Rumor: Samsung Will Announce Galaxy S IV March 14th In New York City


Thanks to an early morning Tweet from Mobile-Review founder Eldar Murtazin, the internet is buzzing that Samsung may announce the Galaxy S IV as early as March 14th in New York City. Murtazin, a long time source for insider news has a mixed track record as of late, so it’s definitely a bit of rumor news we need to take with a grain of salt.

Interestingly enough, it was all the way back in September when a Samsung exec allegedly told the Korea Times that the company would launch their next-gen flagship in March. So, there is some cause to suspect that March is a practical timetable, but we’re still urging any Galaxy S IV rumors be taken with a grain of salt. More important is the idea that even if the device were to be announced in March, it’s possible we wouldn’t see the device arrive stateside for another month or two.

Rumored specs continue to include:

  • 4.99-inch Super AMOLED FULL HD Display
  • 2.0GHz Exynos 5450 Quad-Core CPU
  • Mali-T658 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean

SamMobile via @eldarmurtazin




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  • Gs3User


  • mikkej2k

    If this is correct , the GS4 will be 4.99 inches. How big would that make the next Galaxy Note?

    • 6.1

    • g2a5b0e

      Most rumors point to 6.3″, but that 4.99″ that the SIV will be has no bearing on it.

      • mikkej2k

        Weird. GSIV. Looks like a new strain of something to be worried about.

    • Josue

      5.999999 lmao

  • MatthewMurawski

    They’re getting too big now. I got an OG Galaxy Note (5.3 inches) and was hoping to downsize just a little by getting the S4 when it came out. I’ll still probably get it though, the Note’s just slightly too big.

  • doboy


  • moolahmitch

    Love everything about this phone except the size and TouchWiz

    • Akulamenuri

      So you love everything except holding the phone (size) and looking at the phone (Touchwiz). Both of those are pretty big…

      • Jose Hernandez

        Man, best reply ever. kol

  • Josue

    I thought Koreans hated the number 4

    • dats

      That’s why the used IV instead of 4

      • Jose Hernandez

        Why do they hate 4?

        • Josue

          It’s a bad number I think

        • anonymoose

          4 and 7 are bad numbers in Japan since one way of saying them sounds a lot like the word for death. 4 and 7 in Korean sound nothing like the Korean word for death.

  • carloslacend

    I get back to tmobile and nothing would be better than the GS4

  • Impatient Waiter

    JUST GIVE US THE RELEASE DATE ALREADY!!!!! My current MyTouch 4G gets slower and worse by the day, making the GS3 more and more appealing…but I’ve waited since November, I hope I can wait until this comes out. March 15 maybe? :P

    • Khalints

      The trend seems to be that the phone gets released at least 1 month after the announcement at the earliest.

    • Jose Hernandez

      That’s how I got my s3. Crapy HTC.

  • esst283

    Omggggg if it can’t fit in my pocket I have no desire to buy it. It’s like it’s designed for women, to be carried in a purse.

    • ok

      You mean to tell me that you say “Omggggg” and not carry a man purse?

      • abc

        Maybe he likes skinny jeans and man purses. It’s 2013, who cares.

    • kev2684

      stop wearing skinny jeans dude.

      • Whiskers

        So we can all wear baggy clothes with your pants on the ground.
        We all know where those originated from….

        • ant

          skinny jeans and slim jeans shouldnt be worn by guys anyway it was to show a woman curves now straight leg and loose leg is ok they really dont make baggy jeans

      • nycplayboy78


    • Guest911

      Good point. I see lots more women with the Note because it is such a good fit for the purse. Sure they are some guys who have the phone – but they have man purses.

    • LC

      I’m using a Note 2 right now, and it fits ok in my work pants, which have smaller pockets than my jeans, and I’m a girl…the pockets men’s pants are typically larger than women’s pants so you shouldn’t have any problem.

      • LilBit

        My phone barely fits in my pocket (I’m petite) how big are your pockets?!

        And I don’t carry a purse so I don’t want a big phone..

  • ziggy123

    Hopefully these leaked specs are wrong or Samsung just found a way to make their screen slightly larger while maintaining the phones overall size.

    • impasse

      yeah, if sony can do it with the xperia z and zl, samsung should be able to, too

  • Stars44

    even if it gets announced in March, selling would start May-June, in Tmobile maybe July-August at best. Specs look good, but battery, design? Glossy plastic again?

  • stop increasing the phone size Samsung!

    • thepanttherlady

      Nothing in the article stated the phone size was increasing.

      • mikkej2k

        The GSIII has a 4.8 inch display (Phonescoope) This rumor list the display size as 4.99 – this is bigger. Are you saying the overall phone is not going to increase but the display will?

        • thepanttherlady

          Is it possible? Yes. There is room to increase the display/screen size without making the phone itself larger. Do I know if that’s what Samsung is doing? No. The article doesn’t give us actual phone dimensions so we shouldn’t assume anything just yet.

        • i meant screen size obviously lol … but truth be told i toyed with a Galaxy Note 2 over the weekend and the 5.5″ didn’t even seem big to me .. guess it’s all about the phone dimensions because that same size on the Note 1 seems huge.

  • abc

    A 5 inch phone is not for everyone. I really wish this time when they release the mini version of the Galaxy 4, they don’t dumb the internal specs. Keep the same internal specs & resolution, just a smaller screen please on the S4 mini.

  • sushimane

    Gezz I’m stuck in between note 2 nexus 4 and now the gs4.

  • galaxydude

    Will the gs3 be available for monthly 4Gs subscribers to purchase after gs4 is released

    • It already is. Just buy one and stick your SIM in it.

  • nerdlust

    The sounds insane. Note2 or 3, this or motor xphone? HTC m7 , I’m lost for words. I can’t wait.

    • Garrett

      I’m most interested in the HTC One (M7) and the Motorola X phone. My Nexus 4 will hold me over for a while though.


    SWEET phone no doubt about it ,
    With that being said I am getting the next Nexus from Google ,,PERFECTION

  • jim

    you can order right now from korea, no need to wait

  • kingkobe214

    When did this become a skinny jeans topic???

  • James

    For those saying the phone will be too big. I’m sure they will launch a mini version just like how they did with the S3. Hopefully with the same internal specs.

  • Anonymous6307

    DAMMIT SAMSUNG, I barely have a month with my GALAXY Note II which -was- a boss for about more than 4 months, now the last thing I want, is this S IV to have an S-Pen, the Note II would be a fail.

  • Anonymous6307

    What would be the point in the Galaxy Note II? The only difference in size would be .5″ total bs.

  • kevin

    the size is getting out of hand….literally

  • SOB

    DAMNNIT! Just ordered the Note2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL