Samsung officially confirms that the Galaxy S III flagship won't be unveiled at MWC this month
The timeframe given for said Galaxy S III event is the first half of the year, which can mean anything from right after MWC, to June, a little bit before the phone is available for sale worldwide.
Here is the full statement that will tear the heart of every Android aficionado worldwide, and force them to load up in the patience department:
Thus Samsung's thunder at the MWC might actually be the rumored Galaxy Tab slate with the 2560x1600 screen and blazing fast Exynos processor. We agree that the Galaxy S III deserves a special independent unveiling, that will put the spotlight exclusively on it, we just don't agree on the waiting part.
1. Carlitos (Posts: 351; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
I was hoping they unveiled it at MWC. But as long as the U.S. doesn't get there's 6 months later.
22. BioTek (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
Waiting sure does suck when the wait involves an amazing smartphone, but at least a person can wait while knowing the specs and how the phone looks like.
3. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
Samsung must not show Galaxy SIII in public until it is in store and read to sale. And fix all the bugs and others problems before the customers complains and upset. I wished it is aluminum and very thin 7 mm.
17. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Just give me the damn Widgets already!!
18. sonisoe (Posts: 336; Member since: 06 May 2009)
having seen motorola's done it spectacularly well, gone now the days of replacing the battery cover with the ugly bulky bricky one for having a 3500mah in. i'll take battery over thinnes everytime...samsung, as themselves said, should keep that promise of outing their handsets with beautiful designs and longer-lasting battery.
5. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
I think is a great thing it gives then time to prepare a much wider launch and polish TW even more
10. remixfa (Posts: 14145; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
though im dying to see it, i have to agree. many peeps might not remember but when they showed the SGS2 for the first time last year, it wasnt really ready for prime time.
im less concerned about the world unveiling than I am about the world (aka, the US lol) launch. It better be a spring/summer launch and not a christmas launch darn it! :)
6. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Hmmm...I think Sony will win this MWC like it dominated CES.
7. leondarsh (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)
why u did this samsung? This is killing me....
11. Zayuh24 (Posts: 148; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Is this going to be the quad-core one? I really hope it is. I'm amazed to see how FAST our technology has been advancing in the 21st century. I've become a believer that anything is possible now, even functional jetpacks lol
12. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 254; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
I dont see why Samsung couldn't use the Apple approach of marketing here, by not talking about it...
just to keep the surprise element
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
So what - EVERYTHING that Apple does is a golden standard now?
Maybe Samsung should buy the water flushed at the Cupertino toilets (99.99$ a gallon, refurbished). That should instantly improve the quality of their marketing department.
13. TARDIS (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Its a damn shame the upcoming note for att is going to have the s3 in it. Its going to be difficult, but I'm confident I can wait a couple more months for this bad mama jama lol
19. Jericho (Posts: 302; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Samsung is gonna release samsung galaxy s3 with apple iphone 5. So it can challenge apple directly in a one on one fight. Though i am not waiting for it. Cause i like sony/lg.
20. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)
How do you figure this when the idrone 5 won't be out until Q4? Personally, I kinda like the idea of beatingt them to the punch. Sony has a great design and look, hopefully with the take over of Ericsson they can make a run at the top dogs but as of right now they are mediocre. LG......barely better than RIM! Outside of the Optimus 3d, LG's smartphones have been 10 over par at best. If you ask me, it may be time for Lucky Goldstar to focus their energy back on TV's.
21. ThreeFourSeven (Posts: 34; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
I agree that it is better to announce the phone when its closer to production. I see no point announcing it now for me to wait 6 to 8 months to get it.
23. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6727; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
ITS GETTING CLOSER! CANT WAIT till they reveal the GS III even if its not @the MWC