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Last Updated: May 3rd, 2012

Finally, an end to all rumors about the Galaxy S III and its variants. Or is it? We'll find out at Samsung's launch event, which we're covering live on location in London. My hat's off to Samsung for creating more buzz about this phone than any other company making Android devices has ever made about any Android phone or tablet, all without actually revealing it .

The action starts May 3rd at 11AM PDT, 2PM EDT, 7PM BST (London time) - the live coverage form on this page will automatically update when the wheels are in motion.

In the meantime, sign up for a reminder below - we'll see you back here soon (Note: May 3rd, not 2nd - I'm just giving you a sufficient heads-up).

Update 5/3/12: And we're live!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Matthew Smith

    The countdown in the Samsung Unpacked App seems to think it starts at 3pm eastern.  Its making me question everything I know.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Well, the invitation says 19:00 ( http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/04/16/samsung-probably-sent-out-invites-to-a-galaxy-s-iii-launch-event-slated-for-may-3rd-in-london/ ), which is 7pm London time. According to my calculations, that's 11am Pacific, which would make it 2pm Eastern. Am I wrong here?

      • theentropic

         You'd be right... if it weren't EDT right now (-4 hours, not -5)

        • http://meatcastle.com/ Youre My Boy Bloo

          What the hell, are you some sort of time wizard?

          How are these people changing the time?

          • theentropic

             Not my fault the US has crazy daylight savings time hours... it's just the way it is.  I do like the concept that I'm a time wizard though.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          The time in London right now is 8 hours ahead of San Francisco (that's PDT). San Francisco is 3 hours behind New York, which is EDT. Pacific and Eastern are always in sync, 3 hours apart.

          http://time.is/19:00_3_May_2012_in_London

          According to every resource on the web, when it's 7pm in London, it'll be 11am in San Francisco, which means 2 pm Eastern. Point me to a resource that says otherwise please.

        • drvadlamudi

          Unpacked says the event is at 19:00 gmt. London right now is at + 1gmt

      • drvadlamudi

        Yes you are wrong as thats 7pm gmt. London in the summer is +1gmt which puts the event at 8pm local time.

  • http://profiles.google.com/pbooker117 Phillip Booker

    Reference Zone: Europe/London
    Reference Time: 19:00:00 3-May-2012
    ( Days:Hours:Minutes:Seconds )To get the time
    in this zone
    Local Time-
    -00:06:00:00 America/Chicago13:00:00 3-May-2012
    -00:05:00:00 America/New_York14:00:00 3-May-2012
    -00:08:00:00 America/Los_Angeles11:00:00 3-May-2012

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Thank you, I can't believe I just wasted so much time on arguing about the time zones.

    • http://twitter.com/anjiecai anjiecai

      am or pm?

  • https://twitter.com/#!/psycho_maniac_ Jerry Lange

    This is prolly the phone most kept under wraps too. All just rumors really. Hopefully all rumors are laid to rest.

  • fixxmyhead

    i hope they show the re run on the app so i can watch it later

  • Lars Gyrup Brink Nielsen

    Forget about the SGS III. I want news about the Galaxy Note 10.1 with Exynos 4, LTE and full HD display :D

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    I cant wait!

    I really hope we get 2GB of RAM and good battery + great design and SD card slot and probably huge screen with very high resolution. I also want 12MP camera!

    • himmatsingh

       Indeed, 2GB feels a little overdue. Also higher resolution. I think a 4.5'' screen with 8MP would do though.

  • Next Galaxy

    Samsung Fan's website telling Samsung he want Galaxy S3 as a Birthday Gift: http://goo.gl/4oVzE

  • http://www.facebook.com/yaseen.a.bangash Yaseen Abbas Bangash

    I am a big fan of 
    Samsung and i love 
    the Galaxy S III and its variants. 
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  • http://twitter.com/Alankrut Alan Patel

    im in school during that time......... NOOOOO..........

    • Esfhyerhwrhw

      fuck off

  • Sam Inifnity

    Here's hoping a killer tablet will be unveiled too. 11.6'' anybody?

    • Zerounodos

      I'm actually hoping the "SGIII" to beat the crap out of HTC's one line.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

     We're live!

    • Flexdaw

      Can it not show on a phone? I clicked what I thought was the link and it opened comments.

  • Ankit Kanwara

    is there a live video feed???

    • Bojan Gutic

      On their facebook page, but it's down...

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I just embedded it right on this page.

  • http://twitter.com/anakin78z Jens Zalzala

    How do I make the live feed bigger? It's so small, requiring a lot of scrolling 

  • Chops

    Forget SIII, I want official ICS support for the N7000.

  • Alwaysmpe

    I like all the discussion and confusion about time zones. For once others are converting to American time instead of me converting to British time.

  • Unni

    Samsug!!!! That's awfulllll........

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      is funny lol

    • Unni

      On second thought, considering that English is not their first language, I forgive you Sammy...

  • Unni

    I am sitting in office with apple juice on my left and a bag of pop corn on right...Sammy...Don't you dare disappoint me.....

    • fixxmyhead

      haha im in the office too with spaghetti and tofu

    • John

      I'm just using this time to do nothing at work. Thanks AP & Samsung.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.doser1 John Doser

    I hope apple dies this year.

  • Safwan Chowdhury

    im digging the live orchestra music

  • VegasDude73

    Why can't I comment in the Cover It Live?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Because there were thousands of you there. If comments were allowed, it'd be a zoo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000916537329 Isak Steensen Tind

    Samsung galaxy stone

  • fixxmyhead

    my next phone. see u s2

    • Tony NoName

      It's all in the 200mhz to 1400mhz dynamically clocking according to temperature, processing demands and other sensors on this truly Smart Exynos Quad Core 4x4 CPU/GPU SoC manufactured on the most advanced IBM 32nm Gate First HKMG process. Samsung's fabrication patented technology that Tops every other ARM SoC maker in the industry!  .....this will be the most energy efficient phone on the market!!! 

  • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

    HOW CAN THIS PHONES BATTERY BE EXPECTED TO LAST longer the 5 hours with all this stuff running all day?!?!?!

    • Tony NoName

      It's all in the 200mhz to 1400mhz dynamically clocking according to temperature, processing demands and other sensors on this truly Smart Exynos Quad Core 4x4 CPU/GPU SoC manufactured on the most advanced IBM 32nm Gate First HKMG process. Samsung's fabrication patented technology that Tops every other ARM SoC maker in the industry!  .....this will be the most energy efficient phone on the market!!! 

      • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

        ive heard that before im guessing no more then 10 hours heavy use

  • Unni

    The look at screen to keep it on feature alone is a killer for me. Will I say goodbye to my S2? I will tell you tomorrow morning...
    If my phone is lying in the desk with display off, I look at it and if it immediately turns on to show whatever I have already open, I will probably buy it right away...

  • fixxmyhead

    yes!! helping out the animals. another reason for me to buy 

  • http://www.swehes.com/ Hans-Erik

    If I got this one I may just not flash any new ROMs. I may just have found the phone I want.

  • Tony NoName

    I wish the morons who keep ignorantly spouting off with their Anti-Pentile rhetoric would get a life and perhaps a brain to understand just what this is. It's all about an array change that we are going to have to adjust to just like we had to with RGB Strip Array. If one of these numbskulls can explain to us how RGB Strip (that is now older than the hills and twice as dusty) is any way close to being natural for the Human Eye's Retina (not CrApple's marketing term) they'd be alot more convincing with their Anti-Pentile bull pucky! 

    Why does it seem most of the writers in that Unpacked blog are closet CrAppleholics instead of Android fans? o_O

    What's the case made of? Is it Ceramic? Is the this screen using Samsung/Corning Lotus Glass? So many questions, but I doubt those bunch of iCrAppleholics at the Galaxy SIII launch event could figure out how to answer them!!! 

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