Samsung says the Galaxy S III will be announced “in the first half of the year”

The Samsung Galaxy S III will not be released in April – this, we already know, because we debunked the rumor over the week-end, thanks to a Korean website. Now Samsung has directly confirmed that there will be no S III in April, via one of its official twitter accounts (also in Korean).

Moreover, the company has reportedly told The Verge that the successor to the Galaxy S II will “be unveiled in the first half of the year”, closer to its commercial availability.

So, hopefully, the new Galaxy will be in stores and ready for us to take home before the end of June. It’s interesting that Samsung doesn’t refer to the handset as the “Galaxy S III” – maybe it will have a different name? Well, we’ll see.

Whatever its final name is going to be, the successor to the Galaxy S II should bring some serious enhancements over the current model. If recent rumors turn out to be true, the new smartphone will come with a 4.8 inch full HD (1920 x 1080) display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, LTE, “ceramic case”, and an 8MP rear camera. With such a display and processor, Samsung must also have a huge battery for the new Galaxy S – let’s hope this won’t make it too thick.

Author: Florin

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