Samsung did not launch the Galaxy S III at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as was expected by many, but there have been rumors they will next month. While the company has downplayed these rumors, they have admitted it will be in the first half of this year closer to the availability of the Galaxy S III. Perhaps Samsung’s media event in Paris on 22nd March will be the magic date.
ZDNet Korea claims Samsung is planning itself known at the 2012 London Olympics, in April. However, Samsung has directly denied an April appearance of the Galaxy S III. They indicate it will be revealed closer to its availability date. However, it is clear Samsung is playing games with the public appetite for information and anticipation of the next gen Galaxy phones. They did promise to reveal the date at least once on Twitter already. Another rumored date was in May, without corroboration.
Regardless of the exact launch date, this is good marketing strategy. While the buzz has died out about devices paraded around at the MWC 2012, there is no end to the talk about Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
Samsung is due to release its new software application for mobile payments, called Samsung Card, integrated on the Galaxy S III. They held out from showing the Galaxy S III at the MWC because they want to deny their competitors the opportunity to duplicate their advances prior to the release of the Galaxy S III. Then there is the act of balancing the Apple on the head. So everyone’s on pins and needles, not less so Samsung.
Whenever the launch date is, you can rest assured the Samsung Galaxy S III will have everything you expect and more. For example, it will harbor a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos CPU by Samsung. The rear camera will be 8MP, while the front will be a whopping 2MP! Certainly, you can expect LTE 4th Gen to be part of the package.
The display will be an astounding 4.8” and full HD, at 1080 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. One source claims the rear camera might be as big as 12MP. While it seems unbelievable, there is a slim chance of truth in this one.
One thing we can be sure of is that Americans will have to wait a few months longer than those elsewhere around the world. Traditionally, Samsung products have launched a few months delayed in the U.S. Take for example the Samsung Note and the Galaxy S II. It will likely be the same for the Galaxy S III.