Samsung confirms that Galaxy S III will give MWC a miss, to arrive by mid-2012

So finally settling all the rumours surrounding the revelation of the Galaxy S III flagship device, Samsung has confirmed in a statement to TechRadar  that, the Korean company will be at the Mobile World Congress sans the S III. 

Samsung in the statement said,  “Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012. The successor to the Galaxy S2 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.”

So all the Android lovers, who have been waiting for the launch of the S III will have to wait at least until June to get their hands on the next-gen device. Samsung has decided to go ahead with this plan because it doesn’t want the gap between the launch and availability of the device to prolong much in all regions but specially the US as it had happened in the case of the S II which was 7 months.

This could also be clever strategy to directly compete with rival Apple’s iPhone 5 which is also expected to arrive around the same time in June-July. As for now, we can just wait and watch the next move by Samsung and the other products that the Korean giant will showcase at the MWC in Barcelona this month.