Samsung Electronics on Thursday launched its Galaxy S3 in India priced at Rs.43,180, reports said.
Widely believed to be better than Apple's latest iPhone model, the Galaxy S3 tracks the user's eye movements to keep the screen from dimming or turning off while in use. The device hits the stores starting today.
The smart phone, running on Google's Android operating system, boasts a 4.8-inch (12.2 cm) screen, one of the largest on smart phones ever, and much bigger than the 3.5-inch display on the iPhone 4S.
The phoneI features a 1.4GHz quad core exynos processor, 1GB of RAM, a 4.8 Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, an 8-megapixel camera with zero shutter lag and 1080p video capture and a 1.9-megapixel front facing camera.
Additionally, the device is equipped with a relatively large 2,100 mAh battery, an ultra light and ergonomic design with a finish called "hyperglaze".
Samsung is offering only the 16 GB device in India but it provides scope for memory expansion via microSDX support for up to 64 GB.
The company also tied-up with Vodafone to provide 3GB of data for free for two months. It also includes a Siri like voice interface called S-Voice.
Globally, Samsung sold 44.5 million smart phones in January-March, thereby grabbing 30.6 percent market share.
Apple sold 35.1 million iPhones, taking around 24 percent market share. In India, Samsung wants to capture 60 percent of the smart phone segment.
by RTT Staff Writer
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