Samsung Galaxy S IV launch: March 15?

Samsung Galaxy S IV launch: March 15?South Korean manufacturer Samsung has shifted over 100 million Galaxy S devices, so it stands to reason that the smartphone world eagerly awaits the latest Galaxy S flagship.

In all likelihood it’ll be called the Samsung Galaxy S IV, and the rumour mill now suspects the launch will go down on March 15.

That’s the good word according to SamMobile, with credit going to their “trusted insider”.

March 15 is supposedly confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy S IV launch, however the location is still top secret at this stage.

Press invitations are expected shortly after Mobile World Congress, while the Samsung Galaxy S IV release will be phased across the globe, from early April.

Specifically, eastern Europe (eh?) will see the Samsung Galaxy S IV first, followed by Asia and the rest of Europe by the end of April. America, Australia and Africa will follow “around May/June”.

Rumoured Samsung Galaxy S IV specs include a 4.99in 1080p display, Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front shooter, and Jelly Bean (Android 4.2.1).

Finally, Samsung Galaxy S IV colours will be plain old black and white. Yeah, we weren't too keen on that Pebble Blue. Having said that, if it's anything like the Samsung Galaxy S III, expect a million Samsung Galaxy S IV colour variants to follow in due course.

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matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:28

Sounds good, I look forward to the even better Note 3.

As for E.Europe being the first place to get the S4, it kinda makes sense. It's a decent balance of having a passable mobile network infrastructure and not having too many people who can afford an S4 and therefore avoiding mass public outcry from Western nations if some software bug is messing things up (a la Apple Maps). It gives Samsung a few weeks to create an out of the box software update so that the more popular European markets (aka The UK, Germany and France), don't experience said bug(s).

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 12:50

Sounds like a load of old nonsense to me.

matt101101 / MOD  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:10

Sounds like a load of old nonsense to me.
Well lots of Samsung software updates come out in E.Europe before they're released anywhere else. It seems a decent place to test such things.

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:36

Seems like a step backwards to me., but I don't see why they'd rush the launch when s3 still seems to be doing so well. Stick with it and it could outsell i5 overall.

Anyway Asia won't even be getting it by that release schedule. ;)
Press invitations are expected shortly after Mobile World Congress, while the Samsung Galaxy S IV release will be phased across the globe, from early April.
Specifically, eastern Europe (eh?) will see the Samsung Galaxy S IV first, followed by the rest of Europe by the end of April. America, Australia and Africa will follow “around May/June”.


Think they'll make sure that whatever colours they want to release from the start will actually be available this time though..

lcurdie / MOD  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:41

Anyway Asia won't even be getting it by that release schedule. ;)

Amended :p

Also, Matthew, I think Pondi was saying that the story sounded like a load of old nonsense, as opposed to your eastern Europe theory. Maybe ;)

Pondlife  Feb. 7, 2013 at 13:53

Did they get a pink s3, don't recall reading of one? (EDIT) Silly me, looked and of course they did :)

Yeah kind of more the story but although they might test software there I don't think it would go down too well to make the west wait for the S4. Think they'd rather release worldwide at same time, but US networks make that a tricky idea.

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