Circle May 3rd on you calendars. Samsung Mobile just sent out invitations to the UK press which say, “Come and meet the next Galaxy.” Details are limited, but the event will take place in London on May 3rd at 7PM BST / 2PM EST and be broadcast live on facebook.com/SamsungMobile.
Samsung previously said that the successor to the Galaxy S II was coming at a separate event in the first half of the year, “closer to commercial availability of the product.” If the device is revealed in early May, then it could go on sale later in May or possibly June.
We still don’t know what the official product name will become, but everyone is assuming it will be the Galaxy S III. Looking at the press invite, we suppose it could also be called the Galaxy Next.
Rumored specs of the Galaxy S III include:
- Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.6-4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Plus display
- Dual-core Exynos 5250 or quad-core Exynos 4412 processor
- 12 MP rear camera, HD front camera
- Only 7 millimeters thick
- Ceramic casing
The timing and location of the big reveal are particularly interesting. CTIA Wireless takes place on May 8-10th in New Orleans, so Samsung will get the early advantage of being revealed a week before the show. We don’t know if the phone will make an appearance, but it’s possible we could see the US versions announced.
If you were thinking about buying a new Android phone this month, you just might want to hold off 17 days and see what Samsung has in store. And now we return to the waiting game.