Confirmed: Samsung Galaxy S III will not be at Mobile World Congress, separate event to follow


Though many assumed that the Samsung Galaxy S III would be unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, we can hang up any hopes of that happening. The event seemed like the logical place to host a coming out party for the successor to the Galaxy S II, the flagship handset revealed at the global trade show a little over a year ago, but uncertainty arose after Samsung executives suggested they were still reviewing the possibility. Samsung has confirmed in a statement released to TechRadar that we will have to wait for a separate event to get our first official glimpse at the GS3. Yes, the phone is just too big of a deal to have to share floor space with Samsung’s other new devices. That or the latest Galaxy S device isn’t quite ready to greet the public. Here is the full note from Samsung:

“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.”

[via TechRadar]

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  1. I dont mind waiting if it means a better phone… hint quadcore..

    1. And 3500mah battery

      1. And 1080p screen

        1. Super AMOLED Plus 1080p, LTE, and a partridge in a pear tree. (hey, at least it rhymed)

  2. Makes sense, I don’t mind seeing as how long a gap there was last year for us people in the USA.  This should be a lot more reasonable.

    1. i agree… what’s the point of unveiling the device and waiting if we (people here in US) can’t have them till late this year? i rather see the product later and i hope they put that monster exynos quad core chip in it

  3. Smart move by Samsung.

  4. I knew it

  5. I agree with the other comments.. there was a long delay between the Galaxy S2’s announcement and availability that made the handset feel dated when it finally came to the US. Even at MWC the international model was given a release date but it was delayed several times for the UK and surrounding countries. I think this is a smart move, holding off on the announcement until the product is close to being ready for production

  6. …I got plenty of time.

  7. Simultaneous worldwide release plz!  Also no BS names other than SGS3

    1. Tell that to the carriers…U.S …u guys have seriously some gay lame ass names for phones…

      1. Agreed.  US’ big corporations are very out of touch with the people.  

  8. dammit I wanted to get one as soon as it arrived and then gloat over the Americans for months :P

  9. My Galaxy S I contract is up in November… Hello GSIII :D

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