Samsung OfficeBarely a day after hearing murmurs that the Samsung Galaxy S III was being primed for a Mobile World Congress reveal, “people familiar with the matter” now claim next month’s announcement will be delayed. The reason for Samsung’s change of heart? The Verge says the company “was uncomfortable with another long lag between the global launch and U.S. availability.”

Yesterday’s report asserted that the rumored quad-core equipped Galaxy S III was gearing up for an April release, just like its dual-core predecessor, the Galaxy S II. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that timeframe is meant to be. The U.S. has been a prosperous market for Samsung, particularly with last year’s device available on three of America’s big carriers – T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint.

With no Galaxy S III to showcase at next month’s event, Samsung will reportedly announced “interesting stuff” instead. It’s unclear what, exactly, could be more interesting than the Galaxy S III, though. One can only hope that the Korean-based company isn’t going to alienate consumers by aligning its Galaxy S III to launch only few months before the (probable) Galaxy S III Skyrocket.

[via The Verge]