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Samsung teases ‘something new’ for CES, reveals full Galaxy S III ‘Premium Suite’ features

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Samsung’s on a roll with news tonight. It has put up a teaser for a new device to be launched at CES next month, as well a further look at its upcoming Premium Suite Upgrade for the Galaxy S III.

A clip on the Samsung Tomorrow website promises “something new” at CES — though it’s short on details and heavy on marketing jargon (Innovation! Ideas! Design! Dreams! Wonder! THE FUTURE!). It’s only been seven months since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S III, but there’s still a crazy chance it may divulge some details on its successor the Galaxy S IV. Otherwise, I have no idea what Samsung is getting so worked up over.

Samsung isn’t holding back with the Galaxy S III’s Premium Suite Upgrade — a fancy name for a bunch of new Samsung-only features coming alongside an upcoming Android Jelly Bean update. Among the new features, Samsung’s flagship smartphone will get a new low light camera shot option and the ability to choose the best face for people in a group shot. The latter feature originally appeared on the Galaxy Note II, as will some previously announced Premium Suite features, including the ability to open two apps at the same time.

Unfortunately, availability of the Premium Suite upgrade hasn’t been announced yet (because it’s mostly up to the carriers).

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