The Samsung Galaxy S4, the successor of the Galaxy S3 which is on the market right now, will apparently launch in February at the Mobile World Congress and be released soon after.
According to the The Korea Times, Samsung will announce the new Galaxy S4 at the Mobile World Congress trade show in February and release the phone, at the latest, in March.
Specific release dates for the Galaxy S IV are unclear at this time which isn’t the least bit surprising.
The phone appears destined to replace the Samsung Galaxy S3 as Samsung’s flagship phone. However, it appears that Samsung won’t even wait a year before replacing its current model. The Samsung Galaxy S3 launched in May of 2012 with a release coming shortly afterward. The Galaxy S3 was released in the U.S. in June.
This release window comes just a few days after Apple announced the new iPhone 5 making it an extremely curious rumor due to the timing.
The official who evidently confirmed the news said that the new Galaxy S4 would be more than enough to compete with Apple’s iPhone 5, an iPhone that is coming with a larger screen, 4G LTE data speeds and iOS 6.
Apple’s new iPhone 5 is set to be released on September 21st with sales expected to be the millions.
As for specifics in regards to the Galaxy S4, the device will apparently have a gigantic 5-inch display and come with 4G LTE speeds and some version of Android, likely Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest.
At this point, the rumor should be taken with a grain of salt considering Samsung likes to announce devices like these at their own events. It’s possible that an Unpacked event may go down shortly before Mobile World Congress but with the Galaxy S III, Samsung hosted its own event separate from a trade show and we thought it might do the same next year.
We’ll be on the look out for more rumors.