Samsung Galaxy S III PrototypeSamsung 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.

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