Samsung's Galaxy S4 is probably the most anticipated smartphone in the world right now. Those keen to get their hands on Samsung's smartphone may not have to wait long because fresh rumours suggest that the Galaxy S4 will be unveiled on March 15th!
Samsung are thought to be unveiling the next-gen Galaxy S4 at an “Unpacked Event” with the mobile due to land in stores in April. This validates previous rumours which suggested an April launch and that date would also give the Galaxy S3 a full year on sale before being eclipised.
The Galaxy S4 looks set to break all sales records with Samsung predicting that they'll sell 10 million Galaxy S4's every month, which doesn't seem unreasonable considering they sold 40 million Galaxy S3's in just 7 months.
Why would Samsung launch the Galaxy S4 when the Galaxy S3 is still dominating?
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is indeed still selling very well, but the smartphone is coming under increasing pressure from other next-gen smartphones. Recently, we compared the Galaxy S3 to Sony's Xperia Z where we concluded that the latter is the new "King of Android".
The Mobile World Congress starts at the end of this month when a fresh batch of challengers will be gunning for the Galaxy S3. Samsung don't want to give their competitors too much of a head-start and therefore unveiling the Galaxy S4 sooner rather than later seems like a smart and necessary move.
What do we know about the Samsung Galaxy S4 ?
No official information about Samsung's smartphone has been released, but over the last couple of months plenty of Galaxy S4 rumours which we've summarised in our Galaxy S4 rumour-round up.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to have a 5 inch Super AMOLED touch-screen which will run at 1920*1080 pixels. While, it's also rumoured to come with an Exynos 5 octa-core processor which will run at a clock-speed of 2.0 Ghz providing excellent performance and battery life.
The Galaxy SIV is rumoured to have 2GB of RAM , a 13 mega-pixel camera and will come pre-loaded with Android Key Lime Pie. We've also heard that it'll adopt Samsung's S-Pen interface which was made popular by the Galaxy Note.
One of the major criticisms aimed at the Galaxy S3 was that the build quality of the smartphone was pretty low. A new render of the Samsung S4 has appeared online, reported by Android Community, suggesting the Galaxy S4 will have a metal case , which if proving accurate would be more than enough to silence the critics.
When can we expect to hear more about the Galaxy S4?
Assuming Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S4 in March we'd expect invites to be sent out over the next couple of weeks. We wouldn't be at all surprised is Samsung sent out the invites just ahead of the Mobile World Congress which starts on February 25th.
As soon as 3G hear any new information about the Galaxy S4 you'll be the first to know !
By Simon Thomas on 08th February, 2013