Samsung’s Move: The Galaxy S III?

It’s no news that Apple will be releasing the iPad 3 anytime from now – March 7, and even though so many speculations have been made on the hardware and software of the device, one must just have to wait to see the unveiling. It’s not news too that Samsung and Apple’s been playing the tit-for-tat game for years now, and now it seems it’s going to make another move with the Galaxy S III in response to the iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4S did well to accede the iPhone 4, but will the Galaxy S III be awesome enough to replace the amazing Galaxy S II?

While not launching the next Samsung flagship at MWC in Barcelona was probably the right choice for Samsung, that doesn’t change the fact that we’re itching with anticipation over when the Galaxy S III will show its pretty little edge-to-edge face.

We know most of the specs (well, rumored ones at least), which means we know we’ll see a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a quad-core Samsung Exynos CPU running at 1.5GHz, and a little 4G LTE icon. What we don’t know, however, is when we’ll see any of this.

But reports are now leaking out of Korea, citing Samsung’s global marketing and advertising agency Cheil Worldwide, claiming that the phone we hate to wait for should show up in April. Things don’t get any more specific than that unfortunately, but this still gives us plenty to work with.

For one thing, it is known that launch date rumors were circling around the March/April time frame. Secondly, Samsung itself confirmed that the phone would arrive “before Summer,” which leads one to believe that narrowing the launch period down to April seems correct.

Reports are that the S III will launch simultaneously in over 50 major markets, rather than seeing an incremental roll-out like the S II. This means that whatever launch date is given will likely apply to us in the States, instead of Samsung’s home team getting early access.

Guess it’s back to the waiting game, and only a matter of days for the iPad 3, and weeks or at most months for the Galaxy S III.



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