Samsung dismisses Galaxy S IV early launch rumours

Samsung dismisses Galaxy S IV early launch rumoursRumours that Samsung is planning to respond to the iPhone 5 by pushing up the launch of its own Galaxy S IV to Mobile World Congress in Feb 2013 have provoked plenty of discussion over the past day or so.

Naturally, then, Samsung has now come out and dismissed the rumours as completely untrue – in fact it won't even go as far as to say it plans to unveil an SGS4 in the first place.

The early launch rumours first surfaced courtesy of the Korea Times over the weekend: “Samsung is ready to unveil the next Galaxy smartphone, the Galaxy S4, at early next year’s mobile world congress (MWC) in the Spanish city of Barcelona.”

The logic was that the first two Galaxy S handsets were announced at MWC so it would actually be a return to form. The key, though, is “announced”, as the reason this year's Galaxy S III launch occurred later in the year was to bring it closer to the handset's actual release.

So unless advocates of the MWC 2013 theory were suggesting Sammy planned to return to a three month delay between launch date and on-sale date, they were really saying that the Galaxy S III faced being replaced after only 10 months or so.

Not surprisingly, plenty of people disagreed with that idea, and Samsung itself is clearly among them. The SamsungTomorrow Twitter account had this to say (loosely translated from Korean):

“Please note that the speculation reported by some media regarding the Galaxy S III's successor is purely rumour, and simply not true. We have not announced anything, so why spread these rumours?”

Note the unwillingness to even go as far as committing to the name Galaxy S IV – though that's typical Samsung, rather than a hint that it's thinking of changing the naming convention.

Still, we imagine it won't stop the chatter – after all, now that Eldar Murtazin is involved it's open season.

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 19:55

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:37

regarding the Galaxy S III's successor
So there will be a successor to the S3, who cares if it's called the S4 or not.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 20:43

regarding the Galaxy S III's successor
So there will be a successor to the S3, who cares if it's called the S4 or not.


they should call it the ifONE X - p*ss off Apple and HTC

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 21:36

regarding the Galaxy S III's successor
So there will be a successor to the S3, who cares if it's called the S4 or not.


they should call it the ifONE X - p*ss off Apple and HTC

Or just do a GooPhone and wait for Apple's leaks before patenting and rushing out an identical device. That'd teach Apple for crying wolf over Samsung's current designs :p.

SpeedyG  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:13

I really hope when it comes out it won't get to 5 inches.

Smartphone screen-sizes are getting silly now.

Is the future really note sized screens?? :(

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 18, 2012 at 22:15

I really hope when it comes out it won't get to 5 inches.

Smartphone screen-sizes are getting silly now.

Is the future really note sized screens?? :(


Agree. I rarely wish my N9 had a bigger screen...

Pondlife  Sep. 19, 2012 at 00:01

If they can put the larger screen in the same sized phone I don't see why not though.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 19, 2012 at 00:09

If they can put the larger screen in the same sized phone I don't see why not though.
+1

CTPAHHIK  Sep. 19, 2012 at 10:31

I agree with Apple design for iPhone 5 - weird resolution screen.

I would prefer to have a single uniform screen in the front. No buttons and no signs of any kind. Don't care what the resolution of such screen would be. If it does 720p with borders top and bottom - no problem. With time app developers will find what to fill borders with.

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