Samsung calls shenanigans on Galaxy S III April launch rumor

Samsung calls shenanigans on Galaxy S III April launch rumor
A frenzy of reports rushed the web yesterday about an April launch of the Samsung GALAXY S III. As we reported yesterday, ZDNet Korea reported that after speaking with Samsung’s marketing and ad agency, Cheil Worldwide, it was determined that the successor to the widely popular Samsung GALAXY S II would be released as soon as this April.

Samsung quickly took to Twitter to dispel these allegations. The South Korean manufacturer stated that once a launch date is set, it would notify the world via Twitter first.

Korean website, MT, confirmed Samsung’s side of the story saying that Samsung has not decided on a launch date as of yet. MT reports that Samsung is, however, planning on introducing a new, but unnamed, LTE-enabled Android handset in April, it just isn't the GALAXY S III.

It looks like we find ourselves in the middle of a classic he said, she said. Luckily April isn’t that far away to find out for sure, but we tend to lean toward the side of Samsung since, in theory, they should know when they plan on releasing their own product.

Thanks to our tipster!

source: Samsung's Twitter & UnwiredView

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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)

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28 Comments

1. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Nice graphic.

2. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Whenever Samsung decides to release the S III, please make a whole bunch of em.

3. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

And in multiple markets, to add to that thought.

4. imkyle

Posts: 1112; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Yes. Releasing the Galaxy S II months after the release was not a good idea.

5. Adianshadows

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I smell a new Bada set incoming... just calling it now!

7. MATOZ

Posts: 74; Member since: Aug 10, 2011

Making SG III using Bada OS on it?, come on!, it's gonna be a disillusion for all Android fans waiting for the release date, just saying... Putting Bada on the next SG generation it's not a real business for them, now. I think that the reasons of thousands of SG2's sold was and will be run Android on it. I repeat just saying...

8. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That...was not what Adianshadows comment was referring to.

24. Adianshadows

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

at least you have a brain Chronos, thank you for that. MATOZ i wasn't saying that the next SG phone would have Bada, i was stating that since Sammy says they have a new phone in the works it is more than likely a Bada device. Once Bada takes off and is more mainstream around the world I see Sammy using it more for their flagship phones. This is just another stepping stone for Bada. Man I wish PeterlfromSweden could read this news!!

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Its tough for manufacturers, they need to let the iPad hype cool down for one month afterwhich they will release their smartphone. When no sooner or later another iPhone hype rise up, again some pressure on marketing side.

9. Skyrim

Posts: 36; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

What's an iPad? It doesnt like a galaxy S III....So why are you here?

10. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Design better be good or else i'm going with htc one x!

11. Chronos

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

You could just be patient for the Samsung Galaxy S III; it's not like waiting is a difficult thing to do.

12. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

The hard part is waiting for the GSIII while other manufacturers are starting to ship their quad core handsets. Right now quad core handsets are not even a trickle. But soon....

14. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

add to that it has horrible low-light pictures or videos!!

13. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Well it usually is not but....... not when my phone is atrix!!

15. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 219; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Any speculation on the gs3?

17. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

It's going to have legs so it can walk the dog for you, but it's unconfirmed so don't get too excited.

16. rcjrdrummer

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

here we go again. it's not coming out till summer.

18. androidrockzz

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 04, 2012

any guess of what features and specifications it could have???? and improvement for GS II ?

19. byb786

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 03, 2012

it will most probably have a quad core cpu (tegra 3 or equinox quad core) maybe a 2000+ Mah battery android 4.0 (but you never know.some rumors suggested android 5.0 jelly bean) ( but i dont think so) maybe touchwiz 5.0 and maybe some better camera features

20. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

I swear to god I'm going to pistol whip the next guy that creates GS3 launch rumors.

21. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

friends, i would like to remember that if there was no galaxy s2 last year then how many phones nokia would have sold ? what would be the market share of windows phone and ios till date and how many would be interested in buying high end android smartphones? just think over it.

22. SGSII

Posts: 53; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I got an EpTouch last month so I actually want them to delay it as long as possible... No offense to the people that are being inpatient

26. lsutigers

Posts: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 2009

Same here, just picked up an GSII EpTouch and it is a fine phone. A little lacking on the quality / design side. I'm used to HTC and Motorola which seem to do a much better job at using high quality materials and better fit and finish (especially HTC). We'll see, rumor is the SGSIII is supposed to be better built. I have to say, as fast as my SGSII EpTouch is, I'm not sure how much faster these phones really need to be. Don't get me wrong, I love specs as much as the next guy but this thing handles anything I throw at it and there is NO lag, finally. Oh and Sprint's WiMax kicks ass, I am averaging 9mbps and peaking at 14mbps. That's as fast as my FiOS home fiber connection.

23. Forsaken77

Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011

Thet'll either wait for the holiday season or to rival the launch of the next iphone. Anyhow, both of those will most likely be this fall.

25. Adianshadows

Posts: 66; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Sammy has to launch the SG3 worldwide before the launch of the iPhone if they want to be in the market. I love Samsung but any half bitten fruit item will do better if released at the same time.

27. sajithm

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 28, 2011

http://www.galaxys3.in - Samsung Galaxy S3 Specifications

28. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Cool, but BS.

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