As soon as it was launched, the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone quickly gained popularity and is now one of the most popular Samsung smartphones in the market. Peoples are now eagerly waiting for its successor, the Galaxy S III (name not official yet). Everyone expected Samsung to unveil the smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona on February 27. However, much against everyone's expectations, Samsung has confirmed that it will not introduce the Galaxy S III at MWC.
"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 said to UK-based tech site TechRadar.
Now the big question here is what exactly does Samsung mean by "exciting new mobile products?" Rumors are that Samsung will be announcing a new tablet and a major new OS move at MWC this term.
At MWC 2010, Samsung introduced the Bada OS, which the company is using on a few smartphones. Last year, Samsung announced support for Tizen, a Linux-based OS and successor to Intel and Nokia's MeeGo platform. The company is now looking on to merge the two platforms and this might be something we would see from Samsung later this month.
At Consumers Electronics Show (CES) last month, it was reported that Intel is looking to showcase Tizen-based devices sometime soon. A Tizen announcement at MWC also opens up the possibility for it.
Samsung has a 2Ghz Exynos 5250 processor on deck that's practically begging to be put into a tablet. Rumors have been doing rounds that this chip will end up in some huge Galaxy Tab tablet, possibly with an 11.6-inch screen size, to be announced at MWC.
Samsung Galaxy S II has rocked the global market since its introduction and its successor would have caused similar stir. But now that Samsung's not going to launch it this month, all the focus shifts to what does Samsung have up its sleeve. Whatever it be, for sure it'll make for an entertaining show.