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Samsung Sets Date to Unveil the “Next Galaxy” – May 3 in London, We Get to See the Galaxy SIII

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Now this is what you call official. After months and months of rumors, Samsung has dropped an official invite and date into our inbox. The “next Galaxy” which we all believe will be the Galaxy SIII, will be unveiled on May 3 in London at a Samsung Unpacked event. This is big, people. If there was one device that we have all been looking forward to, this would be it. We have no idea what specs will be inside, but rumors have it running a quad-core Exynos, with a ceramic case, HD Super AMOLED Plus display, wireless charging, and so much more. If it pushes boundaries at all like the Galaxy SII did last year, you will want to save your money for this one.

Oh, and since they are doing this in London, the Samsung team was nice enough to offer a live stream through their Facebook page. Yeah, we all get to tune in and witness it. If I did the time calculation correctly, it will go live at 11AM Pacific.

  • Skittleoid

    I’ll buy the phone if it’s that blue no question. AND yes I do think it will make its way to verizon. :P

  • Trevor

    This phone excites me in more ways than one.  Please come to Verizon in the form that Samsung intended (AKA how the rest of the world will get the phone)!!

  • dalo

    sorry but after the last samsung nexus phone i think im going to stick with motorola from now on!

  • Craig

    It would be nice if it was quad band GSM and dual band CDMA / LTE. It would then be worth buying. As with a ll Verizon phones one needs to wait for Verizon to get a hold of it to decide how they will cripple it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

    Remember all the hype the Bionic had? And what we ended up with? Yeah. Enjoy the extra $30 upgrade fee if and when this comes to Verizon, too.

    • LiterofCola

      Enjoy your trolling as well.

  • Devintothemax

    So I have my upgrade on verizon, I have a droid x, should I get the gnex, razr maxx, or wait for this bad boy in the slim chance it comes to verizon?

    • http://twitter.com/dark_funk dark_funk

      I’m in the same boat, and I’m gonna wait it out until something with a big screen and an S4 or similarly beastly SoC drops.  It’s not gonna be long now, I don’t think.  The DX is still chuggin along, and I’m in no real hurry.

    • Skittleoid

      Same as me. Defiantly waiting for the future. I want a phone to last me the two years and the III looks like the one. Hold off dude. The droid X always gets some nice community love and is still performing great. What I really need from a new phone is a huge beautiful screen, front facing camera, and the best rear facing camera that I could use as my first camera. The processor in the droid x works fine for me, but I sure don’t mind having a little more power to boast about to the i*honies. 

  • 11knives

    I just bought my galaxy nexus 2 weeks ago please tell me this thing is not coming to verizon!

    • ExLi

      the recent price cut on the nexus would suggest to me there’s a chance of the s3 coming to verizon. I sure do hope so, if not, i’m craigslisting a nexus. time to retire my incredible

  • rockstar323

    I’d say we will be lucky if this hits Verizon without Droid branding, if at all, but I hope I’m wrong. 

    Also, I wish Manufactures had the power to make a phone and keep it looking the same across all the US carriers and not have to come up with a different variant for each one, like they let Apple do. Carriers need to stop messing with beautiful designs, a la Sprint and the new EVO.

  • EraserXIV

    That picture reminds me of the Palm Pre for some reason

  • mmeiklejohn

    why not provide software updates to the gs2 and galaxy nexus first?

    • Keii Graham

      They already got your money, they don’t care about you anymore. But you should totally buy this new phone because it comes with all the latest up-to-date software.

  • http://twitter.com/john_ecko js

    It’s about time. This baby better be on Verizon. 

  • KOBALT

    I”m gonna wait for VZW’s One X to port over. Unless something comes better by December(upgrade). I’m very anti-samsung for numerous experiences with all their products. #Rezound

    • jink333

      Verizon’s verision of the one x is the droid incredible hd. You’re better off with a rezound.

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  • Scott Souder

    I love how Samsung trolls Apple. “The next iPad” “The next Galaxy”. Samsung cracks me up.

    • Michael_NM

      Right, because “The next…” is original to apple. Those who accuse others of trolling, should consider a pocket mirror.

      • Scott Souder

        Maybe you shouldn’t be so sensitive? It was meant as a compliment, not an insult. I’m a fan of Samsung products. Hence my sammy laptop, tv, monitor and GNex. I think it’s funny whenever they take a swipe at apple, hence why i was laughing about it.

        • Michael_NM

          ;-)

    • Ps3y3Ops

      Ummm…Apple’s line was/is ” the NEW iPad,” not ” the NEXT iPad,” DUMBASS. No trolling there, besides, last year Samsung used “THE NEXT big thing” as a marketing precursor for the GS II. See that…LAST YEAR…like waaaaaaay before “the new iPad” was announced. You honestly should know what the facts are before you pop-off at the mouth. Move along now…go troll some fanbois site.

      • Scott Souder

        lol

  • KennyVeltre

    we should start a petition to get the galaxy s 3 on verizon

  • Bionic

    I love Sammy but I really hope they can make a GPS that works for once.  Oh and better Radios please.  Come on Sammy you can do it.  

    • Jason Frasier

      GPS on my S2 Skyrocket works just fine.

      • Jamaicawind

        gps on my galaxy nexus in perfect

        • Liderc

          Agreed.  My GPS has never failed me on my Nexus, I use it constantly. 

  • http://twitter.com/Footba11Joe Joey Malcomb

    Okay, so let’s speculate about the images that came with the invite? Surely those smooth, round edges must be a styling cue in the new phone… But why the little guy on the bottom right? Will this come with some sort of remote/personal media player?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I’m guessing this is a play on the “Ceramic” backing that was rumored…. Hopefully. I want that BLUE!

  • Dan

    meh, skip the S III, I’d much rather have a Note II

    • Skant153

      neither coming to verizon, just sayin

    • KOBALT

       I’d like an HTC with  5″ screen…

      • unaffected

        5.3″ RAZR HD with LCD 2 screen (330+ PPI).

  • Jeff Granger

    Hey VZW! Droid Galaxy SIII????

  • Jamaicawind

    I hate being “that buy” but i dont think big red is going to pick this thing up…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KNEIRCUCIADUADS2O4N5A5WA6I mmm

      Are there hints either way? Nexus came out months ago so maybe they’ll still carry it?

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Please don’t be that “buy” lol . . . But I have a really good feeling they will. There’s nothing on the horizon not a leak anywhere other than the RAZR HD…. 

      • unaffected

        The RAZR  HD will be a very nice phone.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          I agree… but its only one phone. It can’t take Verizon into the fall.

  • LiterofCola

    Hallelujah!  Please be released on Verizon down the road!

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      Not gonna happen. This thing will not be available in the US for quite some time, and never on Verizon.

      • LiterofCola

        We never know…

      • Snowcrash

         The original Galaxy S was released on Verizon (aka the Fascinate). So why wouldn’t they get this one? They passed on the GSII in favor of the Nexus. 

    • Bionicman

      didn’t we hear rumors that samsung wanted to do a simultaneous release this time around? i think it would be in their best interest to do so. a verizon version of the SIII would make financial sense but who knows. i have 2 upgrades this year so if it is a huge improvement over the GNex, i definitely will be interested.

  • TheUI

    And on this day ALL of the fucks were given.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

    i just tossed my galaxy nexus in the trash…

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      Then the text message sound started going off and you went into a mad panic

    • Mike Tyson

      Might wanna wait to see if Big Red is going to skip on it again

      • It’sASamsung

        I would say that would be the biggest mistake they can do. There is no new Nexus coming up so they have no reason to skip (unless LTE compatibility issues with this Exynos like the last one).

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          For some reason I thought we found out that their Exynos chips work with LTE? I’ll dig for that.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            I have lost track of which Quad core can run LTE. Pretty sure the one by Huwaei can, I know the Tegra 3 cannot at this time, I forgot about the Exynos but I also seem to recall it is LTE friendly.

            Either way, I would expect if not and IF VZW got this, it will get watered down and cease to be what we all want and see of value in this phone. They will make some USA version stripped down.

          • Noyfb

            This should of been the Nexus phone

      • http://www.facebook.com/billyNOTnice Billy Gladfelter

        I’m praying this comes to Verizon as well… However. I bet we won’t see the phone until around the holidays.

      • FortitudineVincimus

        I hold out zero, no, zip, zilch hope this will come to VZW. Plain and simple, VZW does not get the really cutting edge phone tech. The RAZR was as close as they got as anyone that thinks the GN was or is in that vein is fooling themselves as it was/is a mediocre phone with ICS.

        I hope VZW proves me wrong and IF they do they do it before end of 2012. But don’t count on it.

    • It’sASamsung

      And now you have no phone until after May 3rd.

      • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

        … of 2013.

        • TheDude

           I only liked this because I thought it was funny, not because I want it to be true :/

    • Jslafarr

      Well than you’re a dumbass

      • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony

        :(

      • StrikeouTX

        Says the guy who can’t use correct grammar in a 5-word sentence.

        • PanicsWhenUbered

          Hey, at least he used “you’re” and not “your”. haha

        • Jslafarr

          Can’t is not a word.
          Then*

    • http://twitter.com/jcardona1 Jose Cardona

      I would love nothing more than to see the One X and the GSIII on Verizon. But we know that will NEVER happen. We have the best network, but the worst phones. Pick your poison. Can’t have your cake and eat it too. 

      • Lavoisier1794

        I suppose we might get some sort of variant…Samsung Galaxy DROID Turnip 4G… in like October. But it will be missing some key feature like NFC but have a useless one (frickin’ laser beams attached to the bezel) added for marketing purposes. Oh, and a new Nexus will be announced one week after it is released.

      • unaffected

        If I could use unlimited data on AT&T i would choose worse network.

  • Kiter86

    Any chance of Verizon?

  • palomosan

    It’s about time, even though I thought they were going to wait for Apple to announce their new iPhone before releasing the GSIII.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Merrihew/550381654 Scott Merrihew

      i think theyre releasing it with/before the olympics so we can see all the commercials for it globally 

      • palomosan

        True, I’ve heard of that, they might be one the official sponsors.

  • Scott62185

    Wonder if/when it will come to Verizon…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Come on Kellex! We need you there! LIVE!… Woo!. . . .Can’t wait… P.S. . . . If the phone comes in that Blue in the invite… I WANT IT.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      Two week notice to London? Probably not making that trip. Will be at CTIA the following week though – can’t imagine the phone won’t be there to play with too.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        CTIA! . . . If US versions get Announced a week a later that would be EPIC…. Verizon? Any word from sources? even a random hint?

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          None, all parties are keeping this thing locked up tight. Pretty amazing to think that they have kept this sucker under wraps and we are only a couple of weeks away from an unveiling.

          • MKader17

            Wasn’t it Sammy that said they were going a little more Apple with products and releases? If so they’re doing it right.

          • Randyball 1

            Isn’t the *phone mostly Sammy anyways?  I’ve been sitting on Big Red upgrade forever in hopes this phone comes to town.

      • J450NM

        Let me go in your stead and ill cover it for you…all i need is your invite! :-)