Confirmed: Galaxy S4 event for March 14, design could be similar to Galaxy Note 8’s

by: Chris SmithFebruary 18, 2013


Just a few hours ago we showed you another Galaxy S4 rumor that claimed the handset will be unveiled on March 14 at a special event in New York. A day earlier than what the last report said, but at least the U.S. location appeared to stay in place.

Now we have a new report originating from The Verge that confirms the announcement date, although it doesn’t confirm the location:

The Verge has now confirmed with sources familiar with Samsung’s plans that March 14th is “definitely” the day that the Korean giant plans on revealing one or more new devices, one of which is presumed to be the Galaxy S IV.

Did we need extra confirmation? It’s great that we got it, but let’s not forget that HTC has a very important mobile event tomorrow so we shouldn’t be surprised to see leaks from the competitions appear – and get confirmed – these days.

Previous rumors said that internally-dubbed Project J family of products is comprised of three products, all of which could be unveiled at the same time, the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy S4 mini and maybe even a Galaxy Watch smartwatch (for lack of a better name, that’s what we’re calling it for now).

The Verge says it’s possible to see more devices at the March 14 event, although it doesn’t name any other Galaxy-branded upcoming products. Moreover, U.S. carrier availability for the Galaxy S4 may not be made public during the event, although we expect the handset to hit a variety of North American carriers just like its predecessors did.

Interestingly, the publication says that the Galaxy S4 – which hasn’t been leaked to the press yet although we did see plenty of mockups to date – may look similar to the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s 8-inch response to Apple’s iPad mini. And it looks like that early Galaxy Note 8 leak that we saw a few days ago was an early design, so the tablet will look different when Samsung presents it to the world at MWC 2013 next week.

  • yungqb7

    Finally, there’s a confirmed date. Now wow me Samsung

  • Bone

    The regularly posted “S4 image” looks pretty good with that thin-bezel design. Hope it won’t be more rounded.

  • Monji

    Don’t have too high expectations or it’s gonna disappoint you just like the S3. My current expectations are:

    Quad-core a-15@1.9Ghz
    2Gb ram
    16/32/64Gb on-board storage + removable sd card
    2500-3000Mah removable battery
    13mp camera
    1980×1080 Super Amoled HD 4.99in screen
    New S features

    • Roberto Tomás

      yea .. those look good. maybe even a 628 instead (someone has to use them, might as well be Samsung).

      • Monji

        I was hesitating between the 628 and 658

    • Raaj Ra

      a quad core a-15 itself will be a first on any smartphone! If you think THIS is “normal expectation” – you must be coming from another planet!!!

      • Monji

        What about the exynos octa core 4x cortex a-15 & 4x cortex a7. Is this from another galaxy? *see what I did there?* :P

    • LaraChar

      What makes you think they’re gonna release a 64gb s4 when they NEVER even sold a 64gb s3??

      • Monji

        64Gb is a possibility since nand is becoming cheaper and cheaper perhaps they may put more storage on their phone and start at 32gb we never know.

    • MasterMuffin

      Why not Intel i7, GeForce GTX 690, 512GB of super high speed SSD, 16Gb of RAM and 3840×2160 5,5″ screen in a 50mpx canon camera? And I want, no I NEED plutonium to run it!

      • Raaj Ra

        Sure! When we are putting our wishlists together.. What I would also “NEED” is a big bucket of green bills to actually buy this new tech!
        Seems only yesterday since Note 2 stole my wallet and now This!!! I am beginning to think there are Evil Pixies out there in Galaxy :D!!

    • Jonathan Bethea

      im betting this is right

  • Siphiwe

    When you finally get your hands on the S4, send one my way! *wink*

  • Blowntoaster

    How about calling the watch the “Galaxy Time”…simple, fitting and easy…