We have been expecting to see an announcement for the Samsung Galaxy S 3 coming at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this month. Rumors have been circulating that Samsung was not going to make that announcement at the MWC meetings which start February 27th. With the continuing cloud over whether there would be an appearance of the latest Galaxy S phone from Samsung, we finally have a confirmation that the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy S III has been delayed. It will be announced at a”separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year” which is a disappoint for many. There have been no specific reasons given by Samsung for the delay and one can only speculate as to the reason for this. But the window for the actual announcement during the first half of the year leaves a large range of time of anticipation.
It would appear that there some issues with the rumored specs on the phone is the only thing that can be taken from the delay. Based on the idea that the Galaxy S III would be coming with a quad core processor, there could well be issues with performance, especially as it relates to battery life on LTE devices. At the moment, the vast majority of 4G LTE enabled smart phones do not provide all day battery life under normal usages and has been reported by many. One of the potential delays could be the inclusion of Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S III rather than announce it running Android 2.3.
Some are even speculating that Samsung is delaying the Galaxy S III for the purpose of releasing it at about the same time that Apple releases the iPhone 5 which is rumored to be arriving in July. With Apple, there are no guarantees as to when that might arrive, but given the Samsunged commercials which are making the rounds, that might well be a great marketing strategy for them. Whatever the challenges for Samsung, we are all going to have to wait a few more months before we hear an announcement on the latest Galaxy S III smart phone.