Korea Times: Samsung Galaxy S 4 to be announced at MWC2013

Korea Times: Samsung Galaxy S 4 to be announced at MWC2013
Okay, folks, get your salt shakers ready before reading the following bit of rumor mill material. According to the Korea Times, a Samsung Galaxy S 4 is already being planned for release in early 2013. Word allegedly comes from an anonymous Samsung insider, who said that the smartphone is expected to be announced in February during MWC in Barcelona. The decision was taken only three days after Apple announced the iPhone 5, the tipster adds. After getting unveiled officially, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (or Galaxy S IV, perhaps?) will hit the market in March, which would be only ten months after the international release of the Galaxy S III.

If the source of this spicy rumor is to be trusted, the next Galaxy S smartphone would boast an even bigger screen measuring 5 inches in diagonal. In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S III has a 4.8-inch screen. To no surprise, the processor inside the Galaxy S 4 would be an Exynos one, although nothing is said whether a potential U.S. variant would swap it for a different chip due to LTE compatibility issues. What is said, however, is that the processor will be of the quad-core kind.

Again, keep in mind that what you just read exists only in rumorland and could be totally inaccurate. Let's just wait until more info on the matter is revealed before getting excited about Samsung's next greatest smartphone.

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79 Comments

1. hateftotti

Posts: 223; Member since: May 03, 2011

BYE BYE APPLE. Samsung will show you what is innovation.

3. Peter98

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

BYE BYE SAMSUNG. You will just show what is so called a phone with super craziness and overcome screen size.

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i gotta agree with you peter98 samsung thinks that the bigger a phone is the better it is............is not 4.8 inches already big enough? they need to start making premium phone designs first before they go ahead and make another galaxy s phone with MONSTER SPECS and features.......because those things only appeal to a certain crop in the field.....lolz you gotta have BEAUTY AND POWER........nuff said

54. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

What if the galaxy s4 has a 5" screen but in the same body size as the gs3.. It could be done as Samsung can easily shrink the bezels on the s3 to allow a 5" screen... Happy with the size of my s3 and I hope they don't get any bigger in phone size... Motorola just showed that a 4.3" screen in a 4" size phone so it's totally possible to see a 5" screen on a device the size of the s3..If you have an s3 you will see what I mean as there is plenty of bezel that can be made smaller to add a larger screen.

17. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

5 inch is really at the line already. 4.7-4.8" is the sweet spot. so whats next 5.3 like the galaxy note 1

25. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

I personally think they should keep the Galaxy S line small and go overboard for the big screen people with the Note line. 5 inches on the IV? That's kinda ridiculous.

49. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Just wait and see. The Note II has a larger screen than the og Note, but the size is the same. Bet it is the same with the Galaxy SII line. Bigger screen, less bezel, same size overall. Remember these are just rumors, anyway.

59. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I think a 5 inch screen would be great as long as the phones footprint didnt increase.

61. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

i bet that the samsung galaxy s4 will have a real edge to edge design with kevlar or keramic and it will be the same size as the s3 or even smaler! i bet! 1080p flexible screen and it will be thinner then the iphone 5! exynos 5250 2 ghz 13mpx camer with samsung sensor 2 gb ram or 2,5

46. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

They said next big thing is already here. I do not understand why they going to replace innovative big thing within six month. May be they realized this isn't big enough.

56. jshan

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Ha ha .. LoL .. It makes me laugh buddy . Nice comment !! Poor Samsung !!

74. Phullofphil

Posts: 1729; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Not only do I think the galaxy s 4 won't be released untill about a year after the s3 but I am sure that the final design and hardware choices have not been decided on. They should release the s line once a year and the galaxy nexus line in the middle of thos launches like how the winter and Sumer Olympics do it

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I would expect an announcement in 1Q2013 followed by shipping in 2Q2013. Apple will sh*t a brick over the GS IV, 'cause the GS IV will force apple to up its game yet again, instead of an incremental upgrade 5S, they will ave to produce the iP6.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Edit - have to instead of ave to

30. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

whats the galaxy s4 gonna have that the note 2 wont have tho? jus a question

32. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

IDK. Maybe the GS IV gets better GPU? Maybe better battery tech? And then there is always the Note III.... Technology marches on.

70. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Keep in mind that this could be a total lie to deter off iPhone 5 sales.

72. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I call shenanigans on it. I expect it to be a dual core A15 Exynos5.. clocked around 1.5ghz or a lil more. Its not going to be another quad A9 exynos. Fat chance its a exynos5 quad either.

52. AstronautJones

Posts: 305; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Probably a faster processor and better camera. Some will like the smaller size. You do have a point though, maybe those specs are good enough? My Galaxy SIII already does everything I need.

6. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Much expected Exynos A15 , flexible screen , a better camera and finally a better DESIGN would drive everyone crazy ...

11. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

I still dont get how flexible screen is so amazing. I dont even want to bend my phone.

19. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I dont want it to bend too ... But the screen won't break easily if it uses flexible screen ..

68. starandmountain

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

yeah, it's like a high skyscraper, they are not stif, but they move with the ground. far more innovatif than make it as stif as possible! :)

41. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It's not to blend our phone...but the screen will never broke due to it's flexibly...and oled screen said to consume less power...and no need of gorilla screen will result in a thinner and lighter phone....... @ sadaivadai It's said to have some external changes but will maintain the same rectangle with rounded corners shape....

62. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

lol its only for the stability.. and a flexible screen alows samsung to make a ultra thinn phone!

71. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it allows samsung to change designs a bit like a curved glass display. Also, its more for drop/vibration resistance than anything. If its flexible and not rigid, its less likely to break on impact or if you bump into something with your phone.

8. baldilocks

Posts: 1414; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I imagine it will be a 5" 1080p Super AMOLED HD++ screen. 2GB of RAM and all of the other usual goodies.

10. jrandolf

Posts: 22; Member since: Aug 29, 2012

maybe the next samsung galaxy s4 will not be in 5 inches screen . if that will happen, it is consider a phablet . but i'm excited what will samsung do with this new galaxy . :)

13. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

Too early??

16. wendygarett unregistered

I want to say the same things... I think Samsung is too responsive towards what Apple did... Apple is Apple and samsung is Samsung...

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