CNET: Galaxy S4 announcement not coming at MWC 2013

by: Chris SmithFebruary 1, 2013


A couple of days ago a report revealed that Samsung will not hold a press conference at MWC 2013, which implies that the Galaxy S4 will not be present at the Spanish show.

Meanwhile CNET was able to confirm with a “person familiar with its launch plans” that Samusng will not unveil the Galaxy S4 in Barcelona. As expected, the South Korean company “declined to comment” on the matter.

Did we need more confirmations though? This isn’t exactly the first time we hear the Galaxy S4 will not be made official at the most important mobile trade show of the year, with Samsung still preferring to launch such a product at its own convenience. In fact, Samsung’s JK Shin has apparently confirmed this not so long ago as well.

Furthermore, some very fresh rumors and leaks suggest that Samsung is already planning to attack Apple right on its home turf, by announcing the Galaxy S4 in the U.S. in March. A few weeks later, the handset should be launched in various markets, with early-to-mid April being a potential release window for the Galaxy S4.

However, given the plethora of Samsung leaks out there – and we don’t mean Galaxy S4-only rumors – it would be strange for Samsung not to announce some of them at MWC in late February. After all, everyone else is likely to unveil new products in Spain, especially those Android makers that failed to bring new products to the table at CES 2013.


    This not news the flag ship would never be there

    • MasterMuffin

      What? :)

  • Patrick Northcraft

    Really looking forward to this phone! I hope they include S Pen compatibility… if not, I feel like I’ll pick up the Note 3 if/when it comes out.

  • jalal

    I think s4 … must be alone conference.

    Thanks :-)

  • Tree

    Isn’t that an Apple MacBook Pro in the background????

    • Kamal

      Yes. The Samesung looks pretty in the MacBook’s reflected glory.