With Press Event announcement, more Galaxy S3 rumors arise.
Now that Samsung has teased everyone with a press event to announce the “Next Galaxy”, it seems that more rumors immediately started coming out yesterday. It was as though they came out in response to the Next Galaxy which has been assumed to be the successor to the Galaxy S2. It is quite possible that Samsung may be changing the name to get away from the numbering scheme they have employed up to now and would possibly be following in Apple’s footsteps because of the change in the iPad naming. At the moment, this is all speculation and rumor until we are able to get the official information from Samsung.
Based on a number of sources, it seems that Samsung will be releasing two version. In reality, these rumors are nothing more than a tease on the color. The Next Galaxy will be coming in two color versions, one with two tone black and the other in white, similar to Apple. The other version options have to do with storage on the device, either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage.
Discussions of whether Verizon will have the “Next Galaxy” when it launches are becoming a topic of conversation. The Galaxy Nexus came up in the UK weeks before it was available at Verizon in the US. The same condition happened with the Galaxy S2 at Verizon and speculation has it potentially happening again. Given the success of the Galaxy S2, that would be a mistake on the part of Samsung to not have it available at launch.
There is even a report that the Next Galaxy is a minor update with “speed boost and eye-tracking”. This one from CNet UK is saying this one is not going to be the expected Galaxy S3 and if correct will be a major disappointment for many. The expectations have been raised to an extremely high bar and if Samsung does not deliver to come close to those expectations, customer disappoint will be big.
We are just a few weeks away from the official announcement from Samsung for the “Next Galaxy” and rumors are going wild. If Samsung is not going to be delivering a true successor to the Galaxy S2, they had better start managing the rumor mill now to tone down expectations. We expect to see increasing rumors over the next week for a quad core processor, 1080p, NFC, etc. as we approach May 3rd.