Samsung Galaxy S III now on sale! [Full spec list]

This morning the long awaited, much hyped Samsung Galaxy S III was announced in Sydney. While we usually see months between the announcement and release date, this is something...

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This morning the long awaited, much hyped Samsung Galaxy S III was announced in Sydney. While we usually see months between the announcement and release date, this is something quite unique. The Samsung Galaxy S III is now on sale in Australia.

Sure the third version of the Galaxy S may have a big 4.8” Super AMOLED screen (1280×720) and a 2100mAh battery to power it, along with an 8-megapixel camera shooting 1080p video while simultaneously capturing stills, there is one unique feature.

The Galaxy S III will feature Wi-Fi channel bonding, this doubles the data throughput from around 20Mbps to 40Mbps. Samsung say this is the first time it has been included in a phone.

Full Specifications

Network
2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE): 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (UMTS): 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
3G HSDPA 21Mbps Downlink / HSUPA 5.76Mbps Uplink

Display
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED (1280×720) display

OS
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera
Main (Rear) Camera: 8 Mega pixel Auto Focus camera with Flash & Zero Shutter Lag
Front Camera: 1.9 Mega pixel camera
Full HD (1080p) Recording

Video
Codec: MPEG4, H.264, H.263, DivX, DivX3.11, VC-1, VP8, WMV7/8, Sorenson Spark

Audio
Codec: MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG, FLAC, AC3, apt-X

Intelligence

– Smart Stay
– Direct Call
– Smart Alert
– S Voice1
– Social Tag

Sharing
– S Beam9
– Dropbox – FREE3 50GB Dropbox storage
– Allshare Play4

Greatness
– 4.8” HD Super AMOLED Display
– Intelligent camera with Best Shot & Burst Mode
– Voice-guided Navigation by NAVIGON
– Quickflix
– Pop up play
– Samsung Music Hub8

Google Mobile Services
Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Latitude, Google Play Store, Google Play Books, Google Play Movies, Google Plus, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Places, Google Navigation

Connectivity
802.11 a/b/g/n + WiFi Channel Bonding
GPS/GLONASS
NFC and S Beam
Bluetooth® 4.0
USB 2.0 Highspeed
Samsung Kies and Samsung Kies via WiFi

Sensor
Accelerometer, RGB light, Digital compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer

Memory
16/ 32GB User memory + microSD slot (up to 64GB)

Dimension
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm, 133g

Battery
2,100 mAh

Pricing and availability (Updated)
You can get the phone from Vodafone, Optus or Telstra. The Samsung GALAXY S III is available now at $899 RRP outright for the 16GB device, but Allphones are offering it for A$798.

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