRALIA, Sydney – 31 May 2011 — Samsung Electronics Australia, has announced the local availability of the flagship GALAXY S III smartphone which goes on sale today from 10.30am*. Smart and intuitive, the sleekly designed GALAXY S III can recognise your voice, detect when you want to make a call and lets you share a moment quickly and effortlessly - never before has a Samsung device been so easy and simple to use. The arrival of the GALAXY S III in Australia marks the next generation of Samsung smartphone which aims to lead the charge in the growing smartphone market.
The GALAXY S III is sleek and innovative featuring enhanced intelligence to help make everyday life easy. Powered by Android™2 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung GALAXY S III includes a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display, creating a vivid viewing experience. Equipped with an 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front facing camera, the device offers a variety of intuitive camera features, including natural interaction options designed to detect your face, voice1 and motions for an exceptional user experience.
“The Samsung GALAXY S III aims to change the game in the Telecommunications market,” said Tyler McGee, Vice President of Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The GALAXY range has grown beyond our expectations in the smartphone market and impressive new features are a testament to our commitment to delivering first class new technology to the Australian market.”
Introducing Natural Interaction
The GALAXY S III helps enhance the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice1 and motions – the GALAXY S III can respond to the individual user to provide a convenient user experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognises when you are looking directly at the screen, reading an e-book or browsing the web3 by having the front camera identify your eyes - the phone will maintain a bright display for continued viewing pleasure and convenience.
The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’1 the advanced language user interface, designed to listen and respond to your words. 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 favourite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organise your schedule, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to being able to recognise your face and voice, the GALAXY S III can understand your motions to offer maximised 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.
Easy and Fast Sharing
With the ‘S Beam' feature new to the GALAXY range, the GALAXY S III combines NFC functionality with Wi-Fi Direct allowing a 1GB movie file or a 10MB music file to be shared easily by simply placing two GALAXY S III devices back to back and clicking a button. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily shared with all your friends tagged in an image. AllShare Play’4 can also be used to share media files between your GALAXY S III and compatible tablets, PCs and televisions.
The GALAXY S III not only presents features with outstanding usability, but also provides a comfortable user experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip and organic form deliver a comfortable and sleek feel and design.
Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure fast content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which is great for fast file sharing.
The gaming experience is also enhanced through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games, while Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies3.
Exciting Australian Content
The GALAXY S III is an outstanding device to experience the diverse range of offerings within Samsung Apps5. Top Apps for Australian consumers include Angry Birds, Fango, Channel TEN, Fruit Ninja, The Age/SMH Good Food Guide as well as fantastic navigation and movie apps.
Users can also transform their GALAXY S III into a GPS device with the included NAVIGON app6, which provides turn-by-turn voice-guided navigation on the large 4.8” screen. Using preloaded AU and NZ maps, no data charges apply for using navigation, and FREE6 map updates every 3 months for two years are included.
New to Samsung mobile devices, Quickflix™7 can give GALAXY S III owners on-demand access to a constantly changing and expanding range of great movies from major Hollywood studios as well as the best in television from HBO (The Sopranos, Entourage and True Blood) and the BBC. Useable on up to five compatible devices including Samsung GALAXY Smartphones & Tablets, Samsung Smart TV/Blu-ray players and on your PC via the web for a low monthly subscription3.
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung GALAXY S III is available now for $899 RRP outright from all operators and is also available on a variety of plans from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (UMTS): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
3G HSDPA 21Mbps Downlink / HSUPA 5.76Mbps Uplink
|Display||4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display|
|OS||Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
Main (Rear) Camera: 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag
Front Camera: 1.9 Mega pixel camera
Full HD (1080p) Recording
|Video||Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark|
|Audio||Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC3, apt-X|
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
802.11 a/b/g/n + WiFi Channel Bonding
NFC and S Beam
USB 2.0 Highspeed
Samsung Kies and Samsung Kies via WiFi
|Sensor||Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer|
|Memory||16/ 32GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)|
|Dimension||136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g|
* 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 obligation.
1 Performance of S Voice function may vary depending on the language spoken and the surrounding environment including ambient noise.
2 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 are trademarks of Google Inc.
3 Internet connection required. Data download, usage and subscription charges may apply
4 To use AllShare Play cloud storage requires separate registration with a third-party storage provider. Usage is subject to service provider agreements. AllShare Play cloud storage is accessible via compatible Windows based PC’s and Samsung mobile android devices. Internet connection required. Data download and subscription charges may apply. AllShare Play is compatible across DLNA products. Some devices may require DLNA software to be installed. Samsung takes copyright seriously. Samsung's AllShare Play application is intended solely for private and domestic use. Any other use may be contrary to the law, including copyright law. It is a breach of copyright to record any broadcast other than solely for private and domestic use by watching or listening to the material broadcast at a more convenient time. Samsung does not authorise, sanction, approve or countenance any use of its AllShare Play application that infringe copyright or is otherwise contrary to law.
5 Some Samsung Apps features may require additional peripheral devices which are sold separately. Certain advertised features, applications and services may not be available in all regions and are subject to change without notice. Internet connection required. Data download and subscription charges may apply.
6 Map updates are offered free of charge upon activation of the Navigon FreshMaps package and guaranteed for a 2 year period; after this time a fee may apply for further map updates. Internet connection required. Data charges may apply for further map updates. Service availability and operation may depend on GPS satellite coverage and may also vary by geographical region.
7 Internet connection required. Data charges may apply. Subscription charge after your free trial ends is $14.99/month. Check quickflix.com.au/samsung for supported devices.
8 Samsung Music HubTM is a subscription based music service. The application must be downloaded and activated from Samsung Apps. See samsungmusichub.com.au for subscription prices and device details. Internet access is needed to access Samsung Music HubTM. Data charges from your mobile or broadband provider may apply.
9 Samsung's applications and features are intended solely for private and domestic use. Any other use may be contrary to the law, including copyright law. It is a breach of copyright to record any broadcast other than solely for private and domestic use by watching or listening to the material broadcast at a more convenient time. Samsung does not authorise, sanction, approve or countenance any use of its features or applications that infringe copyright or is otherwise contrary to law.