The Samsung Galaxy S3 features innovative new technology to see if you're looking at it and keep the screen on if you are. Here's a brief look at the year's most hotly anticipated phone.
4.8” Amoled HD screen
The S3’s enormous screen feels big in the hand, although the device is just 16 per cent larger than its predecessor, the 20 million selling S2.
The phone tracks your eyes, so as long as you’re looking at it, the display won’t dim or turn off.
If you’ve got a contact on your screen, there’s no need to hit call: simply hold the device up to your face and the number will be dialled automatically.
Samsung’s enhanced notifications centre tells you what’s happened since you last looked at your phone in order of importance.
Burst shot and best photo
The 8MP camera now offers a 20-shot burst mode and will choose the best photo for you. Photos now possible at the same time as video filming.
Face Zoom and Slide Show
Double tap a face to zoom in; automatic slide show generation zooms in on faces as individual pictures for pictures with lots of people
Social network and camera integration
Automatic tagging of pictures, and the option to send images directly to those identified in them, called Buddy Photo Share, or display social media profile information on screen. Group Tag lets you tag multiple people in one go, if you set up a group first.
50GB of free Dropbox storage for two years.
That’s S for Samsung, not Siri. This feature allows you to control your phone through voice, eg to turn up the volume, and to ask it questions.
High speed file transfer via NFC and WiFi Direct, between two phones touched together, operating at up to 300Mbps.
Pop Up Play
Play video in a window on any homescreen.
All Share Play and Cast
Share your S3’s screen to a TV, or use the screen as a remote control.
4.8” Super Amoled HD display
16/32/64GB depending on model, plus expandable MicroSD card
50GB Dropbox for two years
Pebble blue or marble white
2,100mAh (wireless charging optional extra)
8MP rear; 1.9 MP front
720 x 1280 px (306ppi)
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm
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