The Samsung Galaxy S3, one of this year’s highly anticipated phones, might not make it to the party at Barcelona next month – if reports online turn out to be true. The Verge reported today that according to their sources familiar with the matter, the official announcement of the phone won’t be taking place at MWC 2012. The reason for postponing the unveiling is speculated to be Samsung being “uncomfortable with another long lag between the global launch and US availability.” There are also other speculations about Samsung delaying the phone for the release of its next generation quad-core processor which they want to use in the Galaxy S3.
However, the good news is that the phone will still be out “before summer”, so if anything – the delayed announcement could be a blessing in disguise. After all, nobody likes waiting months for a recently announced device – if consumers can get their hands on a phone a week or two after they hear about it, I’m pretty sure a lot of people would be happier.
Samsung is expected to announce new Windows Phone devices and possibly a Galaxy Tab refresh at MWC 2012 instead. Since we only have a month to wait to find out, we’ll just have to see. Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you posted.