It was just merely hours ago that a whole new galaxy was discovered. International experts have been sent to London to witness the official unveiling and members of the media were sent into a frenzy. And it appears, that this new galaxy is made entirely out of..ice cream sandwiches.

Okay, okay. All jokes aside.

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Said to be Samsung’s crème de la crème, the Galaxy S III is made ready to battle most of its main Android rivals, mainly the HTC One X which was launched in Malaysia just a month ago.

Should the makers HTC One X start shaking in their little space boots at the blazing news of this new galaxy?

Let’s see now: The Samsung Galaxy S III is supported by a powerful 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Cortex-A9 quad-core chip (No lag? Yes please!) and has a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display. As compared to the now distant Samsung Galaxy S II’s 4.3” Super AMOLED Plus display. As hinted, it runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

It also supports full-speed video (HD 30 frame per second video + 1080p video recording and playback), a 1.9MP forward-facing camera which shoots 720p video, and an 8MP camera at the back. But really, we hear that it’s the camera’s functions that have made angels sing during the official unveiling in Earl’s Court, London today.

The Samsung Galaxy S III’s camera supports a burst shot/best photo mode whereby it’ll automatically take 20 shots and then recommend the best photo. It also has “Face Zoom”, allowing you to tap a face and zoom in. Top notch focus!

It allows users to take photos while filming so nobody misses a shot or have to find themselves scrambling to take lousy screenshots from video footages. Ace!

On top of that, there’s also a barrage of other notable updates such as some new Samsung TouchWiz fixes such as:

  • Direct Call – Auto-dialing a contact for you when it senses that you’d rather be talking on the phone by moving to your phone to your ear while a contact’s details or message is open.
  • S Voice – Auto-response feature to your demands such as setting your alarm, asking about the weather, answering your phone, taking a photo. Read: Siri.
  • S Beam – Transfer photos, videos, files, media albums via NFC to other Samsung Galaxy S III phones.
  • AllShare Cast – Pair TVs, laptops, or tablets to your phone via WiFi and transform your Samsung Galaxy S III into a controller.

Doesn’t it feel like this is the “Autobot” of all smartphones for now? The world is not ready for this galaxy. Oh, and we also want to mention that it comes in “Pebble Blue” and “Marble White“. But you already knew that.

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More details to come (other highlighted features, price, data plans) when we get them!

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