Samsung’s next flagship smartphone may finally be announced next month, a Twitter tease from a renowned industry expert suggests.
According to Eldar Murtazin, founder of Russian tech site Mobile-Review, a “big announcement” is incoming March 14th – exactly two weeks from the end of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Despite not actually mentioning a device, the tweet is being seen by a host tech sites – including the good folk at Sam Mobile - as a thinly veiled reference to the day the Samsung will officially lift the lid on the Galaxy S4.
While Murtazin’s more recent predictions have been somewhat off lately, The Verge now reports that its sources also familiar with Samsung’s plans have confirmed that the S-giant is “definitely” planning to unveil “one or more new devices” on that day, one of which is bound to be the highly anticipated fourth generation kit.
The sources added that we should expect the Galaxy S4 “to take design cues from the Galaxy Note 8.0,” which itself has unfortunately yet to make it to market.
Adding more fuel to the fire, Sam Mobile has updated its story, now stating that the Galaxy S4 will be announced in New York and not in Russia as it had previously theorised.
Knock-knock-knockin’ on Apple’s door
Whether that’s considered at “Apple’s doorstep” as some had forecast last month, is debatable, given that the iMaker is based all the way over in the west coast.
Among the cutting-edge techs the Galaxy S4 is mooted to feature include a 4.99-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa 5 processor, a 13-megapixel shooter and integrated wireless charging capabilities.
Also likely to be on board are the latest 5G wireless chips for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio and a new iteration of the Nature UX interface with touch-free inputs that may allow you to pause video and scroll through content using your eye movements alone.
Although Samsung is keeping its lips tightly sealed, if rumours are to be trusted, the Galaxy S4 will land between April 15th and 22nd.
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The Verge, SamMobile