Galaxy S III Developer Edition SCH-I535 now for sale at Samsung. Get the best Android smartphone with unlocked bootloader Today
After Verizon Wireless announced it would keep the Samsung Galaxy S III locked, while other carriers decided to unlock the bootloader, many customers were less than happy. Big Red explained the decision with some tech talk saying the phone might experience problems with connecting with Verizon’s network. Nevertheless, the carrier must have taken the complaints to heart, because soon, together with Samsung, announced the Galaxy S III Developer Edition
The Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition with unlocked bootloader allows user to customize the phone in every possible way and completely change the user interface using alternative ROMs. That was two months ago and finally the Developer Edition is available. It comes in Pebble Blue and two versions depending on storage capacity. The 16 GB model costs $599.99 and if you add $50 more, you can have the 32 GB version for $649.99. Both versions can be ordered from Samsung’s website and comes free of long-term contract.
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The Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition SCH-I535 is no different from the standard Galaxy S III as far as specs are concerned, so you get a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, an 8 megapixel rear camera / camcorder with 4x zoom, auto focus, shot modes (auto, cloudy, daylight, fluorescent, incandescent), DivX, HD recording, HD playback, video share, zero shutter lag, burst mode, best shot, share shot, smile shot, and buddy photo share as well as a 1.9 megapixel front camera for self portraits and video chats.
The phone is powered by a dual core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm S4 Krait processor, and sports 2 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage capacity expandable up to 64 GB via microSD card.
The Samsung Galaxy S III Developer Edition runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz user interface guaranteeing seamless multitasking and intuitive navigation. The phone features S Beam which allows you to share even large file in an instant by just touching compatible device back-to-back and with AllShare Play can play your music, videos and slide shows on any compatible HDTV or computer. S Voice acts as your personal assistant responding accurately to your voice commands, for example it can help you dial phone numbers, send messages, open apps and more. Worth mentioning are also Motion Gestures, which will let you do things easier and more intuitively than ever before. For instance, if you want to capture a screen shot, all you have to do is swipe your hand across the screen; to call the person your are texting, just put the phone to your ear. Easy, isn’t it?
In terms of connectivity, the Galaxy S III offers Bluetooth with various profiles, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, mobile hotspot capability and NFC (Near Field Communication) capability. It also provides access to Facebook, Twitter, Google Play, Google Talk and Samsung Media Hub.
Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S III include: music player, video player, HTML browser, Flash, Flipboard, GPS, accelerometer, Smart Unlock, Smart Stay, Kies Air, Pop Up Play, and MS Office compatibility.
Is it really worth the money? It is for you to decide.
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