May 04

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications and release date

Samsung have finally released the specifications for the new galaxy 3 dubbed by some as the “iPhone killer”

With a stunning 4.8″ HD super AMOLED screen and an array of features this phone looks to be an amazing bit of kit.

The phone also boasts an 8 megapixel auto focus camera that can capture HD videos with a host of built in features like burst shots, buddy photo, and best of all a best picture feature that takes a round of 8 pictures allowing you to choose the best one. No more half smiles with this feature. There is also a front facing 1.9 Megapixel camera just for good measure!

It is also very light coming in at only 133g bespite its large screen. In terms of thickness it is a slim 8.6mm.


The number of cool features that Samsung have packed into this little device is also looking very promising including

  • S Voice – Voice recognition to search for information in 8 languages
  • Direct Call – When messaging simply lift the phone to your ear and it will call
  • Social Tag – Link faces with social media
  • Smart alert – Been away from your phone? the S3 will give you a nudge when you pick up to inform you of missed calls

Galaxy s3 specifications and features


Dimensions: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.55 mm

Weight: 133g

Battery: 2,100mAh

Camera MP: 8 Megapixel rear; 1.9 Megapixel front

Screen:  4.8” Super AMOLED HD (Resolution: 720 x 1280 px)

Operating System: Android 4.0.4

Processor: Exynos 4 Quad (1.4GHz)


Storage: Dependant on model 16/32/64GB and an expandable MicroSD card

SAR: The galaxy s3 is reported to have the lowest sar rating.

Release Date

The Galaxy S3 (3G) is expected to launched in Europe on the 29th of May and the 30th of May in the UK and the 4G version is expected in North America, Japan and Korea sometime in June and will be available in either blue or white

I look forward to getting my hands on one and doing an in-depth review of it but for now it`s a waiting game.


  1. Jude

    Hi, says the galaxy has the lowest SAR rating but what is it exactly??? Anyone, please

    1. SAR (specific absorption rate) is the amount of radiation that is absorbed into your head whilst using a mobile phone, the higher the SAR rating the more radiation.

      1. Marc

        he means what is the SAR level!!! (he is not asking you for a definition of SAR!!)

        – the SAR of this phone is:
        SAR US 0.55 W/kg (head) 1.49 W/kg (body)
        SAR EU 0.21 W/kg (head)

        its all good EXCEPT the 1.49 W/Kg (body) – (US Measurement) – this is VERY HIGH!! – its a shame for anyone who buys their phone based on SAR Rates, as its much higher than most people would want to have.

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