In a well attended launch event Samsung launched its flagship model Galaxy S III in India and priced it at Rs.43,18. The event had bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri adding glamour to the event that otherwise was packed with tech writers and media fraternity. But then the real star of the event was the sleek, zero sized Galaxy S3 inspite of its large 4.8″ Super Amoled display.
A quick recap of Galaxy S3
S3 sports a 4.8 inch HD Super Amoled display, 8-megapixel rear-facing and 1.9-megapixel forward-facing camera, and snacking on the latest version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich. Weighing just 133 gm, with dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and powered by 1.4 GHz Exynos quad processor and a 2,100 mHa battery the phone packs enormous punch in the form of software features like:
- Smart stay
- face recognitionwith auto tagging in pictures
- Smart alert
- Direct call
- All-share cast
- pop up play and many more.
Galaxy S3 is available in two colors: White and Pebble blue.
Delivering the keynote was Mr. B D Park, President and CEO, South West Asia HQ, Samsung Electronics who stated:
The Galaxy S3 is inpired by nature and human capabilities. It is effortlessly smart and intuitively simple by design. It is a fascinating example of how design and technology can be combined with intelligence and imagination to create innovative new products. The strong adoption of smartphones by the Indian market has encouraged us to sustain the excitement in the marketplace by launching flagship, iconic devices like the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note and today, the Samsung Galaxy S III
Stressing on weightage of India in the scheme of things for Samsung, Mr. H C Ryu, Vice President – Sales & Marketing stated India is one of the top 3 strategic markets in the world for Samsung electronics and therefore only natural that India is one of the first countries to get a hands on the ‘next galaxy’
Pricing of Samsung Galaxy S3 in India
Honestly speaking the pricing was a mild shocker for eveyrone. Prcied at Rs.43,180 it took everyone by surprise but then I believe the pricing factor owes a lot to the recent dollar fluctiatons. Good news is the device is available for around 39K in few online shopping sites and propably with few vendors too when it hits the open market this monday.
Keep tuned with us for the complete review of the device shortly.