Samsung has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy S3 will be released next year. The announcement comes from Dow Jones Newswires who bagged an interview with President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division, J.K. Shin.
According to the report, Shin said Samsung “may launch a third version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the first half of next year.” It’s inevitable that the Korean manufacturer would bring out the next incarnation of its hugely successful flagship smartphone at some point and Shin’s confirmation of the Galaxy S3’s scheduled release date ties in with earlier reports that the firm is planning to unleash a quad-core smartphone next year.
It’s believed that if any of Samsung’s future devices would get a quad-core chip first, it would be the Galaxy S3.
Shin also spoke of Samsung’s tablet range, suggesting that it could be bringing out a 4G Galaxy Tab.
He said: “The race for 4G has already started - 4G transition is inevitable particularly for tablets because it requires faster download speeds than smartphones to handle bigger video content.”
Samsung recently unveiled the latest additions to the Samsung Galaxy Tab range – the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – so if a 4G model is in the works, we could meet it in the autumn, exactly a year since the first Samsung Galaxy Tab was revealed.