Monday, February 27, 2012
Samsung Galaxy S3 'not expected to be launched until July'
The much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S3 may not be fully launched until July, according to sources from South African carrier Cell C.
Cited by mybroadband.co.za, the sources have claimed that the handset will be finally unveiled in July and that it is unlikely to be released any sooner.
Samsung Galaxy S3 The latest Samsung Galaxy S model could be released in July
The phone had been tipped to make an appearance at this weekend's Mobile World Congress (MWC) but Samsung has also stated that the release date would be pencilled in for the second quarter of this year.
Samsung has reportedly claimed this would then allow for a simultaneous global release for the phone, which follows in the footsteps of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2.
Both of these debuted at the MWC in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Even a release data of July is ambitious, if members of the South African division of Virgin Mobile are to be believed, with many of them saying that the S3's release could even be pushed back to the third quarter.
The reasoning of a simultaneous release has been questioned by a number of tech experts.
Many claim that the far-away release date is more to do with legal wranglings with rival Apple and its allegation that the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system used in the S3 infringes patents.