We are now only a couple of days away from the official unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the successor to the wildly popular Galaxy S2 which remains at the top of the Android smartphone sales charts. Although nothing is set in stone, plenty of rumors have been circulating around the internet in recent months, regarding its possible specifications.
One of the more interesting and highly likely features the handset is likely to include is NFC technology. NFC means 'Near Field Communication'. This has a number of real world applications, and although found on a few other handsets, the Samsung Galaxy S3 looks like it may be the handset to put this technology into the hands of the masses. So what does NFC actually do, and how can owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 benefit from this technology?
NFC allows you to sync payment details like credit and debit cards, or Google Wallet. You can then use the phone to pay for goods simply by swiping the phone in front of a scanner at a checkout. This technology is likely to see a big investment in its infrastructure in the near future, with suggestions that many services could be compatible. For example, paying for public transport, movie tickets, coffee and fast food could all benefit from the convenience it provides.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 will also sport a number of other impressive features. It has been confirmed that a 1.4GHz quad-core processor will be included along with 2 GB of RAM, providing super fast performance from all manner of the phone's features. A larger screen with an HD resolution, improved camera and of course Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' operating system are all sure to grace the spec list of the new flagship device.
Until the handset is officially unveiled we will not know everything about this phone that we would like to but there is not long to wait now. When it is unveiled on the 3rd of May, be sure to check my new articles which will cover everything you need to know about the device.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is likely to be exclusive to one UK network for the first few weeks of its availability, as has been the case with many previous flaghip smartphones. Vodafone recently added a Galaxy S3 pre-order page to their website, so it looks like Vodafone will be the first to offer a variety of contract deals, with other networks and PAYG and SIM free deals to follow shortly afterwards.