Samsung will reportedly skip an Unpacked Event at Mobile World Congress 2013 next month, saving the event for the rumored March Samsung Mobile Unpacked event in New York City, where the company is likely to launch the Galaxy S4.
PocketLint claims that sources familiar with Samsung’s plans say Samsung is skipping the pre-show press event at MWC in Barcelona Spain next month.
Samsung will reportedly skip an official unveiling event at MWC, but it will be on the show floor with products from the Samsung Mobile division.
Samsung has used Unpacked events ahead of large shows like MWC to launch devices like the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2.
Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Note 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 3 at MWC 2013, both of which will likely be on the show floor so attendees can go hands on with the devices. Samsung Mobile may show off other devices, but all signs point to the Galaxy S4 skipping MWC 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is the rumored name for Samsung’s next flagship smartphone which could replace the Galaxy S3 as early as April internationally, and shortly after in the U.S.
Rumors point to a 4.99-inch 1080P HD display for the Galaxy S4 as well as a quad-core processor, which may be the latest Exynos Octa processor. Rumors point to a 13MP rear facing camera and support for wireless charging with an optional kit. The Galaxy S4 will likely run Android 4.2 with a Samsung Nature UX skin on top, similar to the Galaxy S3, but with new features.
Gotta Be Mobile expects the Galaxy S4 will land on all major U.S. carriers, and we’ve seen hints of an AT&T Galaxy S4.