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Indicated Galaxy S3 April release

Under: Samsung
By:Debbie Turner | March 21st, 2012

There’s some interesting news today for the many of you who are waiting to hear about a release date for the Samsung Galaxy S3 (or S III). Although a recent leaked image of what was purported to be the Galaxy S3 suggested an unveiling event or possibly even a release on May 22, today’s news implies that in fact the Galaxy S3 could be released as early as April.

It had been widely expected that a Samsung event to announce the Galaxy S3 would occur later this month but as time slipped by this looked less likely. When we told about the leaked credible image of the S3 with the May 22 date showing a Samsung Unpacked event this certainly looked plausible and indeed it could have been accurate, going by what has been reported today. However the details may have since changed.

At the Samsung Forum 2012 today, Kim Young-Ha, Samsung president for the China region, said that Samsung is aiming for an April release for its flagship smartphone. This was reported by South Korean news site MK as detailed by BGR. Kim stated that in an effort to increase sales of both the Galaxy S3 and also the Galaxy Note, Samsung was now thinking of rescheduling the launch of the Galaxy S3 for April rather than May.

It’s possible that Samsung is trying to bring forward the release of the Galaxy S3 because the impressive looking HTC One X is due out next month and Samsung doesn’t want to lose sales to it . Another possibility is that the iPhone 5 could be launching in summer rather than fall and Samsung wants to get a head start on sales against Apple’s smartphone.

Another thing that could conceivably happen though is that Samsung could release the Galaxy S3 in April in China to satisfy the huge potential market there, with a release in other regions later but that would go against earlier reports that Samsung wants to launch the Galaxy S3 globally at the same time. That followed criticism of last year’s Galaxy S2 release, which was staggered across regions so that the US finally saw it several months after it had been available in other countries.

It’s certainly interesting stuff and we think that many people will be delighted to hear of a possible Galaxy S3 release in April. We’ll be keeping our nose to the ground and as soon as we hear more about this we’ll pass on the latest information. Are you waiting for the Galaxy S3? If so, are you hoping that it will release simultaneously across all regions? Let us know with your comments

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  • Big4pets

    thats an s2 with a 1 added dumbass

    • Tottom

      What on about you tool !!

  • Adam_kesterton

    I hope it comes out in April, my current contract doesn’t end til June, by then hopefully the price will have come down a bit!

  • Michael_nguyen

    Damnit! I just bought the Galaxy S2! D:

  • Optik360


    We’ll be keeping our nose to the ground and as soon as we hear more about this we’ll pass on the latest information.”    errrrrrrrrr.
    do you guys smell through your ears too?

  • KKazaryan

    i hope it comes out in april. my contract ends in april so i want that to be my first smartphone :) looking forward to it

  • Xrokx8458

    My family is using Galaxy S and waiting for S3.
    Hope S3 is going to be available in April or May in US before my daughter takes off to Europe for summer so she can take it with her.

  • Vips

    Eagerly waiting for that day!!

  • No

    I want mine. I am tired of waiting. :P

  • Regsy1103

    carnt wait im glad i sent bak my s2 back last week and my contracts up nxt month so fingers crossed..

  • Nerijusi9000

    cant wait :)

  • stevo

    I got the S2 the day it came out in the UK on an 18 month contract so I’d be happy with an August release :)

  • Noone

    The sayings are:
    keep your ear to the ground
    keep your nose to the grindstone
    What the hell does keep your nose to the ground mean?

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