We’ve had more than our fair share of iPhone 5S rumours of late, but today it’s time to look at 2013’s other big smartphone release.
We’re mashing a couple of Samsung Galaxy S IV stories together here. For starters, we’re hearing that it won’t be released before May, while a second serving of juice delivers a purported Samsung Galaxy S IV “press shot”. Ahem.
With regards to the Samsung Galaxy S IV release date, we’re looking to – who else? – Samsung Lebanon.
A Facebook user was told by the Lebanese: "The Galaxy SIV won't be released before May 2013,” before later clarifying: "What we said is only trivial since all Galaxy S series are released between late April and early May, yet there's no way for anyone to know the exact release date :)"
To be honest, we don’t put too much stock in such thingies. The chaps manning these social networking positions are often no more in the know than you and I.
Indeed, Samsung USA told TechRadar: "We do not comment on rumors or speculation." So there is no official line at the moment. Probably.
Having said all that, it’s expected that the Samsung Galaxy S IV will be shown off behind closed doors at CES next week.
Finally, as you can see at the top of the page, there’s a purported Samsung Galaxy S IV press shot kicking around - leaked by an "insider at Samsung".
The main thing to note (albeit saltily) is the lack of a Home button; the elongated display suggests we should maybe expect on-screen buttons.
Unless, of course, the Samsung Galaxy S IV press shot is a load of mince. Who knows?