Last week, we told you about the most recent rumor regarding Samsung's new addition to the Galaxy S series, the Galaxy S III. A tip reportedly coming from Samsung's marketing agency said that the much-anticipated new smartphone was set for an April release. Prior rumors set the release date somewhere in May.
In what might be seen as an unusual move, Samsung has officially commented on a specific rumor. They say that the latest rumors are untrue and the Galaxy S III will not be arriving in April.
Furthermore, Samsung said that they would announce the release date via Twitter - when they were ready to announce a specific date:
[알려드립니다] 일부 보도를 통해 알려진 갤럭시S3 4월 출시설은 사실이 아닙니다. 구체적인 출시 시기가 정해지면 트위터를 통해 가장 먼저 알려드리도록 하겠습니다.
The somewhat broken English translation attached to that tweet states:
Known by some reports [brings] the Galaxy S3 April release stand is not true. Specific release period, I'll let you know via Twitter first.
Samsung has clarified that statement to The Verge, saying:
The successor to the GALAXY S II smartphone will be unveiled in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product. We cannot confirm the detailed information at the moment.
So, if Samsung is the be taken at their word, we can expect the Galaxy S III sometime after April, and sometime before the end of June. And they seem to have taken the "chill out, guys, we'll call you" approach. When it finally does arrive, it's rumored to be 7 millimeters thin - so it could really turn heads.