Samsung Galaxy S III might sit out MWC

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.

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

Related phones

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 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. lboogy82788

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

I dont mind waiting, Put that A15 in their with the other juicy specs. Let the other ones show off their crap and come out shooting with the GS3 with 5250 chip! HELL YEAH!!!!!

2. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I gave up my s2 for Gnote and now Gnote for s3

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

I had to LOL :) True, it's a never ending wait!

22. TheDinmor

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

totally agree!!!!

23. TheDinmor

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 13, 2012


3. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Wow. I'm having a nerdgasm. 2012 will be some year for smartphones.

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this is going to be the year of the nerdgasm even worse than last year. i can feel it.

7. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

A 2ghz quad core a15 exynos proccesor will do that.

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

gasm... yup.. your right.


Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 11, 2012

samsung is looking to have a better bat life. so i think there are going to come out with a beast of a phone with 24 hr bat life.

8. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

If they just buy some moto batteries that shouldn't be a problem.

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008


9. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I will be right their with you. The sgs3 might be my next phone! I played with an sgs2 and loved it. If it comes out during my upgrade for verizon it will be tough to turn down.

13. Baseballer

Posts: 132; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

me too! i got the 4s but if the iphone 5 isnt close, sgs3 for me! i've beeen googling this phone for months after i saw how beast the sgs2 was

10. jordan30589

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Omg with their "little big technology" dual core a15 and dual core a7, a damn beast!! Bye bye to my GS2!!

11. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

1280x1024 is one square ass phone. So it's not possible.

15. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

im not really digging the square phones these days but eh small problem.

12. Charlie79

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 25, 2012

Was the phone ever really announced to be making a debut at the MWC? "3-6-12" wasnt that the date that appears in the middle of the Samsung S3 teaser video that came out back in Decemeber...? Samsung might have had plans to hold its own event from the get go to announce the single biggest phone release ever by Samsung.

14. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Either way im all for supped up specs and high res screens but the thing has got to have a great battery life. That is my main driver over many things is battery life.

16. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Mmmm I think is time to sell my S2 :D.

19. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

probably gonna have the same cheap plastics..

21. SleepingOz unregistered

troll harder next time.. =]

20. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I just hope the quad core exynos will be compatible with LTE so we can all enjoy the super processor! And what's with the 1280x1024 resolution?? A typo I hope?!? That's too square!!

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