Samsung’s next flagship phone will make its debut in just over five weeks, one of the web’s best-connected fansites claims, as the gadget-maker bids to further cement its status as Android’s leading light.
According to a ‘trusted insider’ cited by Sam Mobile, the handset that the tech world has tentatively titled the Galaxy S4 will be launched on March 15th at a special Samsung Unpacked press event.
However, before you work yourself in to a lather of S3-related excitement, it’s worth noting that the phone will hit retail first in Eastern Europe and won’t actually go on sale in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia until late April.
This means you’re looking at the best part of three months before you can hold the kit in your hand. And that’s assuming that it isn’t prone to the kind of supply or production problems that kept networks' initial stockholdings low last time around.
Concrete details about the launch city for the successor of the S3 are less forthcoming. But invitations to Sammy's press call are purportedly set to wing their way to tech sites and mainstream media later this month, with Sam Mobile backing details to emerge when Mobile World Congress wraps up on February 28th.
Assuming we can believe at least some of the rumours doing the rounds, the S4’s spec sheet will take in wireless charging, a larger, full HD Super AMOLED screen coming in at 4.99-inches and an Exynos 5 octa-core processor.