No Samsung Galaxy S III at March 22nd event in France

No Samsung Galaxy S III at March 22nd event in France
When will we get to see the elusive, but highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III? The sequel to the wildly successful Samsung Galaxy S II is not making the trip to Barcelona for MWC 2012, as confirmed by the Korean manufacturer. Apparently, the 7 month gestation period between the Samsung Galaxy S II's introduction at last year's MWC and its initial U.S. launch on Sprint was just too much for Samsung.

After the word went out that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be a no-show at MWC, a invitation from Samsung to the media for a March 22nd event in France had everyone hopped up once again, speculating that this would be the date of the Samsung Galaxy S III's introduction. But once again, Samsung has put the kibosh on that idea. The manufacturer told The Next Web that the event in France is merely a way to showcase Samsung's existing portfolio and demonstrate the devices displayed at MWC for those who could not make it to Barcelona.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is still expected to make its debut in the first half of this year. While no one knows for sure what the specs are on the phone, thanks to the use of components that are 10% to 20% thinner than "conventional parts," including the printed circuit board, the latest leak calls for a thinner form factor than the Galaxy S II. This could result in a device perhaps as thin as 7mm (1.5mm thinner than the Samsung Galaxy S II), with a Super AMOLED Plus display and a quad-core processor under the hood. An 8MP camera should be on back, capturing true HD video, and the handset should have an HDMI output with LTE connectivity. And while the latter might give you the idea that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be initially launched in the States, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus was released first overseas with HSPA+ connectivity, followed by the launch of the LTE variant in the States. In the meantime, you may now erase that circle you drew around March 22nd on your calendar.

source: TheNextWeb via SlashGear

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  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
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  • Battery 2100 mAh
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