MWC 2013: Samsung Galaxy S3 Crowned ‘Best Smartphone’, Beats Rival Apple iPhone 5

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By Rohit KVN | March 1, 2013 1:34 AM EST

South Korean manufacturer Samsung, besides being crowned world's top smartphone maker, has achieved another massive feat thanks to its Galaxy S3 winning Global Mobile Award for 'Best Smartphone' at the ongoing international mobile convention MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2013.

Samsung's Galaxy S3 has continued the success of its predecessor Galaxy S2 which was also awarded as the 'Best smartphone' in MWC 2012 edition.

JK Shin, Head of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said, "2012 was a defining year for Samsung that saw us set new records in the mobile industry. The judges have recognised Samsung's innovation across multiple categories.  At Samsung, we are committed to changing the way customers around the world experience mobile technology, in all categories and markets."

Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy S3 Include:

Model

Samsung Galaxy S3

Display

4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720x1280p resolutions

(Pixel density: 306 ppi)

OS

Recently upgraded to Android v4.2 OS (Jelly Bean)

Processor

Quad-core Samsung Exynos 4 processor with 1.4GHz CPU speed

GPU

Mali-400 MP

Internal

memory

1GB(India), 2GB(in select markets)

Storage

capacity

Available in 16GB and 32GB

Camera

Rear:8.0-megapixel camera

With LED flash support

Front:1.9-megapixel camera with HD video(720p)

Network

3G & 4G/LTE (not available in India)

Battery

2,100 mAh with standby time up to 770 hours( more than 32 days)

*Price

₹29,480/-

*Price as quoted in Samsung India website.

Samsung recently announced price cuts for the Galaxy S3 as the next-generation Galaxy S4 is set to make its debut in New York City on 14 March.

Along with the 'Best Smartphone' award, the company's Galaxy camera won the 'Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device'. Samsung Electronics won the 'Best mobile Infrastructure' for the high-performing content-oriented smart LTE (Long Term Evolution) radio networks.

Last but not least, Samsung also won the most coveted award, 'The Best Device Manufacturer of the Year', beating technology giants like arch rival Apple, and others at the MWC.

The global mobile technology award is sponsored by GSMA (Global System for Mobile Communication Association), a group consisting of major mobile operators and related companies. It has been organizing the MWC event annually for the past 18 years.

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