Samsung to hold US Galaxy S III press event June 20

Samsung has already held a huge press event in London to officially announce the Galaxy S III smartphone. However, the company isn't done yet with its marketing campaign for its latest Android 4.0 device. News.com reports that Samsung will hold yet another press event, this time in New York City, for the North American launch of the smartphone on June 20.

Ironically, the press event is being held on the same day Microsoft plans to hold its own event in San Fransisco for a look at the future of Windows Phone development.

As we have mentioned before, the version of the Galaxy S III that's coming to the US and Canada won't have the Samsung developed quad-core processor that is currently on sale in Europe but rather a dual-core chip made by Qualcomm. It will still have Android 4.0 installed, along with a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display; some of the versions sold in the US will support the faster 4G LTE networks.

Five US-based wireless carriers and a number of Canadian carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S III later this month. However, Apple is trying to block the sale of the phone before then, claiming that it violates two of Apple's patents.

Source: News.com

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Here is a short list of what the Japanese have copied.

Everything GM, Ford or Chrysler have ever built. Japanese vehicles are no better than American vehicles, stupid Americans think they are better. By the Way, every time you buy Foreign you are putting yourself out of work. The Big 3 reach 26 million American workers, Japanese/Korean combined 1.5 million.

SpyCatcher said,
Here is a short list of what the Japanese have copied.

Everything GM, Ford or Chrysler have ever built. Japanese vehicles are no better than American vehicles, stupid Americans think they are better. By the Way, every time you buy Foreign you are putting yourself out of work. The Big 3 reach 26 million American workers, Japanese/Korean combined 1.5 million.

can u just stop lol

I am no apple fan, when I saw a Galaxy S III I thought is was a iphone. First the Japanese, copy/steal everything the Americans design, then the Chinese and now the Koreans. By this time the world would think other companies would be able to come with up with a new product and design by themselves, without stealing American technology or design.

Open Minded said,
What are you talkin about, Doc? All the best stuff is made in Japan.

the quality is not in question, the idea is... while MANY stuff that came from Japan are original and genious (or at least interesting) their history is filled with copying foreign technology... like with the portugese and their firearms

but then, USA is best in brain drain so yeah, neither should say nothing... but none of these matter, the Galaxy is and always was a cheap copy of an iPhone, design-wise and UI-wise too

at least respect Microsoft event since they are your partner and put your event in a different day
samsung really lost my respect Long live NOKIA and HTC

subcld said,
at least respect Microsoft event since they are your partner and put your event in a different day
samsung really lost my respect Long live NOKIA and HTC

Different cities...opposite coasts....who cares. Not the first time two companies events happened on the same day...not the last time either.

subcld said,
at least respect Microsoft event since they are your partner and put your event in a different day
samsung really lost my respect Long live NOKIA and HTC

No one is buying or cares about WP

I've always found Samsung's mobile devices (even the flagship ones) to feel quite cheap. I hope this one is a step up in build quality.

Enron said,
I've always found Samsung's mobile devices (even the flagship ones) to feel quite cheap. I hope this one is a step up in build quality.

I'm pretty excited about this phone. Sadly from all the reviews from its release in Europe, they all seem to agree it feels kinda cheap. But other than feel it is a power house of a phone for sure. I pre-ordered mine already.

Enron said,
I've always found Samsung's mobile devices (even the flagship ones) to feel quite cheap. I hope this one is a step up in build quality.

I have one and when you first get it, you do get the sense that is quite cheap. I think it is down to the fact that is very thin and is curved. When you get the battery in and use it quite a bit, you get used to it and it starts to feel like a solid phone.

It is thin though so i reckon most people could snap it in half quite easily.

sick and tired of this android and samsung garbage. apple should sue them to oblivion! just disrespect for steve jobs. android is nothing but stolen apple tech.

vladmihaelescu said,
sick and tired of this android and samsung garbage. apple should sue them to oblivion! just disrespect for steve jobs. android is nothing but stolen apple tech.

while i don't see "tech" i see the design and it's a shame that the LARGEST phone maker can't hire a designer and depends on copycating iOS

the Galaxy series is a perfect example to prove the existence of a market segment that has way more money than taste

and really, i can't be bothered with Samsung anymore - my Omnia7 was one of the nicest designs, i can't even comprehend how the design made it through Samsung

vladmihaelescu said,
sick and tired of this android and samsung garbage. apple should sue them to oblivion! just disrespect for steve jobs. android is nothing but stolen apple tech.

Comedic response of the week goes to......

Joking aside, where is Apple even mentioned in the OP? This is about Samsung holding a press conference and a mention of a MS event on the same day on opposite coasts.

And dont confuse disrespect with business. Samsung and the others that Apple has gone after respected Jobs and released statements saying such after he died. But business can get messy and is why you need to keep it separate.

The stolen tech comment was just hilarious BTW.

vladmihaelescu said,
android is nothing but stolen apple tech.

I did honestly LOL when I saw S Voice's interface - I know Samsung likes to "borrow" nearly everything, but really?Still, they do make good processor's and screens, even if their design department, both hardware and software, leave much to be desired.

If you needed further proof that samsung doesnt give a toss about WP this is it. Left to them and htc WP would be completely dead by now. Long live Nokia!

efjay said,
If you needed further proof that samsung doesnt give a toss about WP this is it. Left to them and htc WP would be completely dead by now. Long live Nokia!

What? Who cares both events are on the same day. I really doubt anything malicious was intended and they are in different cities on opposite coasts.

And its not Samsung's job to give a **** about WP. Its Microsoft's job to convince companies/manufactures to invest in their products and to market their products. Otherwise, why would anyone want to invest in MS and WP. Not a lot of manufacturers were making Androids when they first came out. But Android really took off and many companies started making their own devices.

techbeck said,

And its not Samsung's job to give a **** about WP. Its Microsoft's job to convince companies/manufactures to invest in their products and to market their products. Otherwise, why would anyone want to invest in MS and WP. Not a lot of manufacturers were making Androids when they first came out. But Android really took off and many companies started making their own devices.

Do you really think Samsung and these OEMs actually like android? Android became popular with OEMs because it's 1) f*cking free, and 2) they can skin and modify the sh*t out of it.

Windows Phone is unpopular with OEMs because of it's strict chassis requirements and because Microsoft doesn't allow for skinning, and so the OEMs are unable to 'differentiate' - which is bull****, because Nokia has shown everyone that differentiation on Windows Phone is very much possible without any skinning.

FalseAgent said,

Do you really think Samsung and these OEMs actually like android? Android became popular with OEMs because it's 1) f*cking free, and 2) they can skin and modify the sh*t out of it.

Windows Phone is unpopular with OEMs because of it's strict chassis requirements and because Microsoft doesn't allow for skinning, and so the OEMs are unable to 'differentiate' - which is bull****, because Nokia has shown everyone that differentiation on Windows Phone is very much possible without any skinning.

Companies like Samsung do like Android since it is making them a lot of money. And the reason why Android became popular among manufacturers is yea, because it is free not because they skin it. Companies skins/launchers are just their way of differentiating themselves from the other manufacturers.

If WP was taking off, then there would be more companies making WP phones. Companies like whatever makes them money whether it be WP, or Android.

FalseAgent said,

Do you really think Samsung and these OEMs actually like android?

Yes because it sells, a lot

efjay said,
If you needed further proof that samsung doesnt give a toss about WP this is it. Left to them and htc WP would be completely dead by now. Long live Nokia!

And why would Microsoft care about Samsung or HTC? They've got a tier one partner, Nokia, so why would they even bother bending over backwards for HTC or Samsung? Btw, given how much HTC and Samsung butcher Android I really question whether you can continue calling their phones 'Android'.

techbeck said,

Companies like Samsung do like Android since it is making them a lot of money. And the reason why Android became popular among manufacturers is yea, because it is free not because they skin it. Companies skins/launchers are just their way of differentiating themselves from the other manufacturers.

If WP was taking off, then there would be more companies making WP phones. Companies like whatever makes them money whether it be WP, or Android.

Android is not free because they're paying patent fees for every device sold. Skinning is a very important part for OEMs and that's why they like Android. But it is true that Android makes Samsung money, but it's not a holy grail since HTC and others are actually seeing declines in sales.