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.