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Samsung Confirms: No Galaxy S III at MWC This Month

There's been a bit of back and forth over the last couple of weeks but it's official: There won't be any Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress this month. Last week brought reports that Samsung had decided to put off the unveiling of the follow-on to the Galaxy S II because it didn't want a long gap between unveiling and launch. Understandable when you consider the fact that the Galaxy S II was announced at MWC 2011 but didn't arrive in the United States until the fall. However, it was this week reported that the Galaxy S III would hit Turkey (and presumably other parts of Europe) on March 13, which cast a shadow of doubt on the reports that we wouldn't see the phone at MWC.

Thankfully, Samsung has put the whole thing to bed with confirmation that it won't be hauling the Galaxy S III and related press materials to Mobile World Congress. The company even went as far as to confirm the reason why, stating that when the time does come to launch the device, the S III will get its own launch event.

"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012," the company said in a statement. "The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product."

So, no S III at MWC, but we'll see it before the calendar switches from June to July. For those in need of reminding, the Galaxy S III is said to pack 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, and a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, NFC and 4G LTE.

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

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  • bvsbutthd101
    good, cell phone companies are releasing too many phones
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  • darkchazz
    That's alright, I'm still enjoying my GS2 ever since I got it in june last year and don't want to replace it any time soon...
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  • bvsbutthd101
    darkchazzThat's alright, I'm still enjoying my GS2 ever since I got it in june last year and don't want to replace it any time soon...exactly, they're releasing phones so often now that when people buy the latest and greatest, something is better just around the corner. They can't get them because there stuck with it for 2 years, and no one wants to pay retail price.
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  • keczapifrytki
    I want a physical shutter button please!!!!!!! The touch screen button is horrible. Thanks
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  • bvsbutthd101
    root your phone and install a mod for it. That's what I did.
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  • clivene09
    keczapifrytkiI want a physical shutter button please!!!!!!! The touch screen button is horrible. Thanks Is this in response to what Kecza said? I would love to know what 'mod' adds a physical shutter button to the GS2.
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  • bvsbutthd101
    doesn't actually add a phsical button. But I know on my Droid Charge there's a mod out that turns the power button into the shutter button when the camera is open.
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  • mr_wobbles
    Personally, on a MOBILE platform that isnt a real Ultrathin,notebook,or tablet I find NO use for those powerful specs. Batteries are bad enough as it is, so maybe instead of cramming more useless RAM in, they could make it have a, GOD forbid, 24 hour battery life while doing ANYTHING.
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  • amdfreak
    Go Samsung, my favorite in the mobile market.
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  • computernerdforlife
    I'm still using GS1 and she's chugging along just fine. I've dropped it at least 10 times with the protective case and she's working wonderfully. I work so much that I can withdraw my phone from my pocket to my ear, comparable to drawing a gun quickly cowboy style... maybe not that quick but you...

    Android FTW!
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