All major U.S. carriers will be stocking the Samsung Galaxy S3 in coming weeks, but AT&T will stand out as the company plans to release an exclusive red version of the phone this summer, Tech Crunch reported.
The phone will be hitting the American market in the next couple of weeks and AT&T has announced that it will be taking pre-orders from Wednesday, although the exact date of the red phone's release has not been revealed.
The Galaxy S3 is available in pebble blue and white on other carriers across the world, but the red case will be an exclusive to AT&T. Unfortunately pictures of the red phone have not been leaked yet.
The 16 GB model of the S3 will be available from AT&T on a two-year contract. The addition of the Samsung Galaxy S3 to our portfolio of 4G-LTE devices gives our customers another truly cutting-edge Smartphone to choose from, said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, devices, AT&T Mobility. With an exclusive red color this summer and the power of the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T delivers the best wireless experience for Galaxy S3 fans.
AT&T has not announced the official launch of the S3, but T-mobile and Sprint have revealed that the phone will be in stores on June 21. Verizon is also yet to announce the phone's release date.
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The S3 heralds a 4.8-inch screen, 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, voice control and face recognition. The new Super AMOLED display is 22 percent larger than its predecessor, bringing the phone into the Galaxy Note's phone/tablet hybrid category.
Samsung launched a face recognition feature on its latest phone in an effort to make the Smartphone experience more natural. The phone uses its front camera to identify the user's eye movement and ensures it never goes dark or switches off while the user is looking at the phone.
Samsung has also improved its voice control feature with a sophisticated, Siri-like voice recognition system dubbed S voice. The service allows users to make verbal demands to control their phone. Texts and emails can be dictated and photographs can be taken through voice commands using the feature.
The S3 also includes an NFC chip, which enables content sharing -- including video -- through tapping two phones together. The chip can also be used to make mobile payments.
The new Pop up Play feature on the phone enables multitasking, allowing users to open a video in a window on screen, and then use other apps with the rest of the screen.
Screen size: 4.8 inch
Processor: 1.4 Ghz quad-core
Memory size: Up to 32gb (+64gb with card)
Operating system: Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Camera: Eight megapixel Weight: 133 grams
Dimensions: Height - 136mm
Width - 70mm
Depth - 8.5mm