Samsung finally speaks on Galaxy S3: release date may be in April after all

by: Bogdan PetrovanMarch 21, 2012


With dozens of supposed leaks, rumors, and speculations swirling around the Samsung Galaxy S3, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, the expectations that build up over the upcoming superphone are tremendous. Besides repeatedly negating the various rumors about the Galaxy S3, Samsung did little to feed the hype or to temper it down. All we’ve got was a vague assurance that the S3 will come in the first part of the year.

But now, we finally have official news from a high-powered Samsung executive (one with a name, unlike the many anonymous, yet chatty Samsung execs cited by the rumor mill so far) concerning the launch date of the Galaxy S3. More precisely, the Senior Vice President of Samsung China, Kim Young-Ha, told reporters that Samsung is considering moving the launch event of the Galaxy S3 from May to April.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Release Date

Samsung Galaxy S3 launch event in April?

The Korean honcho made this affirmation in a discussion with the Chinese press, concerning the Korean’s strategy in the largest mobile market of the world. By the way, Samsung is doing pretty well in China, boasting more than 24% market share, which is three times the share of arch-rival Apple.

Previously, Samsung has vigorously denied that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be announced in April, and indeed, Kim Young-Ha told the press that the initial plan pegged a May launch event (which would be closer to the actual availability of the phone, the Koreans’ publicly assumed goal).

Now, something seems to made the tech giant step up its game. We can only speculate what that factor (or factors) is. Perhaps, Samsung managed to conclude launch preparations sooner than it initially expected or the manufacturing process (always important, but crucial when dealing with a blockbuster like the upcoming Galaxy S3) has gone smoother than predicted.

Anyway, we now have a solid (finally!) piece of information on the release date of Galaxy S3: it will be in April, or, in the worst case (although unlikely, if the Samsung president felt he could speak publicly about it) in May.

So, gear up, folks, the Samsung Galaxy S3 may be just a month away.

  • Paul vd Kerkhof

    Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)

  • Danielsbc

    Bring the thunder!

  • Kabvuto76

    Bravo Sammy, you kept everybody guessing for when the Superphone S3 will be launched. Everybody kept on speculating about this phone – they couldn’t keep their mouths shut and they kept on jumping up and down whenever a rumour was leaked. Welcome to the mobile world S3. We’ve been waiting for you. Nice! And fanx a million for this update android authority.

  • medis

    Great article! Thank you for the news.

  • Mikeadonis

    Why does Sprint tame so long to release the nexus. This is what happens,I’m waiting and waiting and something better gets announced. Then by that time it comes out. Something even better gets announced. Its driving me nuts. But hopefully in the end.I can’t go wrong with either beauty.

    • Matt Markham

      Seriously, the Nexus? Why would you even consider a phone whose hardware was outdated even at its release, when the S3 is on the horizon?

  • Shahin M Yavari

    As the specs begin to settle, the Skyrocket HD is seeming like a better phone. Supposedly, this phone will not be supporting LTE. Quad-cores are definitely overkill (as stated by Windows 7 Exec at MWC). Camera of 12MP is awesome, but 8MP isn’t bad (if the iSuck has anything to show). Battery is reported to be 1750MAH, which is too low to power the phone (with such a large screen) for long. 1GB of RAM isn’t amazing. There will still be physical buttons on the front which is a disappointment as well. Hopefully the more recent specs and pictures are not true; although more likely than not, they are.

    • wonshikee

      How the hell is quad core overkill? You plan to switch phones every year? Most likely, most people will use a phone for at least 2 years by all but the tech crazy.

      Are you that confident in how the software will be a year or two from now?

  • Markcloydt

    probably 2-3 more months here in Philippines,.. huhuhu

  • Guest

    On AT&T? A Big “No Thanks”.

    • Guest

      Correction: A Big “HELL YES.” AT&T rocks my socks!


    pow pow pow!!!!!

  • Orangefish