Sorry, that was just the sound of me jumping out the window on hearing that the Samsung Galaxy S III won’t be in attendance at Mobile World Congress in a few weeks. Fortunately, I’m fully equipped with a Saints Row-style parachute. Phew.
We first heard whispers that Samsung might not reveal the Galaxy S III in Barcelona around a week ago, with the understandable suggestion that it might upset the Yanks. See, they’ve only just gotten their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S II, and the Next Big Thing campaign is in full swing.
A few days later, Samsung said it was still weighing up its options with regards to the Galaxy S II's successor, and now those options have been well and truly weighed. Behold:
"Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.
"The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.
"Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world."
The “first half of the year” you say? As disappointing as the news is, we’re wondering if the Samsung Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 might go head-to-head in June. That’d be fun.