Samsung Galaxy S III to launch in July?

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samsung-galaxy-s-iii-picture-leak.jpgIt was disappointing to hear that Samsung would be giving Mobile World Congress the cold shoulder when it came to the launch of their highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, but at least now we’ve got an indication of when it will land.

Samsung have stated that they will hold their own launch event for the phone, and now a string of South African network carriers appear to have roughly let loose the date. Both Cell C and Virgin Mobile have confirmed that the Galaxy S III could hit South African stores by July, putting the phone’s grand unveiling likely somewhere around May or June.

“No pricing is available yet but it is likely to come in where the Samsung Galaxy S2 was priced at launch,” said Virgin Mobile’s Jonathan Newman.

MTN, another South African mobile network, have also confirmed that they too will carry the S III, after passing on the Galaxy Nexus.

The Samsung Galaxy S III is rumoured to have a quad-core processor and HD screen, the running Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google’s Android OS.

Gerald Lynch