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New Rumor: Galaxy S3 to be Announced in March, Launch in April

March 2, 2012

The fun never stops here, folks. This has certainly been a rollercoaster of a ride thus far, and shows no signs of slowing down. The Galaxy S3 launch date rumors have ranged from early 2012 to mid-summer, but now we have yet another rumor vying for our attention and analysis. This time we have reports that indicate that the Galaxy S3 might be launched as soon as April.  ZDNet Korea is reporting that the Galaxy S3 might be announced this month, and will launch just weeks later, in April.

Apparently, the sources for this rumor come directly from the advertising company that Samsung has employed for running a Galaxy S3 campaign for the device at the summer Olympics in UK. The UK will also be one of the first markets, allegedly, to receive the Samsung Galaxy S3, as it is apparently where the first advertising campaign will be. Additionally, there are signs that the same scenario that played out last year could repeat itself once again, with Americans having to wait several months after the UK receives it first.

If the next iPhone is launching this summer, then Samsung will want to have at least a small head start in order to sell as many units as possible. This will only work if they put the coveted device on sale before the iPhone even gets announced and showcased. But, as I mentioned before, if the Galaxy S3 has a 1080p display, it might be considered the phone of the year regardless of when it is launch.

I still wish that they would have waited for the Exynos 5250 to be ready for phones before launching the Galaxy S3, if that was at all possible. Obviously, they can’t wait if it means delaying the launch by 6 months or so. But, if it’s just a delay of two or three months, then they would be wise to wait, as the performance difference alone would definitely be worth it. Either way, I’m expecting the Galaxy S3 to impress again, but this time not just with its performance and display, but also with its slick design.

Any thoughts?