Last week we reported on rumours from sources within Samsung that the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III would not be launching at Mobile World Congress later this month – and Samsung has now confirmed these rumours to be true.
In a statement issued today, Samsung said: "The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product."
This is in line with the rumours we had been hearing that Samsung is looking to close the gap between the launch of its flagship phone in Europe and the US, which was five months in the case of the Galaxy S II.
Samsung also said in its brief statement that it was looking forward to “introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012,” however the lack of the Galaxy S III will be a disappointment to many.
The specs of the new phone are still unclear but according to a number of recent leaks, the Galaxy S III 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.
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