Samsung deciding whether it will introduce Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC

Samsung deciding whether it will introduce Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC
Earlier this week we passed along the speculation that Samsung was planning on not packing the Samsung Galaxy S III for the trip to Barcelona next month. Why would the company hold off on revealing what could be a show stopping device? One theory is that the Korean based manufacturer was not happy with the 7 months that went by between the time the Samsung Galaxy S II was announced  and the time the model launched in the States. Samsung might have felt that 7 months is too long of a gestation period for its U.S. customers to wait, and would rather delay the introduction of the phone. But the rumor that Samsung would hold off displaying the Samsung Galaxy S III at next month's show might have been incorrect. Samsung itself says that it is "reviewing several options when to launch."

Another reason to delay the introduction of the model could be due to the speculation that Samsung is testing two different versions of the phone. One has a dual-core processor under the hood while the other has a quad-core processor doing the heavy lifting. With Samsung currently testing the quad-core Exynos 5250, a possible choice to be powering the Galaxy S III, there could be plenty of truth to this theory.

Hopefully by the start of MWC next month, Samsung will have decided to take the Samsung Galaxy S III on the trip to Barcelona. It might even be bad for the manufacturer not to show it off at MWC. If the phone does not get introduced next month in Barcelona, the rumored specs of the phone will just continue to get more and more impressive until it comes to the point that no matter what Samsung raises the curtain on, it will be a disappointment. Just to prevent that from occurring, the Samsung Galaxy S III should be unwrapped at MWC. Let's hope Samsung sees it that way.

source: AndroidGuys

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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)




Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

I cant wait to see what the SGS3 will be bring to the table, but if samsung wants to hold off on showing the device i say its a good idea.. As long as they can make it better and stable ill patiently wait for it! :)

2. torr310

Posts: 1679; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What matters more to me is when it will be on sale.

3. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

the only thing apple is good at is marketing... and they manage to be the most succesful brand in the world. why can Samsung make such superior phones, but they can't learn from Apples marketing strategy? people are dumb... for those that respect it, keep making superior hardware and more functional software, but include those dumb people in your target group of buyers - make a signature fancy design and promote it with a bang, not 6 months before release, dumb buyers cool down by then :)

11. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

because Apple would try to sue them for using the same marketing technique and unlike Apple they don't want to waste money on a stupid lawsuit :)

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I doubt that tthe specs will ever get so dissapointing that people will get depressed at launch. its not going to be the iPhone 5 to 4s fiasco. Samsung has nothing but impress us from the sgs1 to the sgs2, galaxy nexus, to the note, and beyond. it doesn't matter if its a dual or quad core we are still talking about a solid rumor of at least a 50% power bump from the already massive sgs2. even if they just add the 720p screen to thr 5xxx chips it will still be the next hotness.

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The galaxy nexus is in many ways a step backwards. Its not even a high quality phone from what I've been reading. The SGII is a much better device.

5. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

take your time & satisfy us as you do with your android devices and not get cheated like other smart phone fans(manufacturers )

6. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Samsung most not show it in public learn it from Apple.

13. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

say what???

7. Hello-dirt

Posts: 102; Member since: May 02, 2010

I love my GSII, and now I am wondering what direction do I desire more: super-thin and powerful or thin with a bigger battery; therefore longer lasting powerful. I love that Moto produced a phone that will allow for a full day of actual use. If the GSIII is inherently going to last longer than my day and half run time, then I will be one extremely satisfied customer. Overall, I think that I want regular thin with a bigger battery since my phone is my camera and video source when outdoors.

8. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

I expect a quad core. I doubt Sammy will leave its flagship behind the competition. I also expect an HD screen and much better camera. But these better not be the only upgrades. Give me something I haven't seen before orthat isn't common in a phone. If its just power battery or camera upgrades, or even just a slight design change ill stick with the sgsII. Just don't do what apple did Samsung.

9. _VipeR_

Posts: 47; Member since: May 30, 2011

Samsung has yet to let us down with their flagships and has done an excellent job delivering other powerful devices. While I agree that their marketing strategy is in need of an upgrade, I feel that we can trust them to deliver on this phone. The quad-core would be the intelligent way to go considering dual-cores are common place and fading fast. The HD screen is a must. As for announcing it at MWC....I don't believe that will matter. Yes some will be disappointed but they have no reason to be. I definitely think that the announcement should be delayed until they have already made agreements with the stateside carriers on launch dates. That 7 month delay for the GSII was definitely bad for business, though I don't believe so much of that delay was on Samsung's side of the deal. Considering Sprint has been the first to deliver on both the GS and GSII, I certainly look forward to being one of the first to have the GSIII!!!!

10. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

this will probably change my decision to get a iphone 4s unless theres a iphone 5

12. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

i dont even really like iphones i just wanna try it

14. InternetsTroll

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 26, 2012

Dumbest phone ever.

15. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Samsung should announce it on MWC. they could always bump the specs during launch even it takes months away we still have the Note and the Nexus to fill our high end needs. I would like a better battery life overall.

16. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

"If the phone does not get introduced next month in Barcelona, the rumored specs of the phone will just continue to get more and more impressive until it comes to the point that no matter what Samsung raises the curtain on, it will be a disappointment." It wouldn't be a disappointment if you writers don't keep posting the ridiculous rumors. I mean a 6 year old could start a rumor, but yet you guys would post it like it was from Samsung themselves. I mean even if it were to be released tomorrow, it would be a disappointment to someone because of sites like PA posting rumored specs that people get excited about and then it doesn't turn out to be true. It's going to be a great device either way. I don't think Samsung would release something that wasn't better or on par with the competition. I mean as much as people were disappointed with the iPhone 4S, those still sold like hotcakes. PA needs to stop making these assumptions. They are helping the cause against the GSIII by posting baseless rumors. The only true part about this article was that a Samsung executive did say: "We are still reviewing several options when to launch. We will let you know when it's decided."

24. solidsnakeduds013

Posts: 221; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Don't come back on this website then if your going to act like a Cu#t. Anyways, I believe that this phone isn't going to be released until Q3. It wouldn't be smart to release a phone so soon. But guys I can tell you this IT WILL BE QUAD CORE. I know that for sure

25. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2453; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well, now that you said that I think I'll stay on this site just because I obviously make you mad because of my opinion.

17. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

i think that if they cannot complete a global roll out of the device in a timely manner, then they should hold off. People here waited forever just for the device to come, how does that make sense?

19. zaryab_hussain77

Posts: 104; Member since: Jun 30, 2011

It should be quadcore.....

20. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011


21. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

Well I think the dualcore configuration would use two ARM cortex-A15 cores and those even in a dual core configuration are still good. The other quad core configuration would certainly use four ARM cortex-A9 cores. As for the gpu it would probably use the Mali-t658

22. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

i hope it will be able to have an sd card

23. smartx84

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

just make the device really ready... sammy is in good position in terms of marketshare, and they can afford to hold off just a bit longer rather than risking customer backlash, returned devices, etc etc which is going to be a mess and even more costly... sammy promised beautiful looking handsets and longer-lasting battery, hope sg3 is to delivering that...perhaps phonearena could get inside info on it...

26. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

Samsung is just waiting for other phone maker to launch quad core phones like last year. Remember last year's first dual core phones like LG O2x and Motorola Atrix were both unsuccessful.

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