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As Samsung announces its latest flagship smartphone, take a quick look under the hood and see what's powering the new Galaxy S III --

  • Quad-core Samsung Exynos chip @ 1.4 GHz / U.S. versions have Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 at 1.5 GHz
  • HSPA+21 and LTE versions
  • 4.8-inch HD SuperAMOLED 720x1280 screen
  • 8MP / Front 1.9MP camera (720p video recording)
  • 2100mAh battery
  • 1GB RAM / U.S. and Canadian versions have 2GB of RAM
  • Wifi Channel Bonding
  • Bluetooth 4.0(LE)
  • Accelerometer, Notification light, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Gyro, NFC, Barometer
  • 1080p video playback
  • Various multimedia codecs supported
  • Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 133 grams
  • Available in blue and white.

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Samsung Galaxy S III specs


I'm sure this will be answered in the near future, but will the Verizon LTE/US version have the Quad-core Samsung Exynos chip in it or the Snapdragon S4 chip in it?

Very nice! However, the sad truth is that SAMOLED is garbage, and the yellow tint makes this a no-go for me. I don't understand why people are obsessed with "blacks" when their phone can't even produce white.
That being said, I am in awe of this phone, and I can't wait to see what phones we are going to get our hands on in the second half of 2012.

That's your opinion, I personally love samoled, and if you're rooted you can tweak your gamma and color levels to make it as white, yellow, or purple as you desire.

HD SAMOLED means PENTILE! screw that.

720p recording? screw that.

I don't care if Verizon gets it. I won't, that's for sure.

Thank you for that. I will notify my family first thing tomorrow morning. Oh, I almost forgot to WRITE SOME CRAP in UPPERCASE.

Frankly, i am using a SAMOLED screen right now to read this post on my Galaxy Note and the whites look perfectly white.

Come to think of it, whites have looked white on all of my Samsung phones with the SAMOLED screens.

Apple's been saying stuff about other products for as long as I can recall, but you have to buy their phones to use the proprietary apps, right?

I don't want to be stuck with proprietary anything & want to be able to make apps if I want to that will work on more than one or two hardware devices. I don't even use iTunes b/c there are no back-ups to speak of & seen too many people spend a bunch of money & not be able to use it on their home computer, laptop, MP3 player & cell phone. THEN if you loose a HD, you can loose hundreds of $$$ in music, so why when you can buy the CDs & put it on any device you want to?

If the music is only available on iTunes, I just don't bother, unless t's free. There is enough music world-wide to enjoy without relying on a proprietary music system. I still like mp CDs/DVDs!

Just about everyone I know that spent far too much on an iPod & songs on iTunes has lost at least some music, or had a serious hassle in trying to get it back. Easier to just have the discs & to reload them if a HD crashes. Bad enough to loose the HD, worse to loose what's on them & not be able to back it up but twice last I checked?

Hoping to find a really great phone that I can use to essentially replace a laptop & a GPS (even my cheap old Motorola flip phone on pre-paid has GPS & wouldn't qualify as a Smart Phone), has a great phone, camera w/ descent receptor, 1020p video to HDMI to stream video, surround sound, apps that I will use & I can shut off those I don't, a great battery life, and I'll be able to use it as a computer essentially, in lieu of a computer, in case of an emergency, with a way to recharge without being plugged into either a house or a car (perhaps a solar charger that works with the phone on?)

I've waited to get a smart phone, but it seems that enough time has passed & enough are out there with the features I'm looking for that it may be time to finally start seriously shopping for one.