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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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



2. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Not surprised! Even if the S3 comes out way later than other quad-core, it will still sell like a hot cake out in the market

3. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Galaxy S III is my first choice and second is Droid Razer Maxx.

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Okkkaayyy, so I am getting the Xperia S.

5. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

thats better news, so apple wont try to copy the S3 stuff has and say " we invented " ! LMAO

14. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

try the other way around bro

6. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

I read the release date has been postponed to May

7. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

Sigh, so much speculation... will lead to so much disappointment! :(

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Samsung will announce the SGIII in the Summer like the way they did with the SII. Their waiting for Apple to launch their Iphone5. So theirs no point in showing it @ MWC.

12. AndresJ

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Noooooooooooooo, was waiting so much for this one

13. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

as they said they want the launch and release date to be close so my guess is that it will be announced near the end of april or beginning of may and be released in may...the s2 was released in end of april in korea and early may in europe and was announced in feb ...i guess they dont want to have such a big gap between announcement and release like the s2 which sold a lot but i bet they probably realised that if the announcement and release was closer the phone would have sold much much more during the hype.

15. exduke12

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

it is worth waiting for a good product made by samsung :)

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