Samsung announces new version of Galaxy S III
New Galaxy S III confirmed by Samsung
Earlier this year, prestigious Japanese technology company Samsung released the Galaxy S III. The smart phone was heralded as the most significant challenger to the reign of Apple’s iPhone brand and, thus far, the device has lived up to this hype. One of the most attractive things about the smart phone has been its NFC capabilities. The phone is equipped with NFC technology, allowing for wireless data transmission and enabling consumers to participate in mobile commerce. Though Samsung has seen significant success with the smart phone, the company has plans to boost this success.
Mini version of the device to be released next year
Samsung intends to exploit the rampant popularity of the Galaxy S III by releasing a new version of the smart phone into the market. The company has announced the release of a “mini” version of the Galaxy S III, which will hit the commercial market near the beginning of next year. Though the new version of the smart phone is designated as a “mini,” it will not be much smaller than the current iteration of the Galaxy S III.
Mini version very similar to full-sized counterpart
The Galaxy S III mini will feature a 4-inch touchscreen, which is only .8 of an inch smaller than the larger version. The device will be equipped with the latest Android operating system, and will also include NFC technology. Pricing details for the new Galaxy S III has not yet been released by Samsung. Industry analysts suggest that the move from Samsung represents the company’s belief that it has a product capable of competing against the multiple incarnations of the iPhone.
Legal battle between Samsung and Apple continues
Samsung is currently embroiled in a legal dispute with Apple over patent infringement. Samsung is accusing Apple of copying patented technology for the creation of the iPhone. Samsung filed a motion last week to have the recently released iPhone 5 added to the legal dispute. Despite the legal battle, both companies have been able to find significant success with their mobile devices.