Samsung Galaxy S III coming to the UK in April?

Samsung Galaxy S III coming to the UK in April?No one’s quite sure why Samsung didn’t debut the Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress. Maybe it wasn’t quite ready; maybe Sammo wanted to close the gap between launch and release; or maybe it simply feels its latest flagship is deserving of its own event.

In any case, the latest whispers from the rumour mill – courtesy of ZDNet Korea – suggest the Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to the UK in April. Huzzah!

Normally we’d take these things with a pinch of salt, but the Korean site credits none other than Cheil Worldwide – Samsung’s marketing chaps.

Having said that, it’s not entirely clear if the date has been revealed in a semi-official capacity, or simply comes from “an anonymous source who doesn’t wish to be named”. Almost certainly the latter.

Samsung Galaxy S III specs are tipped to include a 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos chip and a 4.8in edge-to-edge HD display. Presumably there'll be some pretty major camera action in there too.

April is really heating up, with the HTC One X and Asus Padfone expected to arrive in the same month. Which will you be buying?

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JanSt / MOD  Mar. 3, 2012 at 18:20

Maybe April is just the official UK announcement, rather than the actual "coming to" launch?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 3, 2012 at 18:21

Samsung, hurry up and take my money...please.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 3, 2012 at 18:25

Simultaneous commenting, spooky.

I think Samsung will "do an Apple" and have the announcement as close to the launch as they possibly can.

Treab  Mar. 3, 2012 at 18:26

Samsung, hurry up and take my money...please.

i can do that for you... just send me your bank details to the above number...

but in all seriousness surely april is close bearing in mind the us only got it what 4 months ago?

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 3, 2012 at 18:44

If you can give me a final production quality S3 in return for my ~£500 then we have a deal...otherwise, I'll let Samsung have it.

I doubt Samsung will want to lose out to HTC, LG and Huawei by waiting around until the US have had the S2 for a full year (also, Samsung didn't wait for the US when moving from the Galaxy S to the S2).

Treab  Mar. 3, 2012 at 19:10

i can send you a final production s3 for 550... i feel the 10% extra is a good deal all it will take is for you to pay me via paypal...

Joey2cool  Mar. 3, 2012 at 19:21

I gratuitously refresh mobot and HUKD for news like this everyday. I just wish they would hurry up and release it so my F5 button gets a rest!

Jim988  Mar. 3, 2012 at 20:09

Samsung said on twitter its only rumours..

It all seems too early to me.
I think they will want to do a simultaneous worldwide launch. We all know that the US carriers have to put on all their bloatware, and change the phones pointlessly which takes time. The SGS2 is still booming anyway, id guess a later date at earliest may launch.

socialjeebus  Mar. 4, 2012 at 10:21

The article also says the Galaxy S3 is rumoured to launch with Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC.

There's some interesting points (from the source of course!) about the no show at MWC too, they mentioned bad timing but also suggested they were cautious about giving too much away to competitors ahead of any launch date.

The also said that the reason for UK seeing it first was that the marketing campaign would be based around the sponsorship of the 2012 Olympics and that David Beckham will be the figurehead of this marketing.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 4, 2012 at 12:55

Yes,
It'll be launched with an undeletable Posh Beckham theme :p
(for a while Meteor Ireland branded ALL phones with an Apprentice theme o_O )

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