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Successor to Samsung's popular Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S III adds in 4G LTE connectivity and a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED (Pentile) display, as well as 2GB of RAM. The Galaxy S III runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung's new version of TouchWiz, which takes cues from nature.

Description

The latest in the popular line of Samsung's Galaxy S smartphones, the Galaxy S4 ups the ante with a larger 5-inch 1080p display and 2600 mAh battery to match. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Beans runs on either an Exynos 5 or Snapdragon 600 processor (depending on region).

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 12, 2012
  • Price at launch: $199.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Apr. 27, 2013
  • Price at launch: $249.99
  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.78 inches
  • Thickness: 0.34 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White / Silver, Blue / Silver
  • Loudspeaker: Yes

Hardware

  • Height: 5.38 inches
  • Width: 2.75 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.29 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: White, Black
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Noise cancellation: Hardware (multi-mic)
  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.8 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: PenTile
  • Resolution (Y): 1280 px
  • Resolution (X): 720 px
  • PPI: 306
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 4.99 inches
  • Technology: Super AMOLED HD
  • Pixel arrangement: RGBG (PenTile)
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 441
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless
  • CDMA: Yes
  • CDMA frequencies supported: 1900, 800 / 850, 2100
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare

Connectivity

  • Carriers: Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Cricket, US Cellular, Other
  • CDMA: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 1900, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Max WWAN downlink speed: 100 Mbps
  • Max WWAN uplink speed: 50 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11 a/c
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: AllShare
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 2

Processor

  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon 600
  • Clock speed: 1.9 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4
  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 220

GPU

  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 2 GB
  • Internal size: 16 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD

Storage

  • Internal size: 16 GB, 64 GB, 32 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 64 GB
  • External type: microSD
  • Resolution: 1.9 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video framerate: 30

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Resolution: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Resolution: 13 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.0
  • Notable apps: Flipboard

Software

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: TouchWiz
  • Launch OS version: 4.2.2
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB

Interface

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL
Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer

Sensors

Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer, Temperature, Humidity, Infrared
  • Capacity: 2100 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes

Battery

  • Capacity: 2600 mAh
  • Removable: Yes
  • Wireless charging: Yes
  • Quadrant: 5321
  • Vellamo: 2296
  • GLBenchmark 720p: 55 FPS
  • GLBenchmark 1080p: 28 FPS
  • AnTuTu: 6753

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