Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Over 20 mn in 100 Days; Can Apple iPhone 5 Surpass it?
Samsung Galaxy S3 Sales Over 20 mn in 100 Days; Can Apple iPhone 5 Surpass it?Samsung

Here is good news for the ardent Indian smartphone lovers. A report from IBN-live has confirmed the much-awaited release date of the Samsung Galaxy S 3 in India.

According to news reports, Samsung Galaxy S 3 will be officially launched in India on May 31 in New Delhi with a speculated price tag of Rs 42,500. However, there is no official word from the Korean electronic giant on the price of its latest offering.

The Samsung's flagship Android smartphone, Galaxy S3, was one of the most-anticipated launches this year. It was first launched on May 3 at Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 in London at the Earls Court Olympics venue.

The Samsung has already started taking pre-booking orders for the Galaxy S3 in India on its product websit, with assured gifts for the customers on every pre-order. The pre-booking orders reportedly crossed 9 million in few days, worldwide.

According to the Carphone Warehouse, the Galaxy S3 went on to become the "most pre-ordered Android device."

The Indian customers can palace their order beforehand by paying a fixed amount Rs 2000 in advance, which is non-refundable. As part of the online booking process, the customers will get a coupon containing a code number of their pre-orders, which should be utilized at the time of the purchase.

However, the pre-booking orders coupon should be used within 15 days of the launch of the Galaxy next. If the purchase is not made within the given timeframe, the validity shall expire.

This would mean that the pre-booking orders comes with an expiry date. Failing to redeem within the timeframe, the validity of the order would stand cancelled and the amount paid in advance will not be refunded. The same terms and condition are also applicable even in the case of a change of mind of customers about buying the Galaxy S3.

So eager to buy one, but before you make your purchase know about Galaxy S3, which will be available in three variants- 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

Here are the 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, Mail-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 16/32/64 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.