Samsung VP: Galaxy S2 Successor Here Already & It’s Not Called S3

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is arguably the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year. With the HTC One X (and now HTC EVO 4G LTE) being announced, it still hasn’t triggered Samsung to make some sort of an announcement in order to prevent HTC’s flagship model from stealing the thunder. However could the reason behind this be because Samsung is confident with its current crop of smartphones, and the fabled Samsung Galaxy S3 is nowhere near ready?

Samsung VP: Samsung Galaxy S2 successor here already, it was the Galaxy Note

According to a recent CNET interview with Simon Stanford, VP of Samsung Telecommunications and Networks for Samsung UK and Ireland, “The evolution in S2 is already here, it’s there, it’s Galaxy Note and that is a really strong device for Samsung, globally as well as in the UK.

The Samsung VP goes on to reaffirm his point, saying that “the successor [to the S2] is already here, it’s the Galaxy Note… We haven’t confirmed any successor to the S2. The S2 is a very, very popular device. It’s the number one selling Android device in the UK and has been now for coming up to a year…”

Samsung Galaxy S3 release date may be further away than we think

While this doesn’t necessarily mean that we will never see a Samsung Galaxy S3, there is the odd chance that it may be sometime before the Samsung Galaxy S3 launches. Given that the latest rumors suggest that Samsung plans to have a global rollout of the Galaxy S3 simultaneously, the launch date will have to be delayed until all the different carrier variants are ready. And from what we saw with the Galaxy S2 US rollout, it took an extra 6 months after the Galaxy S2 went on sale in its native country.

How long would you wait for the Samsung Galaxy S3? Have you set a cut-off date in your mind already? Sound off in the comments below.

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