Samsung: Next Galaxy S Due by Midyear, but Not in Time for Barcelona
Samsung confirmed on Wednesday that the next of its flagship Galaxy S phones won’t be on display at this month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
While it plans to show some new mobile devices in Barcelona, the Galaxy S III won’t be one of them.
“The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product,” the company said in a statement.
One reason for the timing could be a desire to tie the new product’s launch more closely with the Olympics, of which Samsung is a major sponsor. Marketing exec Younghee Lee told AllThingsD that Samsung wants to use the London Games as a vehicle for a major product launch.
Samsung Mobile is airing its first-ever Super Bowl commercial on Sunday, touting the 5-inch Galaxy Note “phablet.”