News of the Galaxy S3’s Funky GizmosMay 09, 2012 11:00 BST
After last night’s Earls Court event the news of the Samsung Galaxy S3 sounds simply incredible. We are seeing the next generation of smartphones come through the ranks and it’s getting more and more exciting the closer we get to the launch date at the end of May. There are three main features we’ll focus on in this article, namely the Buddy Photo Share, S Voice and SmartStay.
Let’s begin with Buddy Photo Share. It’s a really cool feature that allows you to share your group photos with everyone in the group, but without doing it yourself. Let’s say you’re at an event and take a group photo of your friends. The software uses facial recognition to match up and tag their names on Facebook or from your contact list, and sends them a text or email to say they have had a photo taken. It saves you huge amounts of time grouping people together to email them a picture and makes group photos just that little bit more special.
S Voice is the next feature that is taking the Samsung Galaxy S3 to the top of the league. It’s similar to Apple’s Siri software whereby it recognises everything you say to it and takes commands well. It means you can send emails, messages, wake up the phone, initiate calls, change the volume, shout ‘snooze’ when you want the alarm to stop and use the calendar. It’s so intuitive that it’s like having a personal assistant using the phone for you and it means that when you’re driving you can control your phone 100% hands-free. What’s more, it’s also available for Spanish, Korean, German and five more languages, including English obviously.
The next cool gadget for the Samsung Galaxy S3 is SmartStay. It’s all to do with the front-facing camera which detects when you’re using the phone so that it won’t let the display time-out. It means that you don’t have to be constantly using it and won’t have to keep unlocking the phone all of the time, which is very annoying. Utilising the front-facing camera is something that more and more manufacturers are set to do as it’s mainly redundant for a lot of things, but with the likes of face recognition to unlock your phone and the ability to make much higher-resolution video calls now, it’s starting to be used more now.
These three clever innovations from the Samsung Galaxy SIII makers are really something else. The firm has listened to the market, which loves Siri for the iPhone, and developed their own unique features and functions from it. It’s becoming more and more personalised and unique that soon smartphones that are sold could work completely differently to others as people can make them their own. Adding your own twist and swapping functions around so it suits your needs better means that smartphones will be faster, more accessible and better-equipped to deal with anything that we throw at it. What is certain is that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is going to be the best phone on sale this year, at least until the iPhone 5 comes around any way.