Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd last week launched the much anticipated GALAXY S III in Botswana.
The new phone was launched to dealers on the 21st of June and was made available to consumers in Botswana from 23 June through Samsung Brand Store (Game City), Home Corp (Gaborone), Mascom Stores, Orange Stores, beMOBILE stores, Cellphone Warehouse stores and Cell City stores countrywide.
Mokgethi Magapa, Samsung Electronics Country Manager-Botswana, said the company was happy to bring the product to the local market.
“The GALAXY S III enables the most seamless and human-centric mobile experience. We are very excited to finally bring this highly anticipated hand set to Batswana,” Magapa said. “As Samsung we continue (to) push the envelope to ensure that our consumers experience cutting edge technologies in their countries of abode. I believe that the unique features incorporated in the GALAXY S III will create a new level of smartphone experience and will be especially loved by consumers in Botswana, and it will redefine our interaction with smartphones as we know it.”
Beginning in Europe and MENA, the GALAXY S III is being launched across the globe, with the World Tour held in major cities including Sydney, New Delhi, Dubai, Moscow, Sao Paolo, Beijing, Seoul, New York and Tokyo.
The World Tour will give local attendees the chance to get their first hands-on moment with the new handset, with an introduction from Samsung executives and the opportunity to try some of the ground-breaking features of the GALAXY S III for themselves.
Introducing Natural Interaction
The GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone ÔÇôreading an e-book or browsing the web for instance ÔÇôby having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.
The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favourite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.
In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.
Easy and Instant Sharing
The Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user -it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the
new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon AndroidÔäó BeamÔäó, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.
‘AllShare Play’ can be used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers, witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device. The preloaded ‘Dropbox’ application provides an even more convenient sharing experience, supplying 50GB of free storage for two years for not just image and music files, but now also for video content. With the GALAXY S III files can also be instantly uploaded through data networks without requiring WiFi access.
Human-centric Design with Uncompromised Performance.
The GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature, its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.
With a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.