Samsung Confirms Galaxy S IV Launch Event For March 14th

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We can put it on the books and put the rumors to bed Samsung’s Mobile Chief JK Shin has confirmed a Galaxy S IV event on March 14th in New York City. According to Edaily, Shin stated his company will show off the device at a Samsung Unpacked event marking the first time a Samsung smartphone has launched stateside since the Galaxy S in 2010.

“We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue (to New York)… as we were bombarded with requests from U.S. mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country,” Samsung Electronics’ mobile division chief JK Shin was quoted as saying on the Edaily news website.

As for the device itself, we’re still working off a list of unconfirmed specs amid new reports Samsung has dropped their Exynos processor for the quad-core Snapdragon 600. As was the case with the Galaxy S III, Samsung has managed to keep the Galaxy S IV hardware and its insides away from prying eyes, but we’re happy we don’t have to wait much longer to see the device officially unveiled. Rumored specs include:

  • 4.99-inch Super AMOLED FULL HD Display
  • 2.0GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • Mali-T658 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

Reuters via EDaily

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  • qpinto

    as long as it is the same size as the gs3 and doesnt get bigger, i might pick one up. i want to see what happens with this rumored key lime pie release of this spring however. we know it wont be until june/july until you can purchase the phone anyways…

    • TechHog

      It says right in the article that the screen is larger. Even with a thinner bezel, it’ll be slightly larger.

      • qpinto

        going from a 4.8″ to a 4.99″ screen can be achieved with a thinner bezel. the top portion of the gs3 can be made minimal where the speaker is, and where the hardware home button is as well. as long as it stays around the same dimensions it will be a winner. it would be great if they got rid of the hardware button altogether as it feels cheap when i had mine IMO.

        • 21stNow

          I, too, want to see the physical home button go away. If I wanted a physical home button, I’d get an iPhone.

        • NYCTheBronx

          The Samsung Galaxy S III’s home button feels cheap but if you check out the Samsung Galaxy Note II’, it feels well made. It depends on some people. In my opinion, I like the physical keys. I’m short but I have big hands and when I had a Samsung Galaxy S III, I would text my friends while the phone was on landscape and the palm of my hands kept hitting the menu button and the menu kept popping up. It would get irritating at times. Bit I didn’t have a case on so that may explain it. But on my Samsung Galaxy Note II, when I played the Amazing Spider-Man game, my palm would also hit the
          Menu button and it would interrupt the game and it was very frustrating. And I had a case on this time. That’s why I prefer either physical keys or on screen keys but not soft hardware keys like on some Samsung’s etc. If you ask me, they should make two versions of the phone. Or at least give the customer an option to get their phone customized to have a physical key or soft hardware key.

  • http://www.phonewbie.com/ Jabulani Blyden

    David, how can i get a press pass for my site for an event like this?

  • Jarv10k

    And t-mobile will get it right before 2014.

    • g2a5b0e

      What are you talking about? T-Mobile got the S3 & the Note 2 at the same time as or before the other carriers.

      • mreveryphone

        There’s always an unhappy troll lurking, probably pissed at his Verizon bill seeing he got suckered into the dna, and there’s better phones dropping daily

        • Scott Walsh

          Just because you don’t agree with someones comment doesn’t make them a “troll”, this word is thrown around the net way too much! Perhaps it’s you who is “trolling.”

        • TechHog

          The guy he’s referring to is clearly trolling though. Either that or really dumb.

        • g2a5b0e

          TechHog is right again. He’s not stating an opinion. T-Mobile’s track record has shown that when devices launch on multiple carriers, they get it at the same time or first. He’s saying something stupid with no evidence or proof to back it up. He is a definite troll.

        • mreveryphone

          So he comes into a tmobile thread and and says something negative but I’m the troll? Please excuse yourself for a lifetime!

    • Jose Hernandez

      T-Mobile was the first US Carrier to offer the Galaxy SIII. Please go away troll.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Tmobile was also the first to have the Galaxy Note 2 before any other carrier. They will be the first to have the Galaxy S4. Samsung and tmobile have a great business relationship.

    • NYCTheBronx

      You must have been talking about the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note. It took them a few months to get it after AT&T got it. But for the Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Galaxy Note II &, LG Google Nexus 4, T-Mobile got them all first.

      • NYCTheBronx

        I forgot to mention that T-Mobile will also be getting the Blackberry Z10 first and they were the first to advertise to sell the HTC One when it comes put on March 14. They will also most likely be the first to sell the Samsung Galaxy S IV and the Google Nexus 5.

  • Mark

    I’d like to see a release before April

  • Magmaspawn

    A little more beefed but not much of taking it to the next level.

  • Scott Walsh

    Once iPhone comes out on T-Mobile nobody will be buying Samsung lol…I can’t wait.

    • Jason

      Couldn’t be further from the truth

    • Magmaspawn

      Id have to disagree. Samsung sells plenty of phones outside of tmobile.

      • http://tmonews.com David

        I think he meant specifically on T-Mobile, not elsewhere.

        • gghhjk

          Still, its a baseless statement.

        • TechHog

          That comment still refutes his logic.

        • magmaspawn

          Samsung will sell phones period. I disagree with post be it tmobile exclusive or not. My point is that iphone is on other networks and Samsung sells there.

    • Richard Yarrell

      Tmobile and it’s relationship with Samsung is very relevant. Tmobile selling the iphone won’t change android users what so ever. People who purchase Samsung device or android devices generally do so because they don’t want an iphone in the first place. Yes tmobile will recieve plenty of iphone users on their network when the iphone 5s arrives. But that will be because people are fed up with Verizon and At@t data plans and those large monthly bills. Tmobile iphone user will be even more happier in the coming months. Samsung devices will always be top tier on tmobile.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Did T-Mobile ever sell a Galaxy Nexus? I agree, T-Mobile has a great relationship with Samsung. What’s the point on being on AT&T’s & Verizon’s 4G LTE network if they are pricey and you have a data limit? Waste of money. I pay $77 for my everything unlimited plan on T-Mobile. And once I am done paying my $20 for 20 months for my Samsung Galaxy Note II, my bill will be $55 a month. Pricey compared to Sprint and Metro PCS but T-Mobile has good data connection, no over fess or hidden fees, no more data caps and a very fast HSPA+ network. They just need to work on building penetration, more HSPA+ coverage on some stated and cities. Just waiting for T-Mobile’s LTE Advanced and then they’ll be the fastest 4G carrier in America. See ya in the dust Verizon.

        • TechHog

          You sound like a commercial.

        • NYCTheBronx

          Why, Thank you kind sir or ma’am.

    • NYCTheBronx

      The IPhone is great and all but it’s limited just like windows phones. Some people like to customize their phones. Samsung reached 100 million subscribers not to long ago. Since the Samsung Galaxy S IV is coming out soon, people will be lining up to buy one. There’s still no word for the T-Mobile IPhone or the upcoming IPhone 5S or 6.

    • TechHog

      I can see why you were complaining about use of the word “troll”.

  • Richard Yarrell

    Samsung couldn’t have picked a better place to launch it’s Galaxy S4 than Manhattan, New York City just perfect. I will be attending this event my first unpacked event ever with two of my close executive friends from T-mobile and Sprint. I already know that Samsung will shake up the world with an announcement that nobody would’ve ever expected. One thing is for sure the Galaxy S4 not only will be announced March 14th but it will be ready for purchase immediately meaning 30 days after the event. Question is what carrier gets it first???? It won’t be everyone launching it at the same time that’s for sure. Of course The Galaxy S4 will be 5inch 1080p screen, will have the Exynos 5440 processor clocked at 2.0ghz with the Mali T658 Gpu, 2gb of ram, and 32gb of internal storage with sd card expansion of the normal 64gb but new ability to have 128gb sdxc card. As well as all the special software and features solution that will be industry leading. Can’t wait for this gathering.

    • NYCTheBronx

      Alright man. Vid it and upload it on YouTube. I want to see how they look.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Sounds like a plan. Never thought about that one.

    • dave b

      I agree.. I wish they could’ve had the octa ready…how good is the exynos 5440?

  • Stars44

    I heard it won’t be AMOLED, but LCD, cuz they have problems with FullHD amoled production

  • None

    I would like to see 4.2.1 hit my galaxy nexus., my version updated by samsuck.

    • NYCTheBronx

      I thought the Galaxy Nexus got that updated months ago?

  • Bob Luis

    WOW! It’s a awesome phone. That’s as much as Samsung was willing to confirm at this time; the rest of what we know about the Galaxy S IV is based on rumors
    http://techtwitt.com/samsung-confirmed-launch-of-samsung-galaxy-s-iv-on-march-14/2828