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

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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.

Samsung Lebanon says the Samsung Galaxy S IV won't launch before May

Samsung Lebanon says the Samsung Galaxy S IV won't launch before May

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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posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:41 18

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 23:29 2

12. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 00:54 5

14. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 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...

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 03:05 4

17. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 06:03 1

22. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 07 Jan 2013, 03:02

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:45 4

2. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 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.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 10:26 2

24. imkyle (Posts: 1087; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:46 3

3. devildlm1 (Posts: 71; Member since: 12 Sep 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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:03 3

6. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:49 2

8. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:48 3

4. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1642; Member since: 14 Feb 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.

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 19:59 2

5. stychill (unregistered)

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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 20:47 3

7. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 549; Member since: 20 May 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

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 21:12

9. Xperia42 (Posts: 60; Member since: 30 May 2012)

Can't wait

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 21:34 2

10. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

Waiting for SGS4

Please don't make me dissappointed


posted on 04 Jan 2013, 22:36

11. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)

Is this gonna set a record for pre-orders?

posted on 04 Jan 2013, 23:39 2

13. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)


posted on 05 Jan 2013, 01:58

15. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4332; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


posted on 05 Jan 2013, 04:02 2

20. Meleagru (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Dec 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.

posted on 05 Jan 2013, 06:06

23. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 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

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 06:19

27. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

ugly !

posted on 06 Jan 2013, 10:16

28. miladkhahil (Posts: 26; Member since: 08 Dec 2008)

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

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