Samsung announced today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. 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. The GALAXY S III features a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display along with a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera mounted right above it. Equipped with what the company calls Natural Interaction technology, the handset has a Smart Stay function that uses its front-facing camera to figure out if you're looking directly at it. In theory, the device will know not to, say, dim the screen when you need to view its display for extended periods. Inside the GALAXY S III you'll find that it is powered by the new Exynos 4 Quad-Core 1.4GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, and radios for Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and NFC connectivity. Around the back of the device is an 8-megapixel camera for taking pictures and shooting HD video. The Samsung GALAXY S III will be available from the end of May in Europe before rolling out to other markets globally.

Samsung GALAXY S III Smartphone

“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.”