Samsung Galaxy S3 to be revealed on Twitter

The Samsung Galaxy S3 launch date will be revealed on Twitter.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 will reveal its first official details on Twitter. Samsung will announce the launch date for the hotly tipped follow-up to the hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S2 in 140 characters or less, but is giving no clues when to expect that tweet.

Yes, that's an announcement announcing when an announcement will be announced. Good thing we're so excited about the S3, or we'd think that was pretty sad.

The latest reports suggest the S3 will launch in April . Samsung refuses to either confirm or deny this, but has said in a tweet that it will announce the date on Twitter.

You can follow Samsung on Twitter, @samsungtomorrow. Or if you don't read Korean, keep your eyes glued to CNET for all the latest news on the S3, and every exciting new mobile phone development.

The S3 is so close we can almost taste it. Leaked reports already reveal speed benchmark tests performed on the phone, suggesting it won't have a 1080p high-definition screen, but will still be a pretty impressive piece of kit.

Samsung deliberately held back the S3 from Mobile World Congress, the recent phone conference where the world's handset makers gather to show off their wares for the coming year. You can see videos and previews of all the new phones for 2012 at mwc.cnet.co.uk, or check out our heated argument over which was the best new phone to be unveiled .

The likes of the HTC One X and HTC One S , the Sony Xperia S or newer players like the Panasonic Eluga Power and Nokia Lumia 900 could challenge the S2's position as closest rival to the iPhone. The S2 has sold 20 million phones , but it's still a long way behind the iPhone in terms of sales, even if many argue it's a better phone .

Are you excited about the S3? Or are other new phones set to give it stiff competition? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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