No Samsung Unpacked event to be held at MWC 2013, Galaxy S IV bound to skip the show

No Samsung Unpacked event to be held at MWC 2013, Galaxy S IV bound to skip the show
Samsung may be readying as many as 8 new Android smartphones for announcement at MWC 2013, but the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV will surely not be one of them. And that's not only because J. K. Shin himself said so – it turns out that Samsung won't be holding an "Unpacked" event at all, which makes those rumors of a March announcement for the Galaxy S IV seem a lot more credible now. Word comes from people "familiar with the matter" who spilled the beans for the guys at Pocket-Lint

Of course, Samsung will still have its own booth at MWC 2013 where we bet that a whole bunch of Android gadgets will be on display. In addition to the aforementioned handsets, new Android tablets are likely to be announced as well, including the rumored Galaxy Tab 3 slates, along with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. At least one of them is expected to sport a high-resolution display – 2560 by 1600 pixels, and we sure look forward to checking it out first hand.

But as for the Samsung Galaxy S IV, we'll have to wait a bit more before we get a chance to give it a go. Perhaps its maker needs some extra time to make enough of its Exynos 5 Octa chips, which are expected to debut in the rumored flagship, or those new, 1080p AMOLED display panels are slowing the process down. Either way, we sure hope that the wait will be worth it!

source: Pocket-Lint

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  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop



23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Not surprising since the GS3 skipped MWC and had it's own unpacked event. I wouldn't expect them to change that now that they are even more popular. They won't go back to a MWC unveiling until they are chumps like HTC, Sony, and LG again. Which might not be for awhile.

21. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Samsung are just waiting to see what the others have on offer before deciding to release the S4 early or not,as that use to be the down turn with Nokia,they use to announce phones early an then the others knew what to release to stop the Nokia phone being popular an then Nokia would release there phones late an the sales became disappointing,so Samsung are doing the Right thing,if we had the iPhone 5S being released by Apple then the S4 would be released early

20. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012


17. IU_Lover

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Everyone loves sequels, the second model will always be better than the first one right? (some things you guys should ponder about)

14. techguy22

Posts: 227; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

excited for this

9. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

that's ok. atleast they putting all effort to make S4 looks great, bcoz its already great in the hardware but interms of design, yikeeesss

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wats wrong with u guys? Samsung will run their own press conference prior after mwc to launch their line up before apple announce their ph5s

12. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

This is highly likely

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I know the geek world is impatient to lay their eyes on the Galaxy S4, but Samsung staying on schedule is a good thing, they shouldn't rush it out nor they need to as the S3 and Note 2 are still running their cycles well, and neither the Nexus 4 and Oppo Find 5 (stock issues), nor the Xperia Z (price tag) will win over the masses.

6. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

who didn't see that coming?

5. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

this is some great marketing moves by samsung, really really smart, make own event and entire focus will be on you, on mwc there will be htc lg moto and what not and that is competition, this way you have all eyes on you, great marketing move by samsung

11. urtard

Posts: 82; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

This isn't a marketing move. The S3 and Note 2 are far from the end of their product life cycle. If they release the S4 now, many S3 and Note 2 users will be angry as well. HTC made a lot of One X users angry with One X+. Same with Apple with iPad 4.

16. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

not really, i think those s3 and note 2 users are now driven by their desire to get new line of galaxy :D htc and sony make their flagship phones monthly lol :D

22. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

I don't think so; When the S-III was released the S-II was introduced a year before. If Samsung releases the S-IV, the S-III also will be one year old. Same goes for the Note: When I got my Note 2 early November last year, my Note 1 also was 1 year old. So I'll expect the Note 3 to be realeased at the end of October when my Note 2 also will be 1 year old ;) And for sure I'll be with the very first users to buy the Note 3!

3. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The Galaxy S4 will be well worth the wait. If you own the Galaxy S2 you should be ready for the Galaxy S4 no doubt. If you own the current Galaxy S3 especially here in the States i would be definitely purchasing the Galaxy S4. It's Exynos 5 Octa is far better than the current Snapdragon dualcore processor plus that 13meg camera will be better on the S4 no doubt. Current Galaxy S3 owners should be ready only turn off is the Galaxy S4 will have jellybean instead of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Myself looks like i will be waiting on the Galaxy Note 3 which will have android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out the box. Nobody beats Samsung period.

4. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

you're so fanatic

10. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

Yes we all know Samsung make great phones, but your fanboyism is terrible.

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks like we're gonna have to wait a bit longer for that m7,xperia z and s4 fight:(

2. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

that would be an interesting fight. can't predict which one will dominate.

18. SamsungFan

Posts: 201; Member since: Apr 16, 2012

S4 will be the winner

19. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

don't judge so fast.

24. samsungapple

Posts: 10; Member since: Sep 30, 2012

sony is too out of date now.

13. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Go Samsung! (3x)

15. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

haha right, if design wise, ill prefer galaxy s4.. galaxy s3 and note 2 outperformed all sony's and htc's last year phones in terms of camera even though samsung uses sony's lens, that makes sammy smart at doing something in their software,, ill prefer the most functional and fun UI-Touchwiz than d most elegant UI- of sony, and most beautiful widgets-of HTC.. performance-for sure they are all d same :D but touchwiz take advanatge of it by maximizing multitasking and bunch of features.. rumored 2600mah will be great.. rumored 20% less batt consmption will be greater haha removable battery and expandable memory will always be my choice even ignoring the amazing back glasses and water/dust resistant build, well if these can be combined,then great haha :D display-hmm nevermind above 400ppi will always look great. matter of preference.. im inlove wd d ads on sony xperia z abt their display, but im also in love with superAmoled :( if sammy will improve the white colors of SuperAmoled, then ill go with it lol.. and expecting tons of features from ssgs4 as what dey did during d annncmnt of s3..

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