Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the Samsung GALAXY S III
brings the best combination of power and performance to the Canadian
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada, today
announces the models details and availability date of the
much-anticipated GALAXY S III. Beginning June 20th, the Samsung GALAXY S III will be available through leading Canadian
wireless carriers and authorized national retailers.
"We are very excited to bring the highly anticipated GALAXY S III to
Canadians so they can experience firsthand, the power, performance and
passion that Samsung is known for," said Paul Brannen, Vice President,
Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. "This next generation of the
GALAXY S series is sleek and stylish, and offers users features that
promote sharing, and are intuitive and powerful, allowing Canadians to
enjoy a more human experience with their smartphone."
Smart enough to detect face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts
to the user, providing users an interface that is convenient and
With the innovative 'Smart stay' feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how the user is using their device
such as, reading an e-book or browsing the web. By having the front
camera identify eye motion the phone maintains a bright display for
continued viewing pleasure.
The GALAXY S III features 'S Voice,' an advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to
user commands. S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device
control and commands, such as allowing the user to play a favorite
song, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails,
organize schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a
With 'Smart alert' the GALAXY S III will alert the user by catching any missed messages
or calls with a vibration to notify missed statuses when picked up
after being idle. If the user is messaging someone but decide to call
them instead, they can simply lift phone to their ear and 'Direct call'
will dial their number.
Easy and Instant Sharing
The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be
enjoyed by one user - it wants to share and experience smartphone
benefits with family and friends, regardless of location with the
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 friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo
'AllShare Play' can be used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III
and tablet, PC, and televisions that are DLNA enabled, regardless of
the distance between the devices.
The 'Group Cast' feature that allows users to share their screen among multiple friends
on the same Wi-Fi network; users can comment and draw changes at the
same time as co-workers- witnessing real-time sharing on individual
The preloaded 'Dropbox' application provides an even more convenient sharing experience,
supplying 50GB of free storage for two years for not just image and
music files, but now also for video content. With the GALAXY S III
files can also be instantly uploaded through data networks without
requiring WiFi access.
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 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. Available in Pebble
Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of
additional color options.
The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost
performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways, with
features such as:
'Pop up play,' users can play a video anywhere on their screen while simultaneously
running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos
when checking new emails or surfing the Web.
An 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets users capture
moving objects easily without delay, with the 'Burst shot' function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the 'Best photo' feature that selects the best of eight photographs, 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
users can use to capture a video of themselves. An improved backside
illumination sensor further helps to eliminate blur in photos that
result from shaking, even under low light conditions.
With Samsung Hubs, users can continually refresh phone content through the 'Game Hub,'
which provides access to numerous social games, while Video Hub, a new
service offering to the Canadian marketplace, brings users high quality
TV and movies for rent . Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a
personal music streaming service.
The GALAXY S III will be available for purchase in Canada starting on
June 20, 2012. Samsung is pleased to be working with all of the
leading wireless providers in Canada, to give our customers a choice of
service provider. The SGH-i747 variation of the GALAXY S III will be
available from Bell Mobility, Virgin Mobile, SaskTel, TELUS and Rogers
Wireless. The SGH-iT999 model will be available from Videotron, Wind
Additional Features Include:
Snapdragon S4 Dual Core 1.5 GHz
Qualcomm MSM8960 Chipset
OS (Shipping): ICS 4.0.4
Data: LTE (SGH-i747 variation) and HSPA+ 42 (SGH-iT999 variation)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Memory: 16/32GB internal memory (SGH-i747)/ 16GB internal memory
Expandable microSD up to 32GB
Display: 4.8 HD Super AMOLED 1280x720 (306ppi)
Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, MHL Video
Camera: 8MP Rear-facing, 1.9MP Front-facing
Battery: 2100 mAh
TouchWiz with Motion UX
AllShare Play enhance functionality
MP3/ACC+/WAV audio player
DivX/Xvid/MP4/WMV/H.263/ H.264 Video Player
For pre-orders, specific pricing and details, please visit your nearest
carrier or retailer. For multimedia content and more detailed
information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com. In addition, you can find a product introduction video at http://www.samsung.com/global/galaxys3/media.html.
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the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability,
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Samsung enables Canadians to pursue their passions by offering abroad
range of award-winning digital consumer electronics, IT,
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quality, features, performance and value. As a result of its commitment
to innovation and unique design, Samsung has become one of the most
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