Samsung Galaxy S IV to after all be at CES, but only for a few executives to see

Samsung Galaxy S IV to after all be at CES, but only for a few executives to see
The Samsung Galaxy S IV will not make an official debut at the Consumer Electronics Show that kicks off in just a couple of days in Las Vegas. That’s no surprise as Samsung is widely expected to announce its new Android flagship around April this year, but what could be a slight surprise is that early models of the Galaxy S IV will be at the show, but under tight supervision and behind closed doors for only a few top executives to see, according to South Korean website MT.

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Lee is allegedly the person who will be at CES and the one to show the upcoming Galaxy S IV to carriers and other high-profile partners.

Moreover, the report goes on to once again say the Samsung Galaxy S IV will indeed have a 5-inch 1080p display and run on Samsung’s Exynos 5440, a quad-core ARM Cortex A15-based chip.

This might sound a bit strange to you, but what the Samsung executive will be showing is likely a non-final prototype of the S IV to partners that will need some information about that device before they decide how much of it they would want, and so on. All of this is ordinary, and is going behind the scenes, without the end-user hearing much. At least we know that Samsung is ready with some kind of a prototype to show off, and that’s already something.

What’s more interesting, is that we even saw a leaked picture of the Galaxy S IV, stripped off the physical buttons. That could be an interesting decision to keep the device at around the same dimensions and relatively comfortable for one-handed use despite the larger screen.

source: MK via Android Authority

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1. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Can't wait for the Galaxy S4!!!!

3. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012


7. MeoCao unregistered

S4 is most anticipated phone right now and it deserves a separate unveiling.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

While i agree, i think it's too soon for Samsung to unveil the S IV. Yes, It's a premium phone that needs a sole, separate and a big launch. It would be better if Samsung unveil the phone a few days prior to the launch...i think that would have more surprise value for the fans.

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...but only for a few executives to see" Still a chance for a leaks! :)

11. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

1080p OLED screen O_O oh god I have sold my s2 2 days ago ;)

2. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012


4. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

i hope it would be released in Q3 of 2013 or late Q2...

9. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Q2 for S4, Q3 for Note3. There will be a few months gap between the two.

5. bogdan247

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 04, 2013

Your Android Authority link is broken.

6. Katrina

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012

i feel so bad for apple, sigh RIP iPhone X

8. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

They can't really go over the top with the internals compared to high end phones being showcased at CES. 1920x1200? OLED? Flexible display? Better camera? S Pen? Android 5.0? Not likely. I think this year is for Samsung tablets. Note 2 10.1 sounds promising.

12. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

It will be released in 2nd qtr (Apr-Jun).

13. BS_Lyon

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

Every thing looks great, but needs home button and durable body to make it a perfect device.

14. omarr

Posts: 149; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

burn in hell iphone 5 !!!

15. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

well, they need a push from other companies to make S IV really successful, so why not. i really want the ability of dual processor though, a quad core A15 and a dual core (4+1 was patented by Nvidia) low power A9

16. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

damn it, why do they keep making a larger & larger screen phone....

19. Valdomero

Posts: 707; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

I second that, I believe Sammy thinks people are getting bigger and bigger every year, maybe they're making these phones larger because of the hardware they have inside. I was looking forward this phone, but since it'll be a 5" screen and look almost the same as the GS3 and Note 2, I'd better stay with my GS2 or look for another phone :s

18. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

The Galaxy SIV would surely crush the iPhone5 a couple of times!

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31757; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Y is that the phone u have mention? This article is about the gs4.

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Lucky a$$ executives. They even shouldn't even see the new model till the press conference all they do is sit on their lazy fat a$$e$. But still EXCITED ONLY THREE MONTHS TO GO!!

21. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

so looking forward to seeing what it is. rumor tho s-pen not happy about that

23. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

Im so excited. Launch it Now!!!!! Please, im begging you

24. sswain

Posts: 56; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

T3 Middle East also says that the GS4 is in CES shown to selected persons.

25. richardyarrell2011

Posts: 510; Member since: Mar 16, 2011

The Galaxy S4 will be great i am sure. But I will be purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 that's Samsung's main device in the family.

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