Behold, the Samsung Galaxy S III. If the iPhone is the manna of Apple lovers, then Samsung’s flagship handset is the equivalent for Android lovers. The numbers speak for themselves: The electronics giant has broken Nokia’s grip on the mobile market, and with 44.5 million smartphones shipped in Q1 2012 alone, the company is now the number one global smartphone maker.
At its launch event in London, Samsung finally took the wraps off its smartphone, while also finally confirming that the handset–frequently referred to in the company’s marketing materials as the “next Galaxy smartphone”–would be called the Samsung Galaxy S III. Continue reading
“Come and meet the next Galaxy,” teases Samsung in an invite to a London media event transpiring this afternoon, where the company’s expected to unveil its flagship Galaxy series three-quel, the Galaxy S III. No one’s sure exactly what to expect, though tech blogs have been trotting out the usual wish-lists: smaller, more durable, more storage, better specs, and so forth. But the pressure’s on: Samsung led the world for the first time in 1Q2012 smartphone sales, dethroning Nokia, and it’s sold over 20 million of its Galaxy S II since that phone — the market’s most visible iPhone rival — launched in April 2011. Like an Apple product announcement event, expectations are stratospheric for whatever Samsung has up its sleeve. Continue reading