Samsung Galaxy S IV introduction reportedly set for March 14Alex Wagner - Deputy Managing Editor, News Desk
Grab your calendars, folks, new reports have begun making the rounds suggesting a date on which the Samsung Galaxy S IV could make its official debut. The rumblings began when Eldar Murtazin of Russian site mobile-review tweeted earlier today that we should "save the date for a big announcement" on March 14. Murtazin didn't say that he was referring to the Galaxy S IV, but SamMobile suggested that that was the case, and now The Verge has been told by its own sources that March 14 is "definitely" the day that Samsung is planning to introduce its new flagship. The event is expected to take place in the U.S.
As for the Galaxy S IV itself, The Verge's tipsters claim that Samsung is working hard to keep the new device's design a secret, much like it did with the Galaxy S III. Samsung is likely to be focusing on its own special features with the device, though, and the device's new feature set is said to be a bigger improvement over the Galaxy S III's than we saw in the jump from the Galaxy S II to the Galaxy S III. The specs of the new Galaxy smartphone are still a mystery, but previous reports have claimed that the S IV could feature a 2,600mAh battery and 4.99-inch 1080p display.
While we'll obviously have to wait for an official announcement from Samsung before this March 14 event is official, it wouldn't be a huge shock to see the company ask us to save that date for it. Samsung announced the Galaxy S III at a big event in London in early May last year, and considering how popular the Galaxy S III has become, I'm sure that Sammy would like to hold another major blowout for the Galaxy S IV. It appears that Samsung may have decided to move its Galaxy S IV announcement up a bit from last year, which will place the event a month after HTC's One gathering and two weeks after Mobile World Congress wraps up. Looks like Samsung wants to take control of the smartphone news cycle as we head into the spring. How many of you are looking forward to seeing what Samsung has up its sleeve for the Galaxy S IV?