Samsung to release Galaxy S III this month

Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled their latest Galaxy model in their hopes to shake up the smartphone market.

This latest device boasts of a high-definition screen that is twice the size of the iPhone and is thinner and lighter than the latter.

Samsung’s Galaxy line is the iPhone’s biggest competitor. The company said that the Galaxy S III is going to be on sale in Europe starting May 29 and this summer in the US.

The S III will run on Google Inc. Android OS. It is also said that the Galaxy S III runs on a quad core processor. Its competitors run only run dual core processors though there are a handful that run on quad core.

This is the company’s biggest launch as the device will be on sale in 145 countries worldwide and 296 telecommunication companies distributing the phone.

In 4G capable countries, like US, Japan and Korea, the phone will use 4G networks for better download speeds.

Samsung’s Galaxy line was first released in 2010.

The company will also release a pad that lets you charge your S III when you place it on top of it. No need to connect a cable for you to be able to charge your phone.

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Samsung overtakes Nokia at the top

Samsung Electronics shook the mobile phone market as they become the world’s biggest mobile handset maker during the first quarter of this year. They were able to get about ¼ of the total mobile sales overcoming the struggling Nokia Corp.

The data came for England based research firm Strategy Analysis.

The South Korean company ended the first three months of the year with 36% more handsets shipped the previous year even outselling Apple, Inc. in the smartphone business. The company’s smartphone shipments tripled on high demand of their handsets namely the Galaxy line handsets. They have a share of 30.6% in the smartphone market. Apple only has about 24.1% share.

During the first quarter of this year, Samsung had a share of 25.4% of the global mobile handset market. They were able to ship about 93.5 million devices around the world. During the same time last year, they only shipped around 68.9 million. Of those that were shipped, 44.5 million units were smartphones up from 12.6 million from last year.

Nokia had a 22.5% share of the total market dropping from 24% from the previous year. They were able to ship 82.7 million units during the first quarter.

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