We’re sure this is a coincidence, but word in the digital streets is Samsung will reveal the new Galaxy S IV super phone on 14 March, just two weeks after Mobile World Congress ends and less than a month after HTC is expected to launch its own Android flagship phone for the coming year. Yep, it’s all a coincidence.
The news comes from Eldar Murtazin, the editor of well-known Russian tech site Mobile-Review, who tweeted, “Save the date for a big announcement – March 14″. He added the announcement would cause HTC a few headaches, indicating the news would come from one of its competitors. Samsung blog SamMobile then chimed in, saying Murtazin was referring to the Galaxy S IV’s launch. SamMobile had previously said 15 March was the date for the Galaxy S IV’s announcement.
Other sources have apparently told The Verge that a Samsung event will be held on 14 March, and at least one new phone will be launched. The Galaxy S III will have been on sale for less than a year at this point, so whether Samsung is getting the event out of the way now, then putting the phone on sale closer to May isn’t clear. A mid-to-late April date has been suggested before, but as with all this information, none of it is confirmed by Samsung.
The Galaxy S IV is expected to have a 4.99-inch, 1080p screen and be powered by Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa processor, plus there could be a 13 megapixel camera and the latest version of Android onboard too. As for the design, it’s an unknown, but according to The Verge, it’ll take its cues from the Galaxy Note 8.0, which we’re expecting to see at Mobile World Congress.
If the 14 March event is going to happen, expect Samsung to confirm it during Mobile World Congress.