Samsung Galaxy S3
The Galaxy S3 will run on Android OS 4.0

Samsung recently unveiled its next generation Galaxy S smartphone otherwise known as Samsung Galaxy S3. Samsung has not yet announced the retail price of the handset which will land in the UK on 30 May.

The excitement among the UK retailers is noteworthy as they have already announced deals for consumers. The smartphone will be available in Pebble Blue and Marble White on its release. Equipped with Exynos 4 Quad, the smartphone is expected to deliver faster performance. It should be noted that the popularity of the new Galaxy S3 is because of the huge success of its predecessor Galaxy S2 which was announced in February. The LTE version of the Galaxy S2 was released in November after the announcement in August. The main difference in the international version of the Galaxy S2 and the LTE version is the processor. The internal version is equipped with Exynos dual-core whereas the LTE version packs a Qualcomm dual-core processor.

Take a look at how the two Galaxy S series smartphones stack up:


The Galaxy S3 features a 4.8in HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixels density of 306 pixels per inch (ppi). The display is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 2.

The LTE version of Galaxy S2, in contrast, features 4.5in Super AMOLED plus capacitive touchscreen. The resolution of the display is 480 x 800 pixels with 207 ppi pixel density. The display covers a protection of Corning Gorilla Glass.


The dimension of Galaxy S3 is 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs 133g whereas the Galaxy S2 measures 130.9 x 69.9 x 9.4mm and weighs 132g.

Operating System

The Galaxy S3 will run on the Android operating system (OS) 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich delivering a uniquely personalised mobile experience for its worldwide consumers.

The Galaxy S2 runs on the Android OS 2.3 Gingerbread.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by 1.4GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor which is company's first quad-core application processor and scheduled to the first adapted in to the Galaxy S3.

The Galaxy S2 is powered by Qualcomm APQ8060 Snapdragon chip with dual-core 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor. Both smartphones houses 1GB of RAM.


The Galaxy S3 is equipped with an eight megapixel primary camera with auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection an image stabilisation. The camera can record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second (fps). The smartphone also sports a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera which can capture video in 720p at 30 fps. The front-facing camera features an interesting technology called Smart Stay that allows the smartphone to recognise when the user is looking at the phone and locks when the user is looking away.

The Galaxy S2, like the Galaxy S3, sports an eight megapixel primary camera. The camera is capable of recording video in 1080p at 30 fps and it features auto-focus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch-focus, face and smile detection and image stabilisation technology. The handset packs a two megapixel front-facing camera.


The Galaxy S3 offers Wi-Fi /b/g/n, Wi-Fi HT40, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth version 4.0. It supports data speed up to HSDPA 21Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps.

The Galaxy S2 offers 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth version 3.0+HS and NFC (optional).


The internal storage capacity of the Galaxy S3 is 16GB and 32GB, however the 64GB version will be available soon.

The Galaxy S2 offers internal storage space of 16GB and with support of microSD card the memory can be expanded to 32GB.


The Galaxy S3 is powered by a standard Li-ion 2100mAh battery which is expected to deliver extended battery life.

The Galaxy S2 is powered by a Li-ion 1850mAh battery delivering talk time up to five hours.