Verizon Wireless customers that have been itching for the Galaxy S III smartphone will soon be in luck. Well, more accurately, those interested will soon be able to place a pre-order for the handset. The pre-orders will begin on June 6th and the handset will be available in a 16GB and 32GB configuration. The price will be $199.99 for the 16GB model and $249.99 for the 32GB model. Additionally, Verizon will have the Galaxy S III available in Pebble Blue and/or Marble White.
In terms of features, we suspect most of the GadgeTell readers are aware of these, but a recap seems to be in order. The Galaxy S III will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with some Samsung branded goodies to include Smart Stay, S Voice, AllShare Play and more. Breaking these down a bit further and we have the following;
- Smart Stay – So intelligent, the display only dims when the customers’ eyes are closed or no longer facing the screen.
- S Voice – Featuring natural language recognition, you can control the apps and services used most with words instead of touch. Use S Voice to turn the volume up or down on the music player, answer or reject incoming calls, shut off or choose to snooze the alarm clock, or take a picture by saying “smile” or “cheese.”
- AllShare Play – Share HD videos and your favorite songs by streaming multimedia content from the Galaxy S III to a compatible Samsung Smart TV or home audio system when connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and remotely access files on up to six Samsung devices.
Otherwise, the Galaxy S III will have 4G LTE connectivity, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and a 4.8 inch HS Super AMOLED touchscreen display. Those who make the purchase can also expect support for Mobile Hotspot (at an additional monthly expense), a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera and an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with a zero-lag shutter speed and “evolved camera capabilities” which include a Burst Shot mode that will instantly capture 20 continuous shots and Best Photo feature selects the best shot to display.
All said and done, the only catch we can see is that Verizon has yet to offer a specific release date.