Samsung Galaxy S III release delayed

Samsung was expected to officially announce the first details of the Galaxy S III smartphone in February during the Mobile World Congress 2012 trade show in Barcelona, Spain. However, it looks like we will have to wait a bit longer for the latest device in the Galaxy S line of smartphones to be revealed. TechRadar.com reports that according to an official statement from Samsung, the smartphone won't be making an appearance at MWC 2012.

According to the company's statement:

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. Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world.

Rumors about the Galaxy S III started showing up on the Internet back in December. One report claims that the smartphone will run on Android 4.0 out of the box. It also claimed the Galaxy S III would have a quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, a 12 megapixel camera, and a large Super AMOLED Plus HD display with a resolution of 1280x720.

Samsung's two previous Galaxy S smartphones have become huge sellers for the company. Back in October, Samsung said that total worldwide sales of the Galaxy S devices have exceeded 30 million units.

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As others have said, how the heck can something be delayed when it's never been announced in the first place? Ridiculous headline by Mr. Callaham as per usual.

On the phone itself though, as an SGS2 owner I'm looking forward to seeing the differences between the 2 and 3.

I don't understand how something that hasn't been announced yet, in any official capacity, can be "delayed". What an absolutely horrible title. Even worse article.

"We think Samsung might possibly announce the SGS III at some conference in the near future, maybe."

"Oh btw, what we thought might possibly happen through a rumor, has been delayed."

Uh...

just hope verizon decides to add this one to their lineup. I hope the only reason they didnt get the SII was because of the Nexus.

este said,
If those specs are true... thats a beastly phone...

Yup and most probably will require a generator to run because the battery will die off after 10 minutes.

Diesel 55 said,

Yup and most probably will require a generator to run because the battery will die off after 10 minutes.

More like a 2500mah battery xD

este said,
If those specs are true... thats a beastly phone...

And quite useless too. Quad core , 2gb ram on the phone. Does it ran database server?
Make it overpowered and giant and people will buy.
I used to use my S2 underclocked to 800mhz to give it a little more of life out of the batery. I did not noticed difference from running it at 1.2ghz or 1.6ghz (overclocked).
Best thing i did to it was install MIUI and sold it as almost new. (i got it for phone insurance)
Now thinking on a single core lumia, or iphone4 (single core).

Diesel 55 said,

Yup and most probably will require a generator to run because the battery will die off after 10 minutes.

The efficiency of these parts also improves tremendously. So according to Nvidia chief, a modern processor would give a better battery life than a much weaker processor.
And also, the more cores you add, the more efficient and quicker your processor becomes. Because all the power is divided among the cores.


iguanas said,

And quite useless too. Quad core , 2gb ram on the phone. Does it ran database server?
Make it overpowered and giant and people will buy.

This is all a hardware manufacturer can do is keep pumping out new phones every quarter with better specs. They're never going to truly innovate on the software side unless Google/Android innovates, and the only way to differnciate between other android phones is to keep putting bigger screens and more cores into the phone. It's madness!

FMH said,
And also, the more cores you add, the more efficient and quicker your processor becomes. Because all the power is divided among the cores.
That's about the biggest load of BS I have read in a while. Today's versions of OS/firmware and apps hardly even support dualcore use and mostly leave half that power idle anyway. It will be at least a year before a truly optimized for multicore OS is out and by then the true players will emerge.. Not saying anything but wait and see where we are by this year's end.

This is all a hardware manufacturer can do is keep pumping out new phones every quarter with better specs. They're never going to truly innovate on the software side unless Google/Android innovates, and the only way to differnciate between other android phones is to keep putting bigger screens and more cores into the phone. It's madness!
This > Amen bro.. Finally someone who gets the BS drivel we are seeing in the Samsung <>Apple wars..

Big cojones do not make you a better lover..

paulheu said,
That's about the biggest load of BS I have read in a while. Today's versions of OS/firmware and apps hardly even support dualcore use and mostly leave half that power idle anyway. It will be at least a year before a truly optimized for multicore OS is out and by then the true players will emerge.. Not saying anything but wait and see where we are by this year's end.

What? Android is based on the mainline linux kernel and is fully capable of multi-core processing. Since Android also has true multitasking, any number of cores (within reason) will be used effectively.

The less time spent processing, the less time the processor is at its full clock speed.

People seem to forget that it's not about what speed the processor is clocked at, or the number of cores that's important to battery life, every mobile processor will drop to ~100MHz and use next to no power if there is nothing to do, the best way to improve battery life is to get as many things done as quickly as possible without increasing power intake. This is done best by adding cores or shrinking the transistors and upping the clocks.

This is why on any of the android community forums, people will tell you that under-clocking your phone will just make the battery life worse.

And also 2GB of memory would be great, the more memory available the quicker the phone can switch between tasks.

I wouldn't say delayed as we never had a firm date and this is probably the most appropriate date considering the Galaxy S and S2 releases being in May/June. That aside I look forward to seeing how they improve upon the S2

I wonder how big the screen is gonna be on this.
I had hard time switching to Desire with its 3.7" screen, so 4.3" is max I am willing to go.

Then again I really want Super AMOLED Plus screen on my next device

HyBry said,
I wonder how big the screen is gonna be on this.
I had hard time switching to Desire with its 3.7" screen, so 4.3" is max I am willing to go.

Then again I really want Super AMOLED Plus screen on my next device

Same here, I went from the Nexus One to S2 and it took a little time to get used to the difference but the SAMOLED+ display really is very nice.