The Samsung Galaxy S3 was unveiled at a press event in London May 3 and the new smartphone has been praised for its enhanced battery and processor capabilities.
Galaxy S3 has come with some inventive S software features, which are based on a concept of human interaction.
Detailing on the availability of the handset and the expected price, the smartphone will be available in black and white colors and will go on sale in Europe from May 30. The preorder for the phone has already started on various UK mobile operators' websites.
Ahead of the S3 launch, Vodafone and O2 have confirmed that they will sell the handset. Later, other wireless network operators all join the bandwagon.
Here are the details of the data plans available from various carriers for the new Galaxy smartphone.
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Vodafone would be the only network which would stack up the with the exclusive 32 GB version of Galaxy S3 (limited to one month) along with the 16 GB variant of the handset. Both the variants are currently offered free with 32 GB on a £46, 24-month contract, with 1,200 minutes, unlimited texts, and the same data plan as offered with the 16GB model.
The 16GB version of the Galaxy S3 is also available free on a £41, 24-month price plan. This plan offers 900 minutes, unlimited texts and an introductory deal of 2GB of mobile data and 2GB of BT Openzone access.
Moreover, both the 16GB and 32GB versions will be available on Vodafone's Data Test Drive which allows unlimited data usage for the first three months and a user will be able to find out if the data plan matches his or her requirement.
The cheapest Vodafone price plan will offer the phone for free with 1200 minutes, 3000 texts, and 500MB of data for £36 a month for 24 months. If you like texting and surfing the web, you can opt for just 600 minutes of calls with unlimited texts and 1GB of data a month.
On selected price plans, Vodafone is providing 100 free music tracks to download from Vodafone Music, 25 tracks for each of the first four months.
Phones 4u is offering a deal which says that all preorder customers will receive an exclusive premium accessory bundle worth more than £50. Phones 4u has not revealed what that bundle consists of, but reports suggest that it will consist of cases and accessories for the shiny new Galaxy S3.
Phones4u is offering the new Galaxy at a 2-year contract costing £36 per month for which the user will receive 1200 minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB of data.
The user will be getting the handset on The One Plan at £34 per month with no upfront cost. In addition, everyone who preorders Galaxy S3 with Three before May 30 will be automatically entered into a daily draw to win one of 26 brand new Samsung Smart TVs.
The users can also get their brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 from the O2 network, but they will have to spend £41 a month and sign a 24-month contract for thaT. And in return, the operator would offer the buyers 600 minutes, unlimited text messages and 1GB of data a month. The users would also get access to O2's wireless hotspots that would include places like Costa coffee.
If the user doesn't wish to buy Galaxy S3 through a contract, there is a SIM-free edition of the 16 GB phone which will be available at Amazon UK for £500.
Orange UK will be ranging Galaxy S3 as free on Orange Panther or Dolphin plans for £36 a month for 24 months. Dolphin users will get 900 minutes, 3000 texts, and 250MB of data a month while Panther users will get 600 minutes, 3000 texts and 1GB of data.
Take a look at the impressive features of the smartphone:
Samsung Galaxy S3 Specs
Galaxy S3 features a huge 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus 720p HD display (720 x 1,280 pixels) with a 306ppi pixel density and the phone has the protection of Corning's Gorilla Glass 2 and includes the latest Eye Tracking technology.
Samsung has brought some really smart features on Galaxy S3, including Smart Voice, Direct Call etc., which might prove the device to be a winner in the market. In terms of dimensions, the device boasts a curvy and ultra-slim body (136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm) and weighs around 133 grams.
Processor and RAM
The smartphone is powered by a 1.4GHz Coretex-A9 quad-core CPU and Exynos 4212 quad chipset and is accompanied by 1GB RAM. Further, as a USP, Galaxy S3 includes Mali 400 MP GPU which offers complete graphics acceleration and adds to the battery life.
Galaxy S3 runs on the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, topped with TouchWiz UI 4.0, a commendable and better performance than its predecessor.
The device has an 8 megapixel sensor camera accompanied with autofocus and LED Flash. It will also be capable of capturing 1080p video at 30fps and will let the consumer capture still images while recording a video. The S3 would also support geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. The handset will come backed by a 1.9 megapixel front-facing HD camera for video chatting and 720p video capture.
In this latest uprising category, Galaxy S3 4G LTE support includes LTE 700 network band, alongside 3G bands HSDPA 850/900/1900 and 2100 MHz bands, depending on the regional availability. The handset will also support Wi-Fi capabilities alongside Bluetooth connectivity.
The phone will feature 16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal memory and also a microSD card slot which supports 64GB card. So the highest variant will have 128 GB memory.
Galaxy S3 is loaded with a 2100 mAh battery to support its stronger processor and plus. The battery is also replaceable.
The new Galaxy supports the technology of wireless charging. The inductive wireless charging technology will juice up the battery of the handset, without the use of cables or plugs. While getting charged, the phone will also be able to share, sync and take backup of the data.