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Samsung Galaxy S III to Hit March 13?

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Perhaps we'll see the Galaxy SIII at MWC after all.

Despite recent reports that the Galaxy S III announcement has been delayed, the latest word on the street is pointing to a March 13 launch for first availability. According to a posting over on MobileCowboys, the phone will arrive in Turkey in the second week of March. The website's source claims to have seen a list of upcoming Samsung products and says we can expect the S III to land in Turkey on March 13. If this is true, we expect other European countries will get the phone around the same time. We do know for certain that Turkey was not among the first to get the Galaxy S II (the first European country to get the S II was the UK, on May 1, and the phone didn't arrive in Turkey until June 9), so we're not the country to have a massive lead on other European markets.

If these rumors are true, it means a MWC launch isn't at all impossible. The last we heard, Samsung had put off the unveiling of the S III because it didn't want a huge gap between the announcement and availability. However, if the phone is set to arrive in Europe less than a fortnight after MWC wraps up, we find it hard to imagine Samsung passing up the opportunity of a MWC launch.

Other devices tipped to be launching this year include the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus, and the Samsung Galaxy Note S. MobileCowboys' source says these will arrive late in the year but provided little in the way of information on the two devices.

Are you eagerly awaiting the launch of the Galaxy SIII? Let us know in the comments below!

*Image above is from Samsung's Highlights of CES video and shows a phone many believe to be the Galaxy SIII.

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    aftcomet , February 1, 2012 1:16 PM
    Sure hope it doesn't look like the one in the picture.
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    kenyee , February 1, 2012 1:22 PM
    US launches always seem to lag at least 3-6 months from Euro launches....they're announcing the Galaxy Note at the super bowl in February when it's been available overseas for a few months :-P
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    Goldengoose , February 1, 2012 1:29 PM
    kenyeeUS launches always seem to lag at least 3-6 months from Euro launches....they're announcing the Galaxy Note at the super bowl in February when it's been available overseas for a few months :-P


    There was a report done and it showed that EU reviewers tend to give a higher score than a US review. Unfortunately i can't find the link at the moment (at work) but i'll have a look later on and post it here if i can find it.

    Perhaps thats the reasoning behind it?
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    elcentral , February 1, 2012 1:59 PM
    my mobile can be renew in june i hope i dont need to wait to get it ;b
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    g00fysmiley , February 1, 2012 2:02 PM
    GoldengooseThere was a report done and it showed that EU reviewers tend to give a higher score than a US review. Unfortunately i can't find the link at the moment (at work) but i'll have a look later on and post it here if i can find it.Perhaps thats the reasoning behind it?


    possible. though phone as phones are sold unsubsidized in most of europe it is also likely they make more.profit per phone sold there as big telecom here in the us likely pays less per phone so first shipments follow the money. reviews woudl be interesting as well i'll look for a link as well
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    ibboard , February 1, 2012 2:19 PM
    kenyeeUS launches always seem to lag at least 3-6 months from Euro launches....they're announcing the Galaxy Note at the super bowl in February when it's been available overseas for a few months :-P

    Makes a change to the US getting films, games and most other stuff 3-6 months in advance, eh? ;) 

    I'm guessing the article means "March 13th" rather than "March 2013", although I wasn't sure at first.

    The phone on the left looks bricky and ugly. The one on the right isn't bad, but it looks like they're going for "too big" again. It is good how they appear to have trimmed the case and got more screen and less dead space. That said, I'll stick with my Galaxy Ace - still plenty of screen space on there for most things.
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    back_by_demand , February 1, 2012 2:44 PM
    GoldengooseThere was a report done and it showed that EU reviewers tend to give a higher score than a US review. Unfortunately i can't find the link at the moment (at work) but i'll have a look later on and post it here if i can find it.Perhaps thats the reasoning behind it?

    Could also be because the EU market has more customers (502 million vs 313 million), a higher GDP in total and per head of population and a larger number of vendors to sign exclusivity deals with, just saying, if I was a cell phone provider I would launch in the market with the most money too.
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    yzfr1guy , February 1, 2012 3:06 PM
    Here's to hoping the much better battery life!
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    amk-aka-Phantom , February 1, 2012 3:07 PM
    Phew. I first thought March 2013... that'd screw Samsung up so bad :lol:  Eagerly waiting!
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    Anonymous , February 1, 2012 3:07 PM
    Hey duds" turkey is not in europe or a european country! You usa poeple are really bad at geography! Turey is a muslim coutry located in the middle est or western asia! The s3 launch sounds good and turkey lauches dont and never match european product releases.
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    masterasia , February 1, 2012 3:15 PM
    In for one. It will be the most hacked phone on XDA.
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    house70 , February 1, 2012 3:47 PM
    No it won't launch. Check Android Central. A Sammy official said they're rather waiting to get a separate launch, closer to a WW availability. I would trust this dude more than some cowboy.
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    gm0n3y , February 1, 2012 5:01 PM
    While I'm currently happy with my Galaxy Nexus, I'm starting to wish that I waited for this. Oh well, my old phone was dying and I couldn't really wait.
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    g4114rd0 , February 1, 2012 5:04 PM
     Siri has a response, promising some missing features will be made available soon,
    new green iPod nano with camera. www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/02/01...
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    masterofevil22 , February 1, 2012 6:04 PM
    I want this phone
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    Vladislaus , February 1, 2012 6:50 PM
    I certainly have my doubts that the first country to receive the Galaxy S III will be Turkey. Usually South Korea is among the first to receive the Galaxy S line.
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    frish , February 1, 2012 7:56 PM
    ibboardThe phone on the left looks bricky and ugly.

    Probably coz its a camera not a phone
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    back_by_demand , February 1, 2012 8:20 PM
    turk24Hey duds" turkey is not in europe or a european country! You usa poeple are really bad at geography! Turey is a muslim coutry located in the middle est or western asia! The s3 launch sounds good and turkey lauches dont and never match european product releases.

    Maybe not, but neither is Russia or Israel but they all play football in the European Leagues and Turkey is trying to gain membership to the EU, seems geography is irrelevant to certain things and launching a phone into the EU would include Turkey even if they aren't a full member yet.
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    quotas47 , February 1, 2012 8:27 PM
    ibboard...The phone on the left looks bricky and ugly. The one on the right isn't bad, but it looks like they're going for "too big" again....


    Pretty sure the item on the left is a camera.
    Like frish just said.
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    soldier37 , February 1, 2012 8:30 PM
    If you like holding a shoebox lid up to your head while on the phone this is for you. Tired of Europe getting the good stuff before us when we are supposed to be the leader in tech on the planet.
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