Samsung to Unveil ‘Next Galaxy’ Device May 3
Samsung on Monday sent out invites for a May 3 event that will include the launch of the next device in its Galaxy lineup, likely the Galaxy S III.
Samsung on Monday sent out invites for a May 3 event that will include the launch of the next device in its Galaxy lineup.
“Come and meet the next Galaxy,” the invite reads.
The event, dubbed Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012, will take place on Thursday, May 3 in London. It begins at 7pm local time, and will likely include the launch of the Galaxy S III smartphone. No other details were revealed, however.
The @SamsungMobile Twitter feed today also tweeted that “Soon, you’ll meet the next galaxy.”
Samsung’s Galaxy lineup includes smartphones, tablets, and the larger form factor “phablet” known as the Galaxy Note. But with recent Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note launches, it’s the next Galaxy smartphone for which most Samsung fans have been waiting.
Back in February, Samsung decided not to unveil the Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, opting to instead show off the Galaxy Beam smartphone plus projector, the Galaxy Note 10.1, and the Galaxy S WiFi 4.2. The company also raised eyebrows by admitting to “not doing very well” in the tablet space.
Samsung first announced the Galaxy S II at MWC 2011, where PCMag got some hands-on time. It didn’t hit the U.S. until September for Sprint and October for AT&T and T-Mobile. Verizon did not sign on for the Galaxy S II, opting instead of the Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
By February, Samsung announced that it had sold 20 million Galaxy S II devices. Overall, the Galaxy lineup helped Samsung best Apple as the No. 1 smartphone maker in 2011, even with the launch of the iPhone 4S.
What do you want to see in the next Samsung Galaxy device? Let us know in the comments.
For more, see PCMag’s full review of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the slideshow below.
By Chloe Albanesius, PCMag