A new report suggests that Samsung will be announcing its next Galaxy smartphone, dubbed Project J, in April. Project J is presumed to be the Samsung Galaxy S4 and that means that the Galaxy S4 now has yet another rumored launch month ahead of the start of 2013.
According to SamMobile, Project J is the project name for the next Galaxy smartphone, which will more than likely be called the Samsung Galaxy S4, keeping in line with the earlier versions of the phone which include Galaxy S, Galaxy S2 and Galaxy S3.
Evidently, this Project J device is slated for an unveil during the month of April and not February as has been previously rumored. Earlier rumors suggested that Samsung would be announcing the device in February at Mobile World Congress 2013, a date that falls well short of a year since the company announced the wildly popular Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone.
Last year, Samsung announced the Galaxy S3 in May and released in some regions that month. In the United States, the smartphone launched in both June and July after a brief delay.
So, this April timing makes a little more sense given that manufacturers often wait close to a year before releasing a new flagship device. Samsung also used its own event to announce several of its devices this year and it would be odd to see the company return to announcements at trade shows. However, because the device is still unofficial and because Samsung is rumored to be announcing a new 4.99-inch AMOLED 1080p display at CES, there remains a chance that February could be the month.
The company has yet to confirm anything related to the Galaxy S4 which means interested parties will almost certainly have to wait until 2013 for any kind of official information about the Galaxy S3’s successor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to include a massive display, possibly 4.99 to 5-inches, a quad-core processor, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and a 13MP rear camera rounding things out.
In addition to these devices it seems that Samsung may be prepping for a cheaper version of the Galaxy Note 2 in Europe and a new tablet with a QWERTY dock to fight off the Asus Transformer Pad series.