We were rather disappointed that Samsung didn’t launch a new flagship handset at its press conference at CES, but we were appeased by the belief it would be launching the Samsung Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress (MWC) at the end of February.
However, if reports today are to be believed, we won’t be seeing the new phone in Barcelona either. Sources familiar with the matter have spoken to people at The Verge telling them Samsung has decided to delay the launch.
The reasons behind such a decision are unclear but it is believed that the phone will still launch “before summer.” Last year the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S II was launched at MWC last year and while we in Europe got the phone in May, users in the US didn’t get it until September.
The reason for the delay is believed to relate to this gap and trying to better synchronise the launches on either side of the Atlantic.
According to previous leaks the new handset will have the same 4.3in Super AMOLED Plus display as its predecessor, a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camera on the rear and Android 4.0 on board..
If it transpires that Samsung has delayed the launch of the S III, what will take its place at MWC? Well, we expect to see a new quad-core Galaxy Tab and some new Windows Phone 7 hardware from the South Korean manufacturer.
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Source: The Verge