The rumours have been proven correct, as Samsung has sent invitations to a grand event on 14 March, where it will unveil the Galaxy S IV. The invitation leaves us with no doubt either, as it says, “Be Ready 4 The Next Galaxy.” However, instead of being a press-only affair like the one held for the Galaxy S III, Samsung is inviting the world to see its new device, as the event will be held in Times Square in New York and will be live streamed through YouTube.
Samsung has published the invitation on its official Facebook page and through its Samsung Mobile Twitter account, along with the hastags #TheNext Galaxy and #Unpacked, the latter of which signifies the name it uses for all its new product events. The promise of more ‘Unpacked’ events to come this year can be found at the bottom of the invitation, as it’s noted this is, “Episode 1″ for 2013.
Samsung waited until the end of Mobile World Congress to announce its plans for the Galaxy S IV, using the trade show to reveal its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet instead. HTC took a similar approach with the new HTC One, as it held its own event a week before MWC began, then displayed it and its new Sense 5.0 software on an elaborate stand.
The Galaxy S IV’s specification is still a closely guarded secret, but a 4.99-inch screen with a 1080p resolution and either Samsung’s eight-core processor or Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor are possibilities. Depending on when the Galaxy S IV will go on sale, it’ll be available less than a year into the Galaxy S III’s life.