Saturday, June 2, 2012

Samsung GALAXY S III Launched on Globe, Free on Plan 1699

Globe Telecom held a launch yesterday for the Samsung GALAXY S III at The Mind Museum.

The Samsung GALAXY S III will be available on Globe's Unli Surf Combo 999 with P700 monthly cash-out. That makes the phone yours for only P1,699/month for 24 months. The plan comes with unlimited internet and you can also choose one of the following freebies: 10 mins. calls and 200 SMS to Globe/TM, 5 mins. calls and 25 SMS to other networks, 20 mins. IDD call and 10 IDD SMS to 10 destinations, or unlimited calls and text to 1 Globe/TM number. Take note that you can only choose 1 freebie from the above choices.

I also had the chance to get a hands on the GALAXY S III at the event. Upon picking up the phone you'll really notice that it is so light, yet so big. The screen also appears very nice - it's bright, vibrant, and crisp. I've also tried the Pop-up Play feature. I opened a video and watched it while browsing the Internet. It's cool but I can't think of practical uses of it, yet.

You can now get your own Samsung GALAXY S III at Globe Stores or at their website.

Samsung GALAXY S III Specifications and Features
4.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with 1280x720 (HD) resolution
8 Megapixels autofocus camera with LED flash, zero shutter lag and BIS sensor
1.9 Megapixel front-facing camera also with zero shutter lag and BIS sensor
1080p Full HD video recording @ 30 fps
16 / 32 GB internal storage, 64 GB (available soon)
microSD card slot up to 64 GB
Samsung features: S Beam, Buddy photo share, Share shot, AllShare Play, AllShare Cast, Smart stay, Social tag, Group tag, Face zoom, Face slide show, Direct call, Smart alert, Tap to top, Camera quick access, Best shot & Best photo, Recording snapshot, HDR
Wi-Fi a/b/g/n
Wi-Fi HT40
Bluetooth 4.0(LE)
RGB light
Digital compass
2,100 mAh battery capacity
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
HSPA+ 21 Mbps

I have more photos from the event below. Check them out.

Left-right: Coco Domingo from Samsung Electronics Philippines, Corp., Glenn Estrella, and Martha Sazon from Globe Telecom

Pop-up Play feature demo

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