In spite of its larger screen, it is lighter and thinner compared to the iPhone. Samsung announced that the Galaxy S3 will be on sale in 145 countries and a total of 296 companies. As such, it is the largest launch of the company so far.
The version of the Galaxy S3 in Japan, the United States and Korea will utilize 4G networks for speedier data downloads. Just like the previous models of the Galaxy smartphones, the S3 will run under the Android software. The handset will have a quad core processor which is a major enhancement from its predecessors and other smartphones in the market. As an example, the iPhone and majority of other high end devices have dual core processors.
The additional computing power in the S3 will be utilized for the phone's expanded voice-command features. This feature allows the users to use their voice to put the phone on when its screen is in the off mode. This feature is similar to the voice recognition feature of the iPhone 4S which became the handset's main selling point.
Although Samsung do not release the figures for its phone shipments, majority of analysts think that it outsold the 35.1 million iPhone sales in the first quarter of this year. Michael Walkley, an analyst from Canaccord Genuity, said that the combined sales of Samsung and Apple accounted for almost all the phone industry's profits in quarter one of this year. Apple consisted 75% of those profits mainly because of its iPhone sales.