We've been lucky enough to get our hands on a new Galaxy S III handset today, and we thought we'd share the excitement of peeling back the plastic wrapping with everyone.

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A smartphone with the works

This protective plastic wrapper says it all: Super HD AMOLED, Android, quad-core CPU, NFC. This is a lot of tech inside one smartphone handset.

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Digging deeper

In the box with the phone, you get the usual array of plugs and papers, including stereo headphones with hands-free, charger accessories and a MobileMuster bag to recycle your old phone.

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Marble white

Our review unit is the marble-white variant, though Samsung has assured us that the Blue version will be in stores within a week's time.

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Slim Jim

Even with all the tech below this screen, the Galaxy S III is still a very slim and sleek device.

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Help centre

When powering up the Galaxy S III for the first time, users will be met by a number of tooltip screens, showing them where all of the most commonly used elements live, and how to interact with them.

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This is the new, expanded settings menu in the App Drawer for the phone, offering shortcuts to uninstall apps and jump onto the Play Store to download more.

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Aussie apps

On this screen, you can see a few of the apps pre-installed for the Australian market. Of particular interest is the new Quickflix app, bringing its movie-subscription service to the Galaxy S III.

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