Even with all the excitement surrounding HTC’s special event on 19 February and shortly afterwards, Mobile World Congress, the Samsung Galaxy S IV remains the Android phone everyone is waiting to see. If a new rumour is to be believed, it’s not going to be that long before we’re introduced either.
According to SamMobile, the Galaxy S IV will make its debut at one of Samsung’s famous Unpacked events on 15 March, then it’ll go on sale in Europe before the end of April. This would mean the new model will be in the shops before the Galaxy S III is even a year old, which seems like an odd strategy when it’s still selling so well.
However, before you circle the date on your calendar, the information comes from an “inside source,” and not Samsung itself, so it could all be pure speculation. In fact, we have nothing other than historical proof that Samsung is even working on a Galaxy S IV, although given the success of the S III and the public’s desperation for a follow-up, we’d say it’s a fairly safe bet.
So, assuming it’s on its way, what can we expect from Samsung’s next super phone? The screen size will be increased once again, this time to 4.9-inches, and the resolution will be raised from 720p to 1080p. The processor could be the eight-core Exynos 5 Octa which was unveiled at CES 2013, and 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera and Android 4.1 could all be onboard too.
If the rumoured date is correct, it won’t be long until Samsung sends out the invitations, so we’ll find out soon enough if there is any truth to all this speculation.