The phone's most significant feature is facial recognition which it's taking to a whole new level.Samsung Galaxy S III is official, but not yet for the U.S. (Consumer Reports)
Rather impressively, the makers boast the S III can tell when you are looking at it and a screensaver won’t be activated when your eyes are fixed on the handset.
When I briefly got my hands on the device earlier tonight the feature seemed to work just as promised but I still would like to see further evidence of this.
Voice recognition, a common feature of many smartphones today, was also part of the package but Samsung are offering you the chance to personalise up to five vocal commands.
At its Unpacked event tonight in London, Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S III smart phone, a 4G LTE phone with a 1.4 quad-core processor—one of the first ever on a smart phone. It also has a giant 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720) display and an impressive array of sensors and software that recognize gestures and biometrics to make phone navigation more intuitive.Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Roundup: Top Ten Reasons to Upgrade [VIDEO] (International Business Times)
Check out the list of top ten reasons why you should ditch your old smartphone and get the Galaxy S3...As far as I can tell, the phone uses several technologies related to biometrics such as speech recognition (not the same as voice recognition) and eye detection (an important step in, but not the same as, eye recognition), but doesn't quite cross over into using those technologies for identity management or for controlling access to the device.
It does seem like a really cool phone though, and besides, biometric application developers might just find that the device has the horse power and on-board hardware necessary for adding some ID capability to the device later.