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Samsung Confirms Galaxy S III No-Show At MWC

David Gilbert

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Samsung Galaxy S III

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 Galaxy S III

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.

Are you disappointed the Galaxy S III won’t be launching this month? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Pocket-lint

Goodmane

February 2, 2012, 1:24 am

Just so long as they add a camera shutter button on the outside and a better lens, I will buy one.

I bought my first android used a few weeks ago, the original galaxy s. Imo Google via Samsung have created the killer device. The screen is amazing, totally black. It plays network videos, music, pictures, I can set my HTPC to record TV with media portal, it acts as a remote control, it plays old console games, browses the internet quickly and pleasantly, is an alarm clock, free sat nav, and the user interface for messaging and calls is lovely.

But the camera is worse than my old LG Renoir due to not having flash (rectified by S2 I know) and also not having intuitive shutter button on the side of the phone (not rectified by S2).

Also there's never a separate shortcut to get to video straight away. You have to chose when you get there which takes time.

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