Mar 05 AT 12:10 PM Nick Gray 30 Comments

Samsung takes to Twitter and denies recent Galaxy S III April launch date rumors

Samsung Galaxy Rumor Image via: https://twitter.com/#!/samsungtomorrow/status/175503826055475200

We have some bad news for those waiting patiently for the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung has just sent out a tweet denying the recent rumors that the Galaxy S III would be unveiled this month and could show up in stores as early as April. According to Samsung, the launch details of the Galaxy S III have not yet been finalized, but once they are, details will be made available via Twitter.

Samsung also provided an official statement to The Verge which claims the phone will be unveiled in the first half of the year. The launguage Samsung uses is vague, leaving open the possibility that the phone could still be unveiled in March.

The successor to the GALAXY S II smartphone will be unveiled in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product. We cannot confirm the detailed information at the moment.Samsung

Rumors about the delayed Samsung Galaxy S III indicated that Samsung wanted to purposefully push back the launch date to shorten up the time delay between the global and US launch of the device. If that is the case, we could see Samsung push back the launch of the Galaxy S III to June so that the U.S. service providers have enough time to test the handsets on their 3G and 4G networks.

We know that Samsung has something really special planned for the S III, but we’re not sure how much longer the general public will be willing to wait once they see the new HTC One series hit store shelves in early April. How long are you willing to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S III?

Via: The Verge

Source: Samsung Twitter

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • spazby

    It’s all good, we still love all the rumors, keep em coming and keep em juicy

  • copa

    HTC One X it is then

    • MrDSL

      Yeah…too bad you’ll be stuck connected to a charging cable all day with that 1,8** non removable battery.

  • cwjones4

    well, at least they confirmed it will be released in the 1st half of the year. hopefully we’ll see an announcement soon! I would love to pick this up along with the nexus tab

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      Samsung sad that the phone will be “unveiled” in the first half of the year, not released. We’re still looking at a 2-6 week gap between the phone’s unveiling and when it will be available to purchase.

      • thekaz

        I can wait. It looks worth waiting for!

      • cwjones4

        based on the hype for this launch and the rumors they are going to do an “apple style” release worldwide, you can imagine they are more likely to have the release sooner after the announcement rather than later. it may end up being or a week or 2 into the 2nd half of the year; sue me

      • cwjones4

        based on the hype for this launch and the rumors they are going to do an “apple style” release worldwide, you can imagine they are more likely to have the release sooner after the announcement rather than later. it may end up being or a week or 2 into the 2nd half of the year.

      • eallan

        Yeah, you don’t know that.

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          true, I don’t know that. But I do know how Samsung and other manufacturers have announced and subsequently released phones over the past five years. The only real exception to that rule was the announcement and launch of the Nexus One by Google.

  • n25philly

    It was real, they just meant April 2013 for the US. We’re getting it fast this time!

  • Slith

    I wonder what they are waiting on? Surprise processor built in-house?

  • Chris Lewis

    I like how Samsung actually knocks down false rumors!

    • WlfHart

      It’s nice not getting my hopes to far up, but still breaks my heart.

  • http://blog.artesea.co.uk artesea

    With my upgrade date pushed back by Vodafone from April to June, not bothered about a delay, however not too keen that manufacturers are pushing back dates because the US isn’t ready. The GS2 sold well in Europe and delays will result in people heading to HTC.

  • R.S

    I’m sure I’m in the minority here but I’m okay with a later release. Products that are rushed are more likely to have issues.

    Plus , IMO, releasing a new model approximately half a year (in the US) after your previous version, probably wouldn’t sit too well with people.

  • BigCiX

    If the note recieves ICS by then (and the price drops) ill be snatching that device up.

  • Dirge

    “Rumors about the delayed Samsung Galaxy S III”

    Why do people keep saying a phone is delayed when it hasn’t even been announced yet? The same was said when the Galaxy Nexus US launch date wasn’t even announced and people kept saying it was delayed.

    Back on topic, I’m willing to wait anytime this year for it since my upgrade is in August :)

  • Joel

    Rather disappointing but we all know that a late release is better than a bad one….even so…its not even ‘Late” since we never actuallyheard a confirmed a date anyway.

    keep your pants on my friends…this is the GSIII we’re talking about, gotta be worth the wait :)

  • MrDSL

    Why do people keep comparing the HTX One X to this phone?

    Name one HTC phone with a 4.3+ screen thats been released within the last year that has good battery life…There isn’t one!!

    So HTC specs a monster with a 1800 non removable battery and everyone wants to jump on it?

    Just wait for the HTC One XMAXX to come out a couple months after with a bigger battery once everyone figured out this phone will last a good 2 hours.

  • Hall Lo

    No problem I can wait :) as long as they do not change the date for “commercial availability of the product”, its still good

  • CJ LaFleur

    I will wait until it comes out! I don’t care as long as it is released in a timeley manner.

  • aranea

    I’ve just suggested someone to wait for S3 coming in April to buy a new phone. Now I feel kinds bad. I hope this is just a marketing gimmick and It’ll be on the shelves in April or May.

  • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

    I really want to believe all the rumors about this phone, but I’m having a hard time imagining how Samsung would be able to get a 1080p display that small. I even have a hard time imagining why anyone would want a 1080p display that small. Last time I checked, it’s nearly impossible to pick out individual pixels on a 720p display that’s 4.7-inches.

  • Miku

    I’ll wait to see reviews of one x. If battery is bad than I’ll buy sg3 or wait one x with better battery.

  • Nathan D.

    Well most likely I’ll wait for Samsung to unveil it to make a choice between the one x or GS3

  • h0ruza

    Samsung should take there time as the whole world is expecting a stormer of a phone.

    If the wait means the whole world gets the same internals and a global release then let’s it’s all good.

    Ultra magnus super duper amoled plus turbo come to daddy.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Their is no reason for samsung to rush they have alot at stake. It’s pretty clear to me that what they will introduce will be very special to the industry. I applaud htc and their One series of device they look pretty exceptional. They had a great showing at MWC last week. If i was samsung i would announce in June holding a big private event then release in July/August. This would off set any useless apple iphone announcements you know how dum they are…

    • squiddy20

      1. “It’s pretty clear to me that what they will introduce will be very special to the industry” Ok. So what? It’s “pretty clear” to all of us. Thank you for that blindingly brilliant observation Captain Obvious. Anything else well known that you’d like to “announce” to the world?
      2. “If i was samsung i would announce in June holding a big private event then release in July/August.” Well, you’re not Samsung and never will be. You’re too much of a bandwagon jumper for Samsung to even want you.
      3. “you know how dum they are” The fact that you can’t even spell a simple four letter word such as “dumb” (the correct spelling) only serves to underscore how “dum” you really are. Go get a better education instead of stupidly wasting all your “useless” money on trivial cell phones Richard. You desperately need it.

    • Steam

      Holy shit. You really are >< that close to going completely over the edge, aren't you? How many mental institutions have you been in, Richard? I stand by what I said about the Bowery Mission screwing you for not getting you the mental help that you need.

  1. It’s all good, we still love all the rumors, keep em coming and keep em juicy

  2. copaGuest 3 years ago

    HTC One X it is then

    • Yeah…too bad you’ll be stuck connected to a charging cable all day with that 1,8** non removable battery.

  3. well, at least they confirmed it will be released in the 1st half of the year. hopefully we’ll see an announcement soon! I would love to pick this up along with the nexus tab

    • Samsung sad that the phone will be “unveiled” in the first half of the year, not released. We’re still looking at a 2-6 week gap between the phone’s unveiling and when it will be available to purchase.

      • I can wait. It looks worth waiting for!

      • based on the hype for this launch and the rumors they are going to do an “apple style” release worldwide, you can imagine they are more likely to have the release sooner after the announcement rather than later. it may end up being or a week or 2 into the 2nd half of the year; sue me

      • based on the hype for this launch and the rumors they are going to do an “apple style” release worldwide, you can imagine they are more likely to have the release sooner after the announcement rather than later. it may end up being or a week or 2 into the 2nd half of the year.

      • Yeah, you don’t know that.

        • true, I don’t know that. But I do know how Samsung and other manufacturers have announced and subsequently released phones over the past five years. The only real exception to that rule was the announcement and launch of the Nexus One by Google.

  4. It was real, they just meant April 2013 for the US. We’re getting it fast this time!

  5. I wonder what they are waiting on? Surprise processor built in-house?

  6. I like how Samsung actually knocks down false rumors!

  7. With my upgrade date pushed back by Vodafone from April to June, not bothered about a delay, however not too keen that manufacturers are pushing back dates because the US isn’t ready. The GS2 sold well in Europe and delays will result in people heading to HTC.

  8. I’m sure I’m in the minority here but I’m okay with a later release. Products that are rushed are more likely to have issues.

    Plus , IMO, releasing a new model approximately half a year (in the US) after your previous version, probably wouldn’t sit too well with people.

  9. If the note recieves ICS by then (and the price drops) ill be snatching that device up.

  10. “Rumors about the delayed Samsung Galaxy S III”

    Why do people keep saying a phone is delayed when it hasn’t even been announced yet? The same was said when the Galaxy Nexus US launch date wasn’t even announced and people kept saying it was delayed.

    Back on topic, I’m willing to wait anytime this year for it since my upgrade is in August :)

  11. Rather disappointing but we all know that a late release is better than a bad one….even so…its not even ‘Late” since we never actuallyheard a confirmed a date anyway.

    keep your pants on my friends…this is the GSIII we’re talking about, gotta be worth the wait :)

  12. Why do people keep comparing the HTX One X to this phone?

    Name one HTC phone with a 4.3+ screen thats been released within the last year that has good battery life…There isn’t one!!

    So HTC specs a monster with a 1800 non removable battery and everyone wants to jump on it?

    Just wait for the HTC One XMAXX to come out a couple months after with a bigger battery once everyone figured out this phone will last a good 2 hours.

  13. No problem I can wait :) as long as they do not change the date for “commercial availability of the product”, its still good

  14. I will wait until it comes out! I don’t care as long as it is released in a timeley manner.

  15. I’ve just suggested someone to wait for S3 coming in April to buy a new phone. Now I feel kinds bad. I hope this is just a marketing gimmick and It’ll be on the shelves in April or May.

  16. I really want to believe all the rumors about this phone, but I’m having a hard time imagining how Samsung would be able to get a 1080p display that small. I even have a hard time imagining why anyone would want a 1080p display that small. Last time I checked, it’s nearly impossible to pick out individual pixels on a 720p display that’s 4.7-inches.

  17. MikuGuest 3 years ago

    I’ll wait to see reviews of one x. If battery is bad than I’ll buy sg3 or wait one x with better battery.

  18. Well most likely I’ll wait for Samsung to unveil it to make a choice between the one x or GS3

  19. Samsung should take there time as the whole world is expecting a stormer of a phone.

    If the wait means the whole world gets the same internals and a global release then let’s it’s all good.

    Ultra magnus super duper amoled plus turbo come to daddy.

  20. Their is no reason for samsung to rush they have alot at stake. It’s pretty clear to me that what they will introduce will be very special to the industry. I applaud htc and their One series of device they look pretty exceptional. They had a great showing at MWC last week. If i was samsung i would announce in June holding a big private event then release in July/August. This would off set any useless apple iphone announcements you know how dum they are…

    • squiddy20Guest 3 years ago

      1. “It’s pretty clear to me that what they will introduce will be very special to the industry” Ok. So what? It’s “pretty clear” to all of us. Thank you for that blindingly brilliant observation Captain Obvious. Anything else well known that you’d like to “announce” to the world?
      2. “If i was samsung i would announce in June holding a big private event then release in July/August.” Well, you’re not Samsung and never will be. You’re too much of a bandwagon jumper for Samsung to even want you.
      3. “you know how dum they are” The fact that you can’t even spell a simple four letter word such as “dumb” (the correct spelling) only serves to underscore how “dum” you really are. Go get a better education instead of stupidly wasting all your “useless” money on trivial cell phones Richard. You desperately need it.

    • SteamGuest 3 years ago

      Holy shit. You really are >< that close to going completely over the edge, aren't you? How many mental institutions have you been in, Richard? I stand by what I said about the Bowery Mission screwing you for not getting you the mental help that you need.