Two overlooked features of the Samsung Galaxy S III that I’m actually excited about

I'm weird when it comes to new product releases. Normally I have wish lists that are so different from everyone else's that no one even reports on those features. With the Galaxy S III, it actually has two features that I'm quite excited about (despite having no plans to buy one) and that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere else.

The first is Bluetooth 4.0. There are already awesome accessories in the making that utilize the low power mode in Bluetooth 4.0 that allows a Bluetooth device to run for years on a button cell battery, and that feature has so much potential that having a phone with the capability definitely has me interested. 

The second is SDXC support. SDXC is the new memory card format, and the S III is listed to support the 64GB variant that you can find in stores now. This isn't in and of itself revolutionary as a lot of SDHC-only devices support 64GB SDXC cards as long as you change the file system, but the S III actually supports the new exFAT file system as well. That's exciting news to me because it means that you no longer have to depend on third party root applications to mount external media with a file system that supports files over 4GB. WIth the S III's video output (to a large screen) capabilities, the ability to actually get large video files onto it is a much needed addition if you ask me.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.

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