Today marked the Japanese release for Samsung’s new Galaxy S III smartphone, the South Korean manufacturer’s latest flagship mobile device, and considered to be one of the best Android operating system devices. NTT Docomo, the Galaxy S III’s premiere service carrier in Japan, held a couple of launch events in Tokyo to celebrate, with new CEO Kaoru Kato even showing up. The Samsung Galaxy’s release in Japan is significant in that it is seen at the strongest competition for both Android and Samsung against Apple’s widely popular iPhone, and it gives NTT Docomo their own flagship smartphone to compete against Japan’s other carriers, Softbank and KDDI, which both offer Apple’s device.
J.K. Shin, Samsung’s president of mobile communications, has that the Galaxy S III will without a doubt sell better than any of their previous Galaxy smartphones, and the company is predicting to sell at least 10 million units by July. With the smartphone already having gone on sale earlier this month in the U.S. and South Korea, we’ll have to wait and see how Japanese users take to the device.
Flaunting its 4.8 inch touch screen, the Galaxy S III certainly one of the largest smartphones in Japan now. The device also features an impressive 8-megapixel camera, the ability to shoot hi-definition video, and a quad-core processor. Seeing as how NTT Docomo has no plans to offer Apple iPhone in the future, I would say this is the next best thing.
[Via Tech in Asia]