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Rumor: Samsung Will Not Announce the Galaxy SIII at MWC Next Month After All

A variety of sources reported within the last couple of hours that Samsung may not introduce their next flagship device, the Galaxy SIII, at Mobile World Congress in February after all. No specific details were given as to why they would delay such an anticipated launch, but insiders told The Verge that they should at least expect it to be out “before summer.” Disappointing, to say the least.

Could this have anything to do with Samsung looking to push a worldwide launch this time around? As you all know, the Galaxy SII was introduced at last year’s MWC yet failed to make its way to the States until the fall. Much of the rest of the world had had the devices for months by that time. With the Galaxy SIII, many speculated that Samsung would try to make the devices available everywhere at the same time, rather than the slow rollout that we all experienced with their first couple of Galaxy series devices.

Samsung is still expected to have some sort of presence at MWC even if they have chosen to move an SGS3 announcement.

Via:  The Verge, Chip, BestBoyz

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

    For all of you hoping this will be realeased by April ( like me ) , think again. Third quarter of this year….watch.
    Delays…delays….delays….delays…. guaranteed.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone here know where to get the clock app from that is shown on the S111 in this thread?  Its the nicest clock i have ever seen for a phone and my galaxy really relly wants one :)

  • Stoshliss

    Does anyone know if that clock/weather widget is on the market

  • Anonymous

    If the rumored specs are true, and it looks like the concept photo sign me up.

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  • Anonymous

    If it looks like that it will sell like hotcakes – I think they should release it some time in June – about the same time and day as the new crapple phone – push us we’ll push back!  

  • Rodys Gonzalez

    just one thing;… I WANT THAT CLOCK!

    • Anonymous

      me too…i’ve been looking for it since my husband had the fascinate…there is a “weather clock” widget in the market, that says it’s that clock…but i downloaded it, and lies!

  • NoahRHPS

    That thing needs a side bezel. 

  • Jerry Barrett

    I want that clock

    • Anonymous

      Yes finally a comment worth liking on this post, everyone else just seems to complain about one thing or another… does anyone know if this clock is avaible anywhere??

      • Anonymous

        I don’t think its real – It shows the month of June on there twice.

    • PaulySays

      Need the clock.

    • Razingkane93

      Yup….that’s a very nice looking clock. Needs a slight adjustment though. It shows Jun where it should say July.

  • Boblank84

    is that clock a real widget?

  • Anonymous

    O mama…. love that render!

  • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

    I’ll stick with my gnex

    • Jason Purp

      Samesies

  • Anonymous

    Hmmmm, could be a number of possibilities:

    -Disappointing yields on the 720p AMOLED screens
    -Exynos still won’t play nice with LTE
    -Delays getting TouchWiz to play nice with ICS
    -Too many unsold SGS II variants in the channel that the carriers want to clear out first
    -Terrified by seeing Apple’s earnings report and going back to the drawing board
    -Terrified by what Apple has in store (LTE iPad 3 and LTE iPhone 5)
    -Upset that Murtazin let the cat out of the bag with his leaked specs yesterday

    My guess is Exynos + LTE and/or nervousness from Apple

    • Jason Purp

      “-Disappointing yields on the 720p AMOLED screens”
      That didn’t stop them from releasing the Nexus.

      “-Delays getting TouchWiz to play nice with ICS”
      They don’t give a f*ck about how bad TouchWiz is. If they did, they’d get rid of it completely.

      “-Too many unsold SGS II variants in the channel that the carriers want to clear out first”
      That hasn’t stopped any Android OEM from pushing out an excessive amount of new devices in the past.

      “-Terrified by what Apple has in store (LTE iPad 3 and LTE iPhone 5)”
      I doubt they’re “terrified.” The iPhone 4 never stopped them from releasing the Galaxy S2, and what they thought was going to be the iPhone 5 never stopped them from releasing the Nexus. Maybe the dates don’t line up so well, but still.

    • Anonymous

      Exynos + LTE was resolved a few months back. They’re not at all nervous about Apple. In fact they make most of the stuff in it. They are sort of ok with iPhone and iPad doing really well in a $$ sense.
      The GSII is still simply doing really well worldwide. Samsung’s in no hurry. The only possible technical hold up is the switch to LITI to allow for SAMOLED Plus HD. 

  • Jason Purp

    Official: I don’t care about a phone that isn’t going to be on Verizon Wireless

    • Anonymous

      How do u know it’s not coming to Verizon?

      • Jason Purp

        Do you really think it will? Do you REALLY think it will?

        • Anonymous

          They came out with the Fascinate and everyone was saying they didn’t get the SGSII variant cuz they got the Gnex instead. I actually do think Verizon will get it, especially if it doesn’t come out until summer.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Has an SGxxx ever come to VZW?

        We wont get this one either.

        • Jason Purp

          The original Galaxy S has, but I agree, I don’t think we will get this one.

        • Josh Nichols

          1/2 Galaxy S phones have come to Verizon dumbass.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Has an SGxxx ever come to VZW?

        We wont get this one either.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Has an SGxxx ever come to VZW?

        We wont get this one either.

        • Anonymous

          the fascinate was an SG1 phone…just sayin’

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VDASTX5FE3JS4HBNSAJPH4SKM steve

        wtf you have Nexus! what do you have to complain about?  the nexus will never come to T-MO

  • Anonymous

    God, the UI in that render looks awful. I hope the actual TW ICS looks nothing like that.

  • J.B.

    At the risk of not being on topic and I know that pic is a rendering but is that clock/weather/date widget available anywhere? That looks awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

    Good thing my upgrade isnt til July, hopefully this thing doesnt have such horrible radios like the Nexus. My girl friend just exchanged hers for a rezound, after trying 3 different Nexus’. It kinda left a sour taste in my mouth with Samsung, since I guaranteed her it was the best possible phone for the money. 

  • Tommy Thompson

    I’m okay with waiting a little so they can release it globally 

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    They probably want their own event to invite media to. Like…*pple.

    • Tommy Thompson

      They usually do have their own event setup at MWC.

      • Anonymous

        Think he means an exclusive event set apart from any other press events to keep the focus on Samsung exclusively.

  • Jim McClain

    I have an idea,  fix the galaxy nexus first

    • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

      Please explain. I love my GNex.

      • Anonymous

        My Gnex sometimes reboots when I click on the notification bar, there is a also a lag when I switch from portrait to landscape in some cases, and I definitely hate the speaker volume.
        All that being said, I love my Gnex and can’t imagine using any other phone.

      • Jim McClain

        well lets see, how about the speaker,it sucks, how do you release a new phone and not know the speaker sucks,  and the camera is a joke, and drop calls ,,,, sure makes ics look bad, i mean doesnt anyone test one before release, folks in europe complained about the same thing and they had it months before we got it

        • angermeans

          You need to stop. The Nexus doesn’t have any more problems than any device in it’s first month of existence. The speaker isn’t bad and there are ways around it. The camera does its job if you want a great camera you wont find it on a phone if it does it will have an Apple logo on it. The phone doesn’t drop calls or data (at least on mine) Im sure some people have had problems most likely because of the area. This phone has been great and has been the best Android phone I’ve owned since the first Nexus [One] a couple years ago. Why do you think Verizon postponed the launch by a month and a couple weeks? Because of some of the problems people are having over seas. They also complained about a volume bug that I have yet to have seen on any of the LTE Nexii phones here in the states (if you do have a problem I apologize). Based on your comments I would bet my bottom dollar you have never owned the Galaxy Nexus, and instead take what a few people have had problems with and decide to call it trash. I’ve seen your comments multiple times and its getting out of hand. I dont understand why one Android user feels they have to discredit another because they decided to spend their hard earned money on a different device. Does it really make you feel better with your purchase to down another especially a phone that a good bunch of people are finally happy they own? I promise you will find considerably less bugs on a Nexus device than any other Blur, Sense, or TouchWiz phone.

          “sure make ics look bad”
          Give me a break my friend. Have you ever thought for a minute that some of these bugs might be ICS and not the phone? It is the only phone on the market with it and it is still a .0 release by every sense of the word and still more polished than most skinned Gingerbread devices released over a year after GB first hit the market. Just wait and see once ICS trickles out to other phones you will see that they will have more bugs because of their skins than this phone will have in its lifetime. 

          Just be happy with what you have we are a community of Android enthusiasts lets try to act like one instead of bringing others down on a phone you’ve never spent five min with. 

          • Anonymous

            +1000 Very well said.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, explain, I’ve had least issues with my Galaxy Nexus since my DROID Incredible, minus the random reboots on certain roms.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Pn1-980zw TheAndroid1

      Expand.  I haven’t had a single issue with it thus far.

      People keep saying there are issues, but never say what they are so they won’t be fixed.

      • EC8CH

        that’s cause they be trollin’

        • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

          My girlfriend went through 3 with signal issues. She ended up switching to a Rezound, which kinda sucks cause she loved everthing about the Nexus other than the dropped calls, text messages not sent and no data. 

          • EC8CH

            That’s too bad for her. She must have gotten a bad one or lives in an area with spotty coverage because I have not once experienced any of those issues.

          • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

            But 3? She would be stuck on 1x and my POS Droid X would have full 3g. She would have to do a battery pull. We live in Los Angeles, with coverage EVERYWHERE. A ton of people are having those issues. I figure your are on 4.03 which is supposed to fix that, but verizon hasnt allowed Google to push that and its pointless to have a badass phone that cant make calls or check the web, And no, she wouldnt let me root or unlock it.

          • EC8CH

            I don’t doubt she had a bad experience with the G-Nex, just seems odd because I haven’t had any of those problems and I’m still on stock 4.0.2.

          • Anonymous

            Trying to get Verizon to replace 1 phone is hard enough let alone 3 times.  Especially when a phone has signal issues that normally can’t be replicated when you bring it to the store.

            You must have some kind of rep with Verizon for them to give you 3 brand new Gnexs to try after experiencing “signal issues”.

          • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

            Bought it through Amazon, buddy. Amazing customer service. Plus it was about 80$ cheaper, since there is no tax and its already $279. 

          • Esn8787

            You’re absolutely right….I had to turn in my G Nex on the 15th. Used and tested it all over LA and had connect issues constantly. Happened in VZ store on my first GN. They deemed it DOA and replaced it. Same issues with 2nd gnex. Second one was worse than the first with other issues aswell.

          • Anonymous

            For someone complaining about trolls, you stating that because you have not experienced a problem it must not exist is quite troll like… 

          • EC8CH

            I never said the issues he described didn’t exist for them. I simply said my experience has been the exact opposite.  If the G-Nex has reception issues, it seems to be they must be isolated to certain areas of Verizon’s network or a batch of bad phones, because my reception is rock solid unless there is a LTE outage occurring.

      • Anonymous

        I don’t know if its radio issues specifically, however, my GNex consistently cuts out the mic side of my phone calls about 15-20 minutes in. A call back immediately yields an almost immediate “mute” of my side of the conversation. Otherwise its been a great phone. 

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Pn1-980zw TheAndroid1

          I actually live in Denver too but have never had the problem.

          I would try a third phone if I were you.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7Pn1-980zw TheAndroid1

          I actually live in Denver too but have never had the problem.

          I would try a third phone if I were you.