It has been one of the most eagerly awaited handsets to be released in recent months. But when the Galaxy S3 was launched by Samsung at its Westfield Stratford store this week, it failed to attract the same type of crowds notorious for queuing as a new Apple product is released, much to the disappointment of the manufacturers.
Compared to the thousands of people who can usually be found waiting for the release of a new iPhone, the Galaxy S3 attracted no more than 400 people willing to queue to be the first to get their hands on the device. The queues started to form some three hours before the launch was taking place in contrast to those who turned up weeks early to be one of the first people to buy the latest iPhone.
The Galaxy S3 has been described by some reviewers as the ‘Ferrari of Android phones’ and comes with a massive 4.8 inch display that sports a 720dpi resolution as well as a case that has been described as ‘impossibly thin.’ Expected to provide good competition to the iPhone, the industry leader when it comes to smartphones, Samsung has designed a smartphone that runs with a quad-core engine, meaning that it can handle just about anything you want to do with it. Like the iPhone, battery life leaves a lot to be desired.