KATHMANDU, June 27: The wait for Samsung Galaxy S III is finally over. International Marketing Services (IMS) introduced the flagship handset from the South Korean consumer electronics giant in the Nepali market on Wednesday.
Unveiling Galaxy S III, Deepak Malhotra, executive chairman of IMS, said anybody will be easily attracted by the phone´s classy sleek body and a very light weight of just 133 gram.
Galaxy S II has impressive 4.8 inch Super AMOLED capacitive multi-touch HD display and 1.4GHz Exynos quad core processor which runs on Android 4.0.4 Icecream Sandwich OS. It has 8 MP rear camera and 1.9 MP front camera that offers users a mesmerizing camera experience with features such as burst shot, best photo, buddy photo, face zoom, face slideshow, facial recognition and minimal lag among others, according to IMS.
A model with Samsung Galaxy SIII (Photo: Dipesh Shrestha)
"The Galaxy S III comes with 32 GB memory and Samsung will offer 50GB cloud storage in partnership with Dropbox,” said Bishal Acharya, CEO of IMS.
Acharya said it is easy for the customers to carry the phone not only because of its light weight but also because the users do not have to carry long wires to charge as the phone has wireless charging kit.
The phone has various connectivity options like 3G and 4G HSDPA, HSUPA, Edge, Wi-Fi, GSM, GPS and GPRS, Bluetooth and the NFC. NFC is the technology that allows users to share content such as video, photos, music or contacts by tapping phones together, according to the company.
“The phone has interesting features such as SmartStay that keeps the display from timing out by tracking users´ eyes through the front camera,” said Acharya. Besides, one does not have to press button to receive the call but just have to take the phone near the ear to receive the call.
Similarly, S Voice - the other smart feature in Samsung Galaxy3 - dials the number as per the voice command of the users, if the users have their contact details or a message open.
Smart Alert, Social Tag, S Beam, All Share Cast, Pop up Play, Face Unlock and Eye Tracking are the other features in the new phone.
“We opened the booking from June 6 and till date we have already received bookings for 300 units,” said Acharya.
Customers will get the phone in marble white and pebble blue colors.
However, customers, for the first three weeks, will have to buy the phone from Ncell at the installment of Rs 6,499 per month which includes the operator´s Pro Premium plan. IMS plans to make the phone available in the market after three weeks.
Sanju Koirala, corporate communication manager at Ncell, said that the Pro Premium plan is worth Rs 11,988, which includes 700 minute local calls, 700 local SMS and 70 MB data per month.