Samsung launches the flagship phone Galaxy SIII in India [Press Release]

Samsung has launched its Flagship model for 2012 – Samsung Galaxy SIII in India today. The Human Phone or Beast as its popularly called is priced quite high at 43180 INR and was announced at a press event in New Delhi.

The phone is powered by a 1.4 GHz Exynos Quad core processor, comes with 4.8″ Super AMOLED Display, 8MP AutoFocus Rear Camera, 1.9MP front facing camera, 1GB RAM, 16/32/64 GB internal memory. Loaded at the back  is the 2100 mAh battery to give the extra bit of juice.

Samsung has loaded it with the new version of TouchWiz UI and will come with additional features as S-Voice, Direct Call, Smart alert, Smart Stay etc.

Additionally Vodafone customers will get 3GB per month for 2 months and the offer is valid till 31st August.


Press Release:

Samsung launches its Flagship GALAXY S III in India

–       Effortlessly smart and intuitively simple,

Samsung GALAXY S III represents a new concept of smartphon

A Smartphone that is designed for Humans and Inspired by Nature


 Mumbai, May 31, 2012—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of the much awaited GALAXY S III in the Indian market. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.

Announcing the launch of the Galaxy SIII in India, stated Mr. B D Park , President and CEO , South West Asia HQ , Samsung Electronics, “The Galaxy SIII is inspired by nature and human capabilities. It is effortlessly smart and intuitively simple by design. It is a fascinating example of how design and technology can be combined with intelligence and imagination to create innovative new products. The strong adoption of Smartphones by the Indian market has encouraged us to sustain the excitement in the marketplace by launching flagship, iconic devices like the Galaxy SII, Galaxy Note and today, the Samsung Galaxy SIII.”

Speaking at the India launch of the Galaxy SIII, stated Mr. H C Ryu , Vice President –Sales & Marketing , Samsung Electronics, India is one of the Top 3 strategic markets in the world for Samsung Electronics and it is therefore only natural that India is one of the first countries where the World Tour for the Galaxy SIII is being held .The Galaxy SIII is being launched in India at the same time as it is being launched in other markets. Through the launch of our aspirational, world best Galaxy SIII in India, we will create fresh excitement in the market and stimulate demand.”

This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.

Introducing Natural Interaction


The GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.

The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.

In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.


Easy and Instant Sharing


The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android™ Beam™, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.

‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices.


Human-centric Design with Uncompromised Performance

The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature, its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.

With a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.

The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay – the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.

The gaming experience is enhanced through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games. Galaxy SIII users in India can download from ‘Samsung Apps’ India oriented applications like My Movies,   My Music and MyReader that allows them to enjoy and personalize the Samsung Galaxy S3.

While My Movies gives users access to hundreds of Indian movies, trailers and film songs, My Music allows them to download and listen to English and Bollywood numbers from a song collection that totals more than a million. MyReader allows Galaxy S3 users to access Indian newspapers, magazines, over 300,000 books and for the first time, even audio books.

A very exciting application, available exclusively for Galaxy S3 users is the MyStation app that allows users to watch live concerts, performances and videos of their favourite stars, in real time. For all the Indian music lovers, Samsung Galaxy S3 gives you access to music that will make you love the device even more.

Another very interesting and useful App is the Handy that allows users to search, book and pay for flights, movie tickets, search a restaurant by cuisine and reserve a table for themselves. These and many other apps are available on ‘Samsung Apps’ for Samsung Smartphone consumers.


Market Launch : The Galaxy SIII is being launched in the Indian market starting today .The MRP of Galaxy SIII is Rs.43,180/- . The Galaxy SIII will be available to Vodafone customers with an attractive offer of 3GB per month for 2 months, with the offer being valid till 31st August.

The optional accessories available for the Galaxy SIII includes: Flip Cover, Slim case, Desktop Dock, HDTV Adaptor, Capacitive pen and Allshare cast dongle.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit


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