Samsung's J.K. Shin says to expect Galaxy S III and 4G tablet in first half of 2012

Samsung Galaxy S III still expected in first half of 2012 along with a 4G tablet
The hottest smartphone on the planet right now is arguably the Samsung Galaxy S II. After selling 120,000 units in  South Korea after just three days, as we reported, the handset just set a record with over 1 million units sold in Korea in the first month after launch in the country. That means that the handset is the fastest selling smartphone in Korean history, although some cynics would say that Samsung had the home field advantage.

Just because the Samsung Galaxy S II has scored outrageous quadrant benchmark scores doesn't mean that the phone can't be improved. The president of Samsung's Mobile division, J.K. Shin, said that the Samsung Galaxy S III will see the light of day in the first half of next year. If the Galaxy S II has proven to be such a highly desirable phone, imagine what its successor will be like. We should see carrier-specific versions of the Samsung Galaxy S II hit the States sometime this summer, as we told you. Shin also said to expect an "enhanced" 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab to be released later this year following the launch of the 8.9 inch and 10.1 inch tabs in June. He noted that 4G is "inevitable" for tablets because the larger  amount of content that tablets use requires faster download speeds.

The Samsung executive also opened his mouth to comment about the lawsuit filed by Apple claiming that Samsung infringed on the former's patents. "We didn't copy Apple's design," said Shin. Somehow, we think that the gang at Cupertino is not going to take Shin's word on that.

source: WSJ, electronista via Engadget

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