Post MWC 2012 Samsung Galaxy S3 release date confirmed

Samsung has revealed that it will unveil the Galaxy S II follow-on in a post MWC event

Having last week confirmed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung has today revealed the handset will be unveiled at a post MWC 2012 event

Having announced last week that it was “still reviewing” when to officially unveil the handset Samsung has today confirmed that it will not announce the Samsung Galaxy S3 release at MWC 2012 later this month.

Long expected to follow in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S II, and be unveiled at the Barcelona based convention to much show stealing acclaim the Korean tech giant has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will now be showcased at its own event later this year.

“Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012,” an official Samsung spokesperson said. “The successor to the GALAXY S II 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 Galaxy S3 Rumours

Seemingly leaked by Samsung during a post CES 2012 round-up video the Samsung Galaxy S3 has long been rumoured with the next-gen handset expected to land running Google’s newly released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Touted as sporting a 4.65-inch rendition of Samsung's now trademark HD Super AMOLED display with a stunning 1280 x 720p resolution other potential Samsung Galaxy S3 specs that have been doing the rounds ahead of the handsets unveiling include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and a hefty 12-megapixel rear-mounted camera with the now customary 1080p Full HD video recording capabilities.

With the iPhone challenger tipped to tout a 2GHz dual-core processor the Samsung Galaxy S3 pictures leaked by Sammy at the end of CES 2012 have suggested the device will feature a new, slimmer form factor and minimalist bezel.

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