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Official - Samsung Galaxy S III not launching at Mobile World Congress 2012

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has officially made a statement to the press regarding their yet-to-be-announced flagship Samsung Galaxy S III handset, where it has noted the device will no longer be unveiled at the MWC in Barcelona, at the end of this February.

Samsung has made contact with ITProPortal, where in an emailed entitled ‘Galaxy S II Successor', it has outlined the delay.

The communication from Samsung states: ‘Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012. 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.'

‘Samsung stays committed to providing the best possible mobile experiences for customers around the world', concluded the company.

There has been no further word on why the delay, only that the device reportedly called the Samsung Galaxy S III will only be seen between March and the end of June.

This news comes only short time after Samsung accidently announced the handset on their Samsung's UAE Global Download Center website, with the manuals and support documents are available to download.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.