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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  • Varun Shewakramani

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

    • Spencer Mead

      And 3500mah battery

      • HalfwayCrook

        And 1080p screen

        • UTZorro

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

  • SparklingCyanide

    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.

    • deeoh1084

      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

  • yomama84

    Smart move by Samsung.

  • godrilla

    I knew it

  • Jake Achee

    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

  • …ima 757boy.

    …I got plenty of time.

  • Daniel Tiberius

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

    • DYNK

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

      • Daniel Tiberius

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

  • DYNK

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

  • Dwayne Wilkinson

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