Samsung officially unveils Galaxy SIII

After weeks of much speculation, Samsung has finally lifted the lid on the Samsung Galaxy SIII, when it revealed their new flagship device at their Samsung Unpacked event yesterday in London.

Samsung's newly-unveiled Galaxy SIII smartphone (image: Mashable)

The smartphone is the follow-up to the best-selling Galaxy SII, which sold thousands of units when it was released.

“The phone has a 4.8-inch touchscreen, 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, and comes running the latest version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich. Much like the HTC One X, the camera has zero shutter lag so you can capture photos instantly. The camera is also capable of taking 20 photos at once in burst mode, and a feature called “Best Photo” will pick the best shot out of a group of eight,” wrote Mashable.

The smartphone also has NFC technology built into its design, and is equipped with a Super AMOLED HD (1280×720) screen. In terms of computing power, it is powered by a 1.4GHz Samsung Exynos 4 Quad processor, resulting in 20% less power usage.

“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung.

“Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary,” Shin continued.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor