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Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC

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Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC
Ever since last September when a poster on 4Chan claimed to have seen an image of the Samsung Galaxy S III, we have seen a number of people saying they are privy to knowing what the specs of the phone will be. The Samsung Galaxy S II has been a major success for the Korean manufacturer and is considered by many to be the best Android model ever made. Some even consider it the best smartphone currently available which is why the sequel to the model would be so highly anticipated.

The 4Chan poster had called for the Samsung Galaxy S III to be revealed at the MWC in Barcelona next month equipped with a 2.0GHz quad-core CPU with a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED III display. To improve upon what many have called the one flaw on the Galaxy S II, the resolution of the display is supposed to be 1024 x 1280 giving the phone a 352ppi. That would be the highest ppi reading on a handset to date. Remember, this 4Chan poster knew a great deal about the specs of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus before they were announced, including the name of the phone.

Was this the Samsung Galaxy S III in a video?
As we have been getting closer to the expected introduction of the phone at MWC, more speculation about the Samsung Galaxy S III has been released such as the possibility that it will be driven by a quad-core Exynos processor. One rumor has the phone coming to market with a 3D display. And while there was talk that Samsung had slipped the device into a video that was played at CES, a new rumor has been spreading and it will not make anyone happy. According to The Verge and some other German sites, Samsung will not be introducing the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC 2012.

Last year, the Korean manufacturer revealed the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 at MWC, so the thought was that Samsung would do it again this year. But nearly 7 months went by from the time the Galaxy S II was announced in Barcelona and the first U.S. version (the Samsung Epic 4G Touch) was launched via Sprint. Word is that Samsung does not want Stateside smartphone buyers to repeat the long wait for the phone.

Another theory, this one from Android and Me, suggests that with Samsung producing the quad-core A6 processor for Apple using the Cortex-A9 CPU core, the Korean manufacturer will try to go one step better by putting the Exynos 5250 under the hood of the Samsung Galaxy S III. That processor uses ARM’s Cortex-A15 core and probably won't be ready until the third quarter of this year. It is all grain of rice talk, but aiming to put the Exynos 5250 inside the Galaxy S III would be a truly good reason for not showing off the phone next month in Barcelona.

source: Verge via AndroidandMe

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