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Samsung unveiled Galaxy S III to compete with iPhone.

samsung galaxy s iiiNew York: Samsung Electronics Co’s newest Galaxy S III will have a high-definition touch screen that’s almost twice the size of the iPhone, whereas being thinner and lighter than Apple’s phone.

Samsung said that the Galaxy S III will go on sale in Europe on 29 May 29 and in the US this summer. The Korean company showed off the phone Thursday at an event in London.

Galaxy S III will run Google Inc’s Android software and the processor will be upgraded to include four computing cores. The iPhone and most other high-end phones are dual-core, although there are some quad-core devices on sale already.

Samsung said that the phone will go on sale in 145 countries with 296 phone companies, making it the company’s major launch thus far.

In the US, Japan and Korea, the phone will use fourth-generation or 4G, networks for faster data downloads. Samsung didn’t say which carriers would sell it, although the previous Galaxy model was sold by all four national US wireless carriers: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

The S III screen has a 4.8-inch screen. In the meantime, the iPhone screen has stayed the similar size, at 3.5 inches, but the latest models pack more pixels into the screen, for a sharper display.


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