Fandroids looking forward to getting a proper look at the Samsung Galaxy S3 next month could be disappointed, reports suggest, amid suggestions that Sammy’s next blockbuster blower has been delayed.
Although Samsung has yet to officially confirm what it will be unveiling at February’s Mobile World Congress expo, the last two events have been marked by the launch of the Galaxy S and Galaxy S2.
Not unreasonably, then, speculation has been mounting that this year we’ll see the third Galaxy-branded flagship phone at the event.
Hmm, not so, reckons The Verge. Citing unnamed sources familiar with matters at the gadget-maker, the site claims that Samsung has decided to delay the handset, but that it will still appear some time during the spring.
The decision to shift its due date is rumoured to have been taken to allow Samsung to co-ordinate a simultaneous global release and avoid the irksome lag in the US which meant that the S2 didn’t hit some networks until six months after we first got our hands on it.
Talk of a last-minute postponement comes amid mounting speculation over the S3’s spec set, which is currently rumoured to take in a quad-core processor, 12-megapixel snapper and an HD screen.
More fanciful – and arguably much sexier - features mooted for the handset include 3D media playback, all-day battery life and a flexible screen.
For a more complete look at what the S3's got in store for us, check out our Galaxy S3 rumours round-up