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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.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik