It’s official: the Samsung Galaxy S III won’t be unveiled at MWC, but closer to its release date

The Samsung Galaxy S III is probably what the successor to the Galaxy S II will end up being called. Regarding this device, which quite clearly will be launched this year, there’s been a bit of a saga going on recently. Let’s call it the will it/won’t it be announced at Mobile World Congress in February drama.

First we heard that it would be, then that it won’t, then Samsung said it wasn’t sure… and now the final verdict is in.

Again this comes straight from Samsung, which, regarding this issue, told TechRadar the following:

“Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.

The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.

Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world.”

Translation? As previously rumored, it looks like Samsung doesn’t want too much time to pass between the official presentation of the superphone and its arrival in stores. That’s something that we’ve been hoping all manufacturers would do (emulating Apple) for a very long time (the worst offender here having been Nokia over the past few years, but even the Finns are slowly cutting the time to release these days).

So on one hand we feel pretty sad that we won’t get to play with the Samsung Galaxy S III next month. On the other hand the hype which will be built by its announcement won’t have time to die down before its release, and you won’t forget it even exists before you’re able to pick one up. You win some, you lose some.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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