Last month, it was rumored that the Samsung Galaxy S IV was expected to be released in April. While it still looks as though Samsung is set to launch its new handset that month, the manufacturer may not reveal it’s next flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress as previously anticipated.
An unnamed source told SamMobile that Samsung will actually be announcing the device a month later, at its own private “Unpacked” event on March 15. The location of the event still remains unknown, and it’s still believed that Samsung will release the handset during the second week of April.
Samsung has yet to confirm the unveiling, but it still remains entirely possible. With other large handset manufacturers such as Apple opting to reveal their flagship devices at private events rather than tradeshows, the idea that Samsung may do the same is not farfetched.
According SamMobile the Samsung Galaxy S IV will first debut in Europe, with all of Europe and Asia expected to receive the smartphone before the end of April. America, Australia and Africa are expected to receive the Galaxy S IV sometime around May or June.
The projected specifications for the upcoming flagship device are quite impressive. The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to feature an Exynos 5 Octa (8-core) processor, Mali-T658 (8-core) GPU, 5-inch Super AMOLED Full HD display, with 2GB of RAM, 2600 mAh battery, and a 13MP rear-facing and 2MP front-facing cameras. Additionally, the handset is expected to run on Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) out of the box.
The Galaxy S IV expected to offer a number of optional accessories including, protective covers, extra battery kit, wireless charging kit, headset and a HDTV adapter. All of these accessories are supposedly planned to release on week 15, which once again, ties in to the idea of an April launch.