Samsung Confirms Galaxy S III won’t Launch at Mobile World Congress

Confirming what many have feared for a while, Samsung has issued a short statement saying that the Galaxy S III smartphone won’t make its debut at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month.

Published by TechRadar, the statement says: ‘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.’

The show will go on for Samsung though, and they’re promising that ‘exciting new mobile products’ will still be introduced during MWC. With the Galaxy S III out of the equation, we can expect some mid-range smartphones and perhaps some new tablets to be announced.

While Android fans eager for the S III will be disappointed, other firms will no doubt be breathing sighs of relief, as Samsung’s superphone would have been a tough act to beat given the popularity of the S II, and the massive amount of hype surrounding it.

If Samsung sticks to its self-imposed launch window, we’ll see the S III before June, and a potential launch a few months later. It doesn’t take much to guess which other phone will be coming around the same period.

Summer 2012 is now shaping up to be a battleground for Samsung and Apple, as two of the most popular smartphones slug it out for supremacy. It’s impossible to split them in terms of hype at the moment, but there’s still plenty more to come before we see who emerges victorious.

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