Both Apple and Samsung will be at the Mobile World Congress in late February, but it now looks like neither the iPhone 5 nor the Galaxy S3 will be debuting at the annual event.
Samsung has announced it will be holding its own press conference, sometime before June, to announce the Galaxy S3. Many observers had reported Samsung would unveil their new phone at MWC, but it now seems likely they will reveal other new devices instead.
Apple, on the other hand, is famously tight-lipped about any future product launches, and so most of the rumors we hear come form analysts and people claiming to work along Apple's supply chain. An MWC reveal is obviously still possible, but a Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 unveiling in June may be a better bet for the iPhone 5. That's because the iPhone 4 came out two years ago at that time, so people who bought one then would be just about ready to upgrade.
As for features, it's widely believed the iPhone 5 will debut a 4-inch display with 4G LTE capability, enhanced Siri voice recognition and a display that goes all the way to the edge of the device. Samsung's Galaxy S3, on the other hand, is rumored to be packing a super-fast quad-core processor, mammoth 12 megapixel camera, true high-definition display and the Android 4.0 system. Whatever the respective devices have for features, they will be endlessly compared because of how close they debut and because they will be so powerful.
Tell us in the comments if you plan of picking up one of these phones when they come out.