Galaxy S III unveiling due at Samsung event in first half of year

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Android Central at Mobile World Congress We've heard the rumors, and gone over the possibility in an editorial, but now we have it straight from the horse's mouth -- the Samsung Galaxy S III will not be making its debut at Mobile World Congress. In a statement released today, the Korean manufacturer clarified its plans for next month's show, saying --

"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.

"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.

"Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world."

So that's that -- no Galaxy S III at MWC.That doesn't change the fact that there'll still be a ton of new Android devices on the show floor, though. HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson will surely be out in force at MWC, and we'll also have those "exciting new mobile products" from Samsung to look forward to. As for the Galaxy S III, it's now on track to appear by end of June, and we're just fine with that.

Source: TechRadar

 
There are 21 comments

As if the SGSIII would've seen daylight in America after its unveiling... Or on Verizon, for that matter. I just hope that Verizon ends up adopting some of the upcoming quad-core devices soon.

Geikamir says:

I REALLY hope Verizon gets the S3.

Not happy about that. If they don't unveil until June (my upgrade being available) it'll be even longer before it reaches the US >:(
looks like I'll be sticking with the original epic for most of 2012.

bohiti says:

With CM9 maturing fast and furious on the Epic and a great dev team assembled, I now have the patience to wait for the "Next Big Thing". And I have a feeling SGS3 will be worth the wait.

jimijames says:

Glad to see someone killing off one of these annoying unfounded rumors early. Yes, Samsung may be killing some free buzz, but at the same time, they are managing disappointment.

Awful news. :(

I want my new toy. *stamps foot*

NOW! *cries*

Unibrow says:

Bravo, not surprising to hear this. Personally think it's a great thing. Show us the goods and then release it shortly afterwards.

MrJazz says:

Same here. Sounds like they're using the extra time to dot the I's and cross the T's.....

cyanogen-man says:

Sorry I'm an HTC addict but yes this will only fuel further speculation of the build specs and so fourth. so let the rumor mill churn its ugly heap fueled by its uglier step brother speculation such as six core tegra or a car battery or it'll cure aids sometthing outlandish the screnn will be a Halloween graphic 3d projecter wtf people

dacp283 says:

Uhmmm rant much? Chill out.

Unibrow says:

There will always be something to complain about, if they unveiled it at MWC and didn't release it until August/September then people would complain (aka Bionic).

orlanka says:

I'd like to complain about your statement, I just don't know what to say yet so I am adding this as a placeholder for an edited comment later. Thank you.

axne1 says:

the samsung galaxy s 2 looks like a great phone but it seems as if it doesn't respond or act nice when it comes to the android market apps. such as games from game loft and ect....

Unibrow says:

I got the Epic Touch and it plays everything I've thrown at it, granted I don't think I've tried many gameloft games other than Asphalt 6

ScottJ says:

I have the SII and counter your anecdotal account with my own. I've never had a problem running Gameloft games or any other app.

Orion78 says:

Ok cool. So hopefully this means they are doing a worldwide release.

Naza1966 says:

HA they will find big foot before this is release in the us by this year

bohiti says:

I would tend to disagree. I've heard speculation I'd tend to agree with, that they're planning on spoiling some of Apple's iPhone5 buzz throughout the summer. They've got to get to the US by late summer.

nucat176 says:

On the bright side this may mean samsung is attempting to puttogether a joint launch in europe and the US. One can only hope...

verbuyst says:

This is the saddest news I have read this year, this was the phone I wanted and was looking out for to buy in march/april. So I really hope that this decision isn't really because they want to supply to the usa "on time". Because give us a change to buy it unlocked first and then see with providers to give it to costumers.

Europe FTW

BigKenW says:

I ended up getting the HTC Evo 3D because nothing seemed better on the horizon. 3 months later the Galaxy S2 came out. I know a few people now that have purchased S2's on AT&T, Sprint, and a Droid Charge on Verizon. All of these phones is incredibly fast and responsive. The batteries seem to last forever compared to my HTC.

So unless HTC really wows me with their new phone at MWC, I might wait to upgrade for a GSIII. I am eligible in June.

Another thing, the HTC bastardizations I have seen clips of for ICS really annoy me. I like Sense, but I feel like it has hit it's end point. The screens for HTC ICS phones seem...dated.