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Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC

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Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC
Ever since last September when a poster on 4Chan claimed to have seen an image of the Samsung Galaxy S III, we have seen a number of people saying they are privy to knowing what the specs of the phone will be. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been a major success for the Korean manufacturer and is considered by many to be the best Android model ever made. Some even consider it the best smartphone currently available which is why the sequel to the model would be so highly anticipated.

The 4Chan poster had called for the Samsung Galaxy S III to be revealed at the MWC in Barcelona next month equipped with a 2.0GHz quad-core CPU with a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED III display. To improve upon what many have called the one flaw on the Galaxy S II, the resolution of the display is supposed to be 1024 x 1280 giving the phone a 352ppi. That would be the highest ppi reading on a handset to date. Remember, this 4Chan poster knew a great deal about the specs of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus before they were announced, including the name of the phone.

Was this the Samsung Galaxy S III in a video?

Was this the Samsung Galaxy S III in a video?

As we have been getting closer to the expected introduction of the phone at MWC, more speculation about the Samsung Galaxy S III has been released such as the possibility that it will be driven by a quad-core Exynos processor. One rumor has the phone coming to market with a 3D display. And while there was talk that Samsung had slipped the device into a video that was played at CES, a new rumor has been spreading and it will not make anyone happy. According to The Verge and some other German sites, Samsung will not be introducing the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC 2012.

Last year, the Korean manufacturer revealed the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 at MWC, so the thought was that Samsung would do it again this year. But nearly 7 months went by from the time the Galaxy S II was announced in Barcelona and the first U.S. version (the Samsung Epic 4G Touch) was launched via Sprint. Word is that Samsung does not want Stateside smartphone buyers to repeat the long wait for the phone.

Another theory, this one from Android and Me, suggests that with Samsung producing the quad-core A6 processor for Apple using the Cortex-A9 CPU core, the Korean manufacturer will try to go one step better by putting the Exynos 5250 under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S III. That processor uses ARM’s Cortex-A15 core and probably won't be ready until the third quarter of this year. It is all grain of rice talk, but aiming to put the Exynos 5250 inside the Galaxy S III would be a truly good reason for not showing off the phone next month in Barcelona.

source: Verge via AndroidandMe

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posted on 25 Jan 2012, 19:31 9

1. lboogy82788 (Posts: 22; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)


I dont mind waiting, Put that A15 in their with the other juicy specs. Let the other ones show off their crap and come out shooting with the GS3 with 5250 chip! HELL YEAH!!!!!

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 19:47 7

2. medalaster01 (Posts: 41; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I gave up my s2 for Gnote and now Gnote for s3

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 02:28 1

17. rd_nest (Posts: 824; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


I had to LOL :)

True, it's a never ending wait!

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 15:32

22. TheDinmor (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


totally agree!!!!

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 15:33

23. TheDinmor (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


agree!!

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 19:49 11

3. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Wow. I'm having a nerdgasm. 2012 will be some year for smartphones.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:00 6

6. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


this is going to be the year of the nerdgasm even worse than last year. i can feel it.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:10 6

7. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


A 2ghz quad core a15 exynos proccesor will do that.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 07:09 2

18. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


gasm...

yup.. your right.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 20:52 2

4. BRUCELEE0503 (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Jan 2012)


samsung is looking to have a better bat life. so i think there are going to come out with a beast of a phone with 24 hr bat life.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:11 1

8. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


If they just buy some moto batteries that shouldn't be a problem.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:00 5

5. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


If they go A15 quadcore, i can wait like an extra 15 minutes for the phone.. regardless, if i dont see SOMETHING about it at MWC, im just going to be screaming...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO​OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO​OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

all day on the boards. Got it? lol

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:14 5

9. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I will be right their with you. The sgs3 might be my next phone! I played with an sgs2 and loved it. If it comes out during my upgrade for verizon it will be tough to turn down.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 23:49 5

13. Baseballer (Posts: 132; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


me too! i got the 4s but if the iphone 5 isnt close, sgs3 for me! i've beeen googling this phone for months after i saw how beast the sgs2 was

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 21:39 1

10. jordan30589 (Posts: 15; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Omg with their "little big technology" dual core a15 and dual core a7, a damn beast!! Bye bye to my GS2!!

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 22:33 3

11. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


1280x1024 is one square ass phone. So it's not possible.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 00:19

15. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


im not really digging the square phones these days but eh small problem.

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 23:32

12. Charlie79 (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jan 2012)


Was the phone ever really announced to be making a debut at the MWC?
"3-6-12"
wasnt that the date that appears in the middle of the Samsung S3 teaser video that came out back in Decemeber...?

Samsung might have had plans to hold its own event from the get go to announce the single biggest phone release ever by Samsung.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 00:18

14. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Either way im all for supped up specs and high res screens but the thing has got to have a great battery life. That is my main driver over many things is battery life.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 01:16

16. bvalde09 (Posts: 172; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Mmmm I think is time to sell my S2 :D.

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:14

19. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


probably gonna have the same cheap plastics..

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 11:29 3

21. SleepingOz (unregistered)


troll harder next time.. =]

posted on 26 Jan 2012, 09:51 1

20. McLTE (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I just hope the quad core exynos will be compatible with LTE so we can all enjoy the super processor!

And what's with the 1280x1024 resolution?? A typo I hope?!? That's too square!!

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