Samsung starts pushing Premium Suite for the Galaxy S III

Samsung starts pushing Premium Suite for the Galaxy S III
Since many Galaxy S III users felt jealous of the interesting features found in the later-released Note II, Samsung decided to give them a small present and provide many of those features for the GS III as well, under the title "Premium Suite".

After taking the time to familiarize us to the contents of the Premium Suite (not once, but twice), Samsung is finally ready to start with the roll-out. Beginning with the UK, the Galaxy S III Premium Suite will become available today, and will hopefully start popping up as an update in other countries soon.

The update actually brings quite a few new features, not all of which will make you question how you've lived without them, but some will definitely prove useful. For example, the Best Photo camera mode will get upgraded to Best Face, allowing you to separately choose the best... face for all the people in your shot, so that everyone can be happy with the final result. Another example is the Multi Window view, which enables you to run two different applications side-by-side.

Samsung Galaxy S III Premium Suite video walkthrough

Feel free to check out the full press-release below for a complete list of all the features that will make their way to your Galaxy S III after the Premium Suite update gets installed.

Related phones

Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



22. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

All I'm saying is Samsung had dawn well better hook up the Note 2 with features from the s4 in an upgrade or I will end up flying to South Korea and going postal on some fools. I don't believe in doing what they are, with Androids sure but with touchwiz NO. It just disrespects all the consumers who went out and spent the extra buck to get the gn2 even at the subsidized price.

23. g2a5b0e unregistered

That makes no sense. Note 2 owners still have a bigger, faster phone with an S-Pen. If you're happy with it, then it shouldn't matter what S3 owners have.

21. reyenrique

Posts: 99; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

nice in deed that samsung ^-^

12. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

Now it's the SIII is getting some GNote2 love.Wanna bet that Tmobile get it first?

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

I would think so too, but keep in mind that Sprint's S3 got JB first.

10. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I Flashed the official update that was released in Europe I think it was Poland. So I just wanted to know have I got the same version of 4.1.2 premium suite or should I get the official update for UK users once its rolled out?

13. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

well i got the poland one too, and it got the same features as this one like multi-window, page buddy and everything else so...yes i think

9. nexusalltheway

Posts: 69; Member since: Nov 28, 2012

!Samsung can never stop impressing me with these awesome features.

7. Gaytor

Posts: 51; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

I cant get enough of recording the drawing and watching my drawing like a cartoon ! I just cant believe somebody would skip Note2 for iphone or something else .


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

thanks to xda-developers i'm enjoying it on my s3.

11. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

On one of the US versions or the international SG3? I'm on XDA Sprint Development SG3 thread non-stop and have not seen anything yet.


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

The international one. I still can use photo sphere and multi window though im on 4.1.2.

18. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Yes, but so far at least, it's only international. :P If only Verizon would stop being so picky with their products. :P Thanks to XDA though, I'm sure all us in the U.S. will have it soon enough! :D

3. meloth1991

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Ohhh boy!! Cant wait!!! Does it bring any update to s voice?

4. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

i don't think users will care about it, most of them use google voice search rather than Svoice

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Who the hell still uses SVoice? I just wish they would completely remove it and allow google voice search to be activated by double tapping.

8. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

I think this actually can be done by flashable zip, but no one has done it yet

17. MAXXtreme007

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I have a SGS3 and can't wait for this update to be implemented in the ROMs, but just curious, why can't someone come up with an app like Activator for iOS on Cydia? Imo, that would be super nice to have for any Android device!

20. tedkord

Posts: 17546; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There's a great app in the Play Store called Home 2 Shortcut that lets you set the double tap of the home key to whatever app you like. I don't think it requires root, but I haven't used it in a while so I'm not positive. Note, you have to launch S-Voice first, go into its settings, and unselect the setting that says to open via home key first. Then launch Home 2 Shortcut and set it up.

2. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

it is a really great year from samsung, not only s3 is a very successful device, they also keep on giving new features. considering this is a half year old device, samsung is giving a very excellent support

1. wando77

Posts: 1173; Member since: Aug 23, 2012


15. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Does it offer the 5.5 inch screen? I didn't think so!

19. tedkord

Posts: 17546; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Don't worry, the great devs at XDA will work the 5.5 inch screen in to it.

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