Samsung confirms March 14th introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S IV?

Samsung confirms March 14th introduction of the Samsung Galaxy S IV?
Exactly a week ago, we passed along word from Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin that Samsung would be taking the wraps off the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. Now, by a show of hands, how many of you immediately thought it ironic that the introduction of Samsung's next Android flagship phone would take place in the Big Apple? You can put your hands down now. This is not Romper Room and we can't see you through the computer screen. Now, by a show of hands, how many of you actually raised your hand to the previous question? Psych. Gotcha twice.

Anyway, the date that everyone was waiting for has been confirmed by a Samsung spokesman who told All Things D that Samsung will indeed unveil the Samsung Galaxy S IV on March 14th in New York City. The spokesman had nothing further to say, which is unfortunate because we'd love to hear if the latest specs we have for the device are correct. That would include the 4.99 inch SoLux display with a quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor on board and 2GB of RAM on board. There will be 16GB/32GB and 64GB models of the phone available with a 13MP camera on back.

While this is certainly exciting news, especially when you consider that Samsung expects to sell 100 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S IV, we have a number of exciting devices that will be introduced in Barcelona over the next several days. Keep your eyes right here for the best MWC 2013 coverage! Now by a show of hands, how many have been reading our pre-show stories?

source: AllThingsD

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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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64 Comments

1. GALAXY-STORM

Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 2012

Looking forward to it.

8. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

We all do my dear brother!

37. Mxyzptlk unregistered

But will it be any different from the previous models?

38. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Will it have to have S-Map then to be different?

44. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

46. MrNobodyWTB

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

May be wrong. But it's been rumored that it is *NOT* going to have the OCTA in it. So it very well might have the Qualcomm chip.

49. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

I was talking about my link. Meaning that I was suggesting the SG4 WON'T have an OCTA in it. I didn't want to flat out say the "processor is wrong" because, I can't say for sure until the 14th but, I'm 99% it will have a 600 inside.

60. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

You are talking about the new Samsung Galaxy S IV or new Apple iPhone ?

64. lolioslol

Posts: 182; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Of course it will, dumbass. It's SAMSUNG, not apple. You know, the company that actually innovates and can do something besides resize the ipod and sell it under a different name? apphail is a one trick pony and their plummeting stock reflects that.

50. No_Nonsense unregistered

The conference date is now officially scheduled. Samsung Galaxy S4 is coming on 14th March. Confirmed by Samsung Mobile via Twitter.

54. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

haha is ur comment bad? 4 dislikes lol .. @haters-no sense of disliking the comment

2. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Please come with sturdy design(Aluminium/Ceramic/Polycarbonate), Exynos 5 Octa, Mali T678, Super Amoled FHD full RGB, Wolfson audio DAC and you have 2013!

3. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Not amoled bt lcd and not exynos bt snapdragon..

7. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

lol, amoled with RGB. haha

24. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

why?? you never heard it??

28. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I guess so lol

4. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

I seriously don't believe it will come with a SoLux display or whatever rubbish has been rumoured, will have to wait and see.

40. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I'm only guessing though... Sammy without Amoled and Exynos sounds like they'd give up their soul We will see...

52. Retro-touch unregistered

If the screen is better than AMOLED and the processor is the best available atm I don't see that as a bad move by Samsung, if the software is great and hardware as good as usual by Samsung they will make tons of sales, using Snapdragon could mean that custom ROMS will be easier to make for it, since Samsung is notorious for having poor sources for Exynos

55. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

the leaked boot screen(Galaxy s4 LCD based) has wrong Samsung Galaxy text logo.. so it is certainly fake the g in Samsung must be on top of the X of the GALAXY

5. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

I can't wait! Sammy you are in my heart! No other phone company can compare. Octacore anyone? Please phonearena it is going to have a octacore, correct it.

10. gokusimpson

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

It's not really an octo core since it uses only 4 cores at a time (4 powerful cores or 4 battery saving cores). It's like saying a Tegra 3 is a pentacore because it has 4 powerful cores and 1 battery saving core.

13. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

That is not true! Sammy has promised octacore. They will deliver.

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

It is true. Go do some research, goofball.

22. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Why are you hating Sammy so much you Nokiafanboy???

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

What is wrong with you? I'm not hating on Samsung & I am definitely NOT a Nokia fanboy. I own a Galaxy Note 2 & it is the easily the best phone I've ever owned. Since you are too damn dense to believe what's being said to you, here's a link. Hope your head doesn't explode. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-explains-how-big.LITTLE-works-on-chips-like-Exynos-5-Octa_id39787

35. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

In basic terms, it is octo core. However, only 4 cores can be activated at a time. There are 4 A7 cores (battery savers), and 4 A15 cores (monster performers). The A7 cores do basic tasks; flipping through the home screens, using basic utility apps, light web browsing (maybe gaming, not sure), etc. When those A7 cores get overloaded however, the A15 cores flip on and take care of the task at hand; and once things have calmed down for the A7 cores, the A15 cores go dormant again. A15 is too power hungry to be by itself, so it needs the big.Little architecture to keep power consumption at a minimum, while giving you the performance of an A15 processor when needed. He was right, it is like calling Tegra 3 a penta core processor; numerically it is, but technically it isn't because it flips between the single battery saving core and the power hungry quad core but never uses all 5 cores at once. The Exynos 5 Octa is numerically an octo core processor, but technically it's only quad core. Or at least that's my understanding of it, if I made a mistake feel free to correct me. Also, the Galaxy S4 probably won't have the Octa in it because of over heating problems, or at least that's what was reported.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Who cares. If the engineers didn't call it the Exynos 5 octa, the marketing department would have. Either way, it is the right move. It is much more convincing ploy than something like boom sound, 4 ultra pixel, etc. Octacore just sounds beastly.

6. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

I hope it would be cooler than Xperia Z or HTC One haha.

12. Hemoroid

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 13, 2013

Yeah iam so tired by all these Htc and nokia fanboys wining all the time about their crappy devices.

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