Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S3, touted as be the best next-generation smartphone on the lines of Apple's iPhone series, was launched at an event in London on Thursday. However, it will take a few more weeks before the new Galaxy hits the Indian markets.

The Korean electronics giant has been making several serious efforts to outplay its rivals dealing high-end phones. Samsung didn't settle after it became the largest smartphone producer in the world this year. Instead, it has been churning out innovations to sustain that success.  

The successor to the much-loved Galaxy S2 has been wrapped with various special features to meet the expectations of the customers. Samsung will bring in its new entrant to India after a launch in Europe, which is speculated to be in the May end.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is a 4.8-inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, runs on Android's latest operating system, features an 8 megapixel camera, in-built memory up to 32 GB, with expandable option is expected to come with a price tag of Rs 38, 000 in India.

Specifications of the new Samsung Galaxy S3:

Display: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (306 ppi pixel density), multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 2, TouchWiz UI v4.0.

Size and Weight: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm dimensions, weighing 133 grams.

OS: Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Processor: Exynos 4212 Quad chipset, Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, Mali-400MP GPU.

Camera: 8-megapixel with 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization.

In addition, there's also a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera, 720p@30fps.

Memory: In-built memory 16/32 GB storage and expandable upto 64 GB via MicroSD, 1 GB RAM.

Network: 2G Network (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900), 3G Network.

(HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100), 4G Network LTE (regional).

Data Speed: HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR.