Contrary to previous rumors, it looks like Samsung won’t be announcing the Galaxy S IV at CES 2013 in January.
CNET has learned from “people familiar with the company’s plans” that the predecessor to the highly successful Galaxy S III won’t be getting a reveal at next year’s CES, despite past speculation suggesting otherwise. In fact, supposedly none of Samsung’s CES announcements will involve major mobile news, with the company instead opting to host a separate media event after the show.
Samsung released a CES teaser video yesterday, which is what caused theories about a Galaxy S IV CES unveiling to resurface. But apparently the majority of the company’s focus at the Las Vegas show will be on televisions.
Given the continued success of the Galaxy S III, which has continued to rival the sales of the Apple iPhone, it makes sense that Samsung is in no rush to launch a follow-up device. With shows like Mobile World Congress and Samsung’s own media event following in the wake of CES, the company has many other options if it wants to wait a bit longer before making any major announcements.