Samsung China president pegs Galaxy S III launch for April or May

Samsung China president pegs Galaxy S III launch for April or May
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.

source: MK via TheVerge

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh
  • OS Android 4.3
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



25. sajithm

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 28, 2011 - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

23. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Carriers can't be too bad, you guys are making them very rich.

15. redmd

Posts: 1969; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Wow so many articles on the S3. It's getting hot like the new iPad.

12. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

4.7- 5 inches please

11. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

if April is the release date then i don't how they didn't announce the phone yet.. unless they want to keep up the hype.

10. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

No words on simultaneous launch worldwide? Usually in US this toys are delivered with delays because of our beloved carriers.

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I see you use the term beloved lightly

22. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

haha. good one. i literally laughed out loud. "beloved" carriers who take forever to get the devices and then even longer to update them

24. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Don't you love them? Because of their bloatware, the Monks of Tibet (with respect) get the new devices before us.

7. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

I'm just hoping it doesn't look like the rendered image above as i don't like that design! It'll be a beast of a phone no doubt,I'll prob either get this or the htc one x as my next phone!

6. tedkord

Posts: 17536; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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.

8. BuckeyeCadet86

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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.

13. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Why would Verizon even want the Galaxy S3?

14. xoatomxo

Posts: 57; Member since: Apr 26, 2011

why wouldnt they?

16. tedkord

Posts: 17536; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because none of their current phones are intriguing - the closest is the GNexus, and I wouldn't re-up for two years for that. Nothing they've got is that much better than my Thunderbolt.

17. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Um, what? I upgraded from the Tbolt to the Nexus and you couldn't pay me $300 to go back.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

21. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 2011

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.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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.

2. matrix_neo

Posts: 334; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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.

4. PostalJim

Posts: 46; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

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.....

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the nexus was not a samsung flagship, it was a google flagship made by samsung. how was it a flop? its still one of the most desired and well built devices on the market.

9. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Keep in mind that in US it's sold only thru Verizon for $300 w/ contract...

1. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

When I'm finally am able to upgrade something amazing is available... I can't wait

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