The Samsung Galaxy S III has a lot to live up to with its older brothers being so wildly successful in the mobile market. We waited through the leaks, saw it in London, and now the flagship Galaxy S III is finally here — at least for some parts of the world. While we still don’t have any definitive news on US models, the international flavor is about to arrive in Europe and other parts of the world. Lets have a look.
The Samsung Galaxy S III needs zero introduction with its large 4.8-inch 1280 x 720p display, quad-core Samsung Exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, and smooth Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich user interface topped with off with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX. Instead you can start with the video review below to get you up to speed about this impressive new smartphone.
From our various hands-on in the past (linked to below) you all should have already known the phone was blazing fast, smooth, stable, and a joy to use. The video review above however should have reassured anyone with outstanding doubts. It might not be the huge upgrade over the Galaxy S II some were expecting, even with the quad-core 1.4 GHz processor, but it’s still an impressive update that is for sure.
The original Galaxy S II was the king of performance and benchmark crowns and nothing held a candle to it until the HTC One X hit the streets earlier this year. Being similar is size, specs, screen quality, and both rocking quad-core processors they are both great phones. Until the SGSIII lands stateside from our carriers we’ll leave head on comparisons alone. Although if you want more details you’ll want to read more from the official SlashGear review.
As you can see from the benchmarks above the new Galaxy S III is off to a great start. Topping the charts, reaching higher levels then we’ve ever seen with benchmarks for a stock device. Currently the international model hitting the streets rocks Samsung’s quad-core Exynos processor but most likely US variants in need of 4G LTE (Verizon, AT&T, and the Now Network) will be required to use Snapdragon S4 processors as the Exynos won’t run with LTE. Hopefully T-Mobile will come equipped with the quad-core but we’ll have to wait and see.
The new Samsung Galaxy S III will be available in many parts of the world and Europe starting tomorrow, May 29th, then in the UK on the 30th, although its had a few setbacks and delays with different colors and size options. Sadly just like the model before it the US flavor will probably vary by carrier, and take another month or three to make it stateside. We’ve heard reports of T-Mobile’s model being available in late June, but that is still just a rumor for now.
For a full in-depth rundown of the new Samsung flagship Galaxy S III, with tons of pictures, video, software samples and more head over to our sister site SlashGear for their Galaxy S III Review. Stay tuned to Android Community for more SGSIII reviews as the device hits stateside.