Samsung China president pegs Galaxy S III launch for April or May
posted by Victor H. / Mar 21, 2012, 5:54 AM
The Samsung Galaxy S III may after all be coming sooner than expected. Various reports quote Samsung’s Greater China President Kim Young-Ha as saying that the launch of the Galaxy S III will come in April, a month earlier than May which allegedly was the initial plan.
Samsung has already officially denied that its new Android flagship will arrive in April, but the words of the senior Samsung executive say otherwise. Overall, it seems that the plan wasn’t finalized at the time and now the latest details are allegedly clear.
Kim Young-Ha spoke to Chinese media about Samsung’s strategy for the most populous country in the world. The Koreans will step up their efforts in China and aim for an even bigger piece of the Chinese market. The launch of the S III is obviously going to be a big part of that.
Now, so far there’s little we know for sure about the upcoming Galaxy S III. There’s no shortage of rumors and allegedly leaked images, and the majority focus around a quad-core Exynos-chip powered Galaxy S III running on Ice Cream Sandwich. The handset is expected to have a larger display, and ceramic body. The rest is anyone’s guess. It seems certain that the handset will come in the coming months, though, so stay tuned.
- 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)
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Aptil is just few weeks away, im excited also to see this latest beast from samsung. Im sure it will set a trend again for smartphones. I hope these specs are all true if not its a big disappointment for samsung fans including me.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 6:45 AM 1
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I just hope it doesn't blow like their LAST flagship device. Nexus flopped. Hope this one POPS! Wondering how the ceramic case will hold up if you dont have a case on it and it goes skydiving against your will.....
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 7:05 AM 0
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im not going to hold my breath, but that would be awesome. i want a new toy!!! lol. tomorrow we will probably get a retractor article saying that the original info was translated wrong and the exec really said november.. and then we will all pout.. lol.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 6:58 AM 5
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This would mean maybe T-Mobile or Sprint would get it in April or May. Then, figure on June to July for ATT, and October for Verizon.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 7:17 AM 1
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Not necessarily, just because it has been done that way in the past doesn't mean it will be this time. I don't think there will be an exclusivity window for the GSIII. There is no need for it, there is already hype and they make more money by releasing it simultaneously.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 8:10 AM 1
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Why would Verizon even want the Galaxy S3?
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 9:20 AM 2
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really? the T-Bolt is a low-mid range android phone with a horrible battery life and an S2 single core crapdragon processor. The difference between that thing and a high end device like the nexus or SGS2 (and especially upcoming devices like the SGS3) is crazy. Atari was great for its day, but its time to put it down and get with some Xbox gaming, gramps :) j/k
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 3:47 PM 1
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Given Sprint's desperate need for a hit right now, thanks to the way that the istone deal was arranged, they will almost certainly make sure that history repeats and they release it first! It will be a nice continuation of the excitement behind the release of the Evo One or Evo X, which ever they decide to go with. After Sprint, T-mo and AT&T will get theirs around the same time, maybe a month later at the most. VZW will for sure carry this version as I don't think that the GN was as much of a success as they anticipated and won't risk not carrying the SGSIII. They will get it last though. Not necessarily due to any exclusivity deal, just due to the natural pattern that has evolved throughout the cycle of the Galaxy line of phones.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 5:59 PM 0
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No words on simultaneous launch worldwide? Usually in US this toys are delivered with delays because of our beloved carriers.
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 8:17 AM 4
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I see you use the term beloved lightly
posted on Mar 21, 2012, 5:29 PM 2
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