That the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be unveiled on March 14, 2013 is the latest bit of gossip we’re hearing. There has been so much said about the handset and even a launch and a release date have been so widely speculated over the past few months that every time there’s a rumor, its validity comes into question.
In the final days of 2012, there was talk that the Galaxy S4 could be in stores sometime in April this year and that it would come with S Pen functionality. The rumors of the stylus bundled along have now been debunked, albeit unofficially, as the company has been keeping quiet about the phone amidst all the talk. It was said that the South Korean conglomerate wanted to keep its S and Note lines separate, and that the stylus was the dividing line.
Then, earlier this month, we heard that the smartphone would be made available in the beginning of April, going by photos of an internal document for a New Zealand raffle that apparently listed the device as the winning prize. Meanwhile, a storm was brewing in the UK as well, with a source close to a retailer there suggesting that it would be out in the third week of said month.
Soon after, another report pegged the launch date of the phone for March 15, a little later than earlier predicted. This one seemed to hold a tad more water, as Samsung would possibly want the MWC hype to die down a little before it announces something that is presumably so important to the company.
Now according to SamMobile, founder of Mobile-review, Eldar Murtazin has conferred on the successor to the GS3 via Twitter, a new announcement date, but had reported that a location remained unknown. The website later updated its original post, seemingly having received some sort of confirmation that the launch event would take place in New York. We have posted an image of the original tweet above.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 should be the company’s main focus, if it is indeed going to get the spotlight shone on it soon. Most recently it was reported that unlike previous renders, it would in fact come with a physical home button.