Samsung Galaxy S3 specs announced with quad-core CPU

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is official with the Android device boasting a quad-core CPU

Samsung has officially unveiled the eagerly awaited Galaxy S3 handset with the Android 4.0 device boasting an 8-megapixel camera

Update: Our hands-on Samsung Galaxy S3 review is now live

Repeatedly leaked prior to its official unveiling, Samsung has outed its next-generation handset with the Samsung Galaxy S3 confirmed as featuring a hefty 1.4GHz quad-core processor.

Upping the anti from the 1.2GHz dual-core CPU found lining up on last year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 offering, the Korean tech behemoth has unveiled its latest pocket powerhouse with its own Exynos 1.4GHZ quad-core processor in tow pitching the device as a true challenger to the mantle of smartphone supremacy.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Specs

Far from a one trick pony, the Samsung Galaxy S3 features a truly extensive array of high-end specs with the handset’s processor lining up alongside a sleek, aesthetically pleasing form factor that also plays host to the welcome options of 16, 32 or 64GB worth of internal storage further expandable via a microSD card.

With a rounded edged design similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the S3, which is to be made available in ‘Pebble Blue’ and ‘Marble White’ colour forms, measures up at just 8.6mm thick and 133g in weight whilst playing host to an expansive 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with a gorgeous 1280 x 720p resolution and a 306ppi image density.

Whilst 1GB of RAM backs up the quad-core CPU to keep things running smooth and zippy, the iPhone 4S and HTC One X rival also plays host to an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera with the now standard 1080p video recording capabilities in tow. Further bolstering the handset’s imaging abilities a 1.9-megapixel snapper features on the front capable of 720p HD capture in its own right.

Running Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and featuring a band of bespoke features to set the S3 apart from its rivals, the S3 lines up with ‘Smart Stay’ technologies that will ensure the handset’s vibrant display stays illuminated as long as users are looking directly at it.

Tackling the rapid battery drain issues that are the plight of the smartphone sector the Galaxy S3 incorporates a 2100mAH battery under the hood whilst an accelerometer will appease mobile gaming fans.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date and Price

Whilst in the past Samsung has, like most retails, offered a distant launch date for its newly unveiled device, for the Samsung Galaxy S3 arrival the Korean company has taken a leaf from Apple’s book confirming the handset will hit stores just days after being officially unveiled.

If you are one of the many chomping at the bit to get your mitts on the next-gen handset, Samsung has confirmed a number of rumours suggesting that a Samsung Galaxy S3 UK release date will be held later this month with a May 30th arrival ready to be pencil into your calendars.

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