Finally we have something that’s official from Samsung about the Galaxy S3, but this one isn’t about specs or features. Today the Korean manufacturer announced that they would be announcing the Samsung Galaxy S3 at a seperate Samsung event.

“Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012.

“The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.

“Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world.”

So there you have it, no Samsung Galaxy S3 at Mobile World Congress later this month. But we do know that the event will take place in “first half of this year” although that is a pretty vague time frame. Even without Samsung showing off their Galaxy S3, there will be tons of new Android devices from Motorola, LG, HTC, Sony, and more. You can count on Android Authority to bring you all the latest from Mobile World Congress.

So who’s upset that we won’t see the Samsung Galaxy S3 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month? I for one think that this may help Samsung work on a worldwide launch of the Galaxy S3. Instead of the International version being launched about 6 months before the US variants make there way to Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile.