We've been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of the Galaxy S III for quite a while now. Unfortunately, it seems we won't be seeing the phone make its world debut at Mobile World Congress next month. Though reports had originally pegged the phone for an MWC launch, the Verge is citing people in the know that say Samsung has decided to delay the device's launch.
According to 'people familiar with the matter,' Samsung has decided to put off the launch for now. No indication has been given as to when we can expect the phone to be announced, but apparently we're still going to see it before the summertime. So why did Samsung decide to put the Galaxy S III launch on the back burner? The Verge reports that despite unveiling the Galaxy S II at MWC last year, Samsung is willing to sacrifice a MWC launch if it means avoiding a long wait between the unveiling and the phone's availability worldwide. The Galaxy S II was announced on February 13, 2011, but didn't launch in Europe for three months (hitting Austria first, arriving on May 5). North America has to wait until July (Canada) and the United States didn't get it until September.
So, what can we expect to see from Samsung at MWC, if not the S III? Likely some quad-core tablets, maybe some Windows devices. There's nothing much in the way of rumors just yet, but we'll keep you posted.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, rumored specs for the Galaxy S III include 2GB of RAM, a 12MP camera, and a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED Plus HD display, NFC and 4G LTE.