Well this has certainly been a rollercoaster of Galaxy S3 launch date rumors that have ranged from early 2012 to mid-summer, but now we have yet another rumor to deal with. This one indicates that the Galaxy S3 might be launched as soon as April. ZDNet Koreais 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 Samsung’s first markets for the Galaxy S3, which might mean that it will once again be delayed a few months for the US market, not unlike the Galaxy S2.
If the next iPhone is launching this summer, then Samsung will want to have at least a small head start ahead of it to sell as many units as possible, before the iPhone even gets to be 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.
I still wish that they should’ve 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 2-3 months delay, the wait 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.