We knew Samsung was reviewing their options for the Galaxy S III launch, and now it appears the company will skip Mobile World Congress in favor of hosting their own special launch event.

A Samsung representative issued a statement to TechRadar which read, “Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012. The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product.”

Some have speculated that Samsung had a delay in manufacturing or it was a strategic move to rival the iPhone 5 that is rumored to launch in July.

We are hoping this move means that we could see Samsung’s new 2 GHz Exynos 5250 processor inside the Galaxy S III. This next-generation processor will be the first to feature ARM’s Cortex-A15 CPU core and Mali-T604 GPU. Samsung recently announced it would go into volume production in Q2, so we think it should be ready for the device’s launch.

Thankfully Samsung will still introduce some other new mobile devices at MWC 2012, and we will be on-site to check out whatever gets revealed.

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