Previously, rumours started circulating that Samsung was planning to launch the Galaxy S4 in February of 2013, earlier than expected. According to CNET Asia, the Korean tech giant denied that the successor of the Galaxy S3 would be unveiled early.
Samsung denied the rumours through a tweet on its Samsungtomorrow Twitter account. The tweet was posted in Korean. Translating the tweet to English via Google Translate, it reads, “Some media reported speculation that the Galaxy S3 subsequent models will be released.”
The Korean firm adds that the rumour “is not true”. We’re assuming that Samsung was referring to the date specified and not the S4. According to the rumour, the S4 was to be unveiled at MWC (Mobile World Congress), which will be kicking off towards the end of February every year.
Samsung is undoubtedly developing a successor to the Galaxy S3. However, launching the device in February would be too soon for a follow-up, since the S3 was officially released towards the end of May.
This must be the reason why the Korean firm had to respond to the rumour. We’re sure people who have just gotten their hands on the S3 would have been outraged, knowing their smartphone would be obsolete in less than a year. Furthermore, the news may have stopped buyers from deciding to get their hands on Samsung’s current flagship.
Phone manufacturers have a tendency to follow a pattern. Since the successor of the S2 was unveiled in May at a special event hosted by Samsung, the Galaxy S4 is likely to be launched the same way at around the same time in 2013.
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