Samsung will showcase its next flagship handset to networks this month, an industry insider claims, as anticipation builds around 2013’s ‘other’ landmark phone release.
Earlier today, the compulsively indiscreet Mobile-Review editor Eldar Murtazin hinted via Twitter that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be landing at a press event in New York on March 14th.
That broadly chimed with earlier reports from Sam Mobile who had also named a mid-March due date for the handset.
However, since then Murtazin has disclosed that the S4 will actually tip up a little bit earlier. According to our favourite loose-cannon, if you’re a network you’ll get to clap eyes on it at this month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC).
News of Samsung’s plan will surely put the cat among the pigeons at the tech expo. Letting slip that the S4 will be present at the event means it will still attract MWC headlines away from smaller players, such as HTC.
Samsung’s decision to once again shun MWC for its flagship phone comes after some tech-watchers claimed that the absence of major new product launches at the expo indicate it is losing its lustre.
Earlier leaks suggest that the S4 will pack a five-inch 1080p screen, a brawny eight-core processor more in the way of intuitive user interface tweaks, including touch-free gesture controls.