Samsung Galaxy S III Launches in the Philippines
Samsung Electronics Co. launched its latest Galaxy S smartphone in the Philippines on Tuesday night, with the third generation model expected to be even more successful than its predecessor. The Galaxy S3, which will be available in the Philippines on June 1, was launched at a party at the Bonifacio Global City.
“The phone is designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the Galaxy S3 has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind,” JK Shin, president and head of IT and mobile communications of Samsung. “It enables its user to enjoy a seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experience,” Shin added.
The Galaxy S3, which will hit stores in 28 European and Middle East countries, including Germany and Britain, on Tuesday, tracks the user’s eye movements to keep the screen from dimming or turning off while in use. Running on Google’s Android operating system, the new smatyphone boasts a 4.8-inch screen, bigger than the 3.5-inch display on Apple’s iPhone 4S and the 4.7-inch screen on HTC’s One X model.
Samsung is also giving the two telcos (Globe and Smart) around one week to sell the Galaxy S3 with their postpaid plans before the handsets will be released in store shelves unlocked. That means you’ll have to wait until June 9 before you can go and get it in stores for Php32,990. Otherwise, you’ll have no choice but to it get from either Smart and Globe.