Samsung Lebanon says to expect the Samsung Galaxy S IV no earlier than May

Samsung Lebanon says to expect the Samsung Galaxy S IV no earlier than May
This past week, Samsung Lebanon not only revealed the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S IV (as if everyone didn't know it was on the way), but also hinted as to when the eagerly awaited device would be released. On its Facebook page, Samsung Lebanon leaked out the news that the device would not be available before May. That might have been a surprise to some as there was some speculation that the phone could see the light of day as early as April.

As the next in line to wear the crown as the flagship Android handset, any news related to the device is important. Samsung Lebanon didn't quite see it that way however, noting that their comment about the Samsung Galaxy S IV not launching before May was not a secret because everyone knows that Samsung releases new Galaxy S models between late April and Early May. Samsung Lebanon really felt compelled to play down its comments and even stated that the leak was trivial.

After seeing the proposed specs of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, as well as a picture alleged to be that of the device, we would say that there is nothing trivial about the phone at all.

source: SamsungLebanon via SlashGear

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1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Of course it will be in may around that time. They will beat the iphone 5s in sales just like they did with the gs3 out selling the iphone 5/4s

12. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

gs3 doesn't come close compared to iPhone 5's sale, if you compared it to average sales per month.

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

average sale per month maybe, but you cant say it doesnt come close... it is the closest of all phones... and it is the fastest selling gadget ever, 9 million in 1 wekk, iPhone 5 just 5 million...

17. AnTuTu

Posts: 1622; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

@neutralguy :- I think you are not neutral anymore :p

22. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

S3 outselling the iPhone 5 about 3:1 in our stores,that's not even mentioning other android handset sales. Of course I'm talking about carriers outside of the us in Europe where iPhone 5 sales rush lasted about first 2 deliveries for us and then it ended. Android has the vast majority share outside of the US

29. geordie8t1 unregistered

galaxy s3 shipped nearly 35 million devices, could not find current iPhone 5 stats but at 1 point they were 3:1 behind in terms of sales, the release of iPhone 5 in new countries including china and other Asian countries i think have now put them back in front i think, but not by much, apple has a more established brand in terms of fan base but galaxy devices are closing in on that also, it is interesting what will come for the s4, i have had the iPhone and then the sgs1, sgs2, sgs3, sgs3LTE and as long as Samsung continue to impress and advance then i see no reason to change from there more user friendly, media friendly handset, as in my personal use the s3 beats the iPhone hands down for what i need it to do, obviously other people need there phone for different things and apple will be their choice

2. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 2013

May is a good release date IMO. I will be skipping the IV and probably even the V, just got my S3 a few months ago at full retail of $700 so I'll be keeping it at least a couple years. And honestly, being that I don't use 70% of the features on my S3 I'm in no rush as it meets all of my needs.

24. imkyle

Posts: 1116; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

I just purchasec my Galaxy Nexus 6 months go for $349 myself and I plan on keeping it till it stops receiving updates.

3. devildlm1

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

If that's the real design or anything like it, I hope they have worked out distinguishing between finger touch and accidental palm touch due to the lack of bezel. Either way i can't wait to see what samsung has to offer

6. rickywinataa

Posts: 262; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

it is possible actually, maybe by using capacitive sensor to measure the area of contact and detect it as accidental.

8. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Don't worry note 10.1 has will be s4...

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The one thing I am hoping for in the new Galaxy S is a real focus on the camera. Everything else about the device was great in the last iteration but I feel like the camera should be given more focus since we are seeing HDR cameras in other devices. I also wish the body was made out of a different material that hasn't been done before such as ceramic. Besides that, I would say the device will be stellar given the rumored specifications that have come out. It would be a real added plus if it came with the big.Little architecture in the form of 8-cores as some rumors suggest it may come with.

5. stychill unregistered

What i want to know is when to expect the moto X

7. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

Good, I just finally got my Note 2 last night to replace my water damaged note 1 and I wanna not be jealous of a new model for awhile

9. Xperia42

Posts: 60; Member since: May 30, 2012

Can't wait

10. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Waiting for SGS4 Please don't make me dissappointed :))))


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Is this gonna set a record for pre-orders?

13. rahulcena5565

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 01, 2010


15. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012


20. Meleagru

Posts: 92; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

If they get rid of the ugly physical buttons, I'm all for it. Having on-screen buttons brings it closer to stock Android and maybe faster updates.

23. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Don't like losing screen real estate to onscreen buttons myself,just wastes some space. Have capacitive buttons just make the bezel they locate in a lot smaller

27. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

ugly !

28. miladkhahil

Posts: 26; Member since: Dec 08, 2008

I am a proud Lebanese as well wasn't surprise at all ....

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