Galaxy S4 smartphone mentioned by Samsung exec, name appears to be confirmed

December 14, 2012
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In early 2012 we have witnessed a plethora of nonsensical rumors that suggested the Galaxy S3 may be rebranded as something else, and it took a while until it was confirmed that the company’s flagship device would be known as the third member of the Galaxy S family.

Hopefully we’re not going to see the same phenomenon occur in the following months, as it would be rather strange to see Samsung baptize the Galaxy S4 anything other than, well, Galaxy S4. After all, the Galaxy S is probably the strongest Android brand out there, and it would make no sense to have the name of a famous product line changed.

In fact, that’s what current rumors and leaks call the device, not that we’d expect it to have a different moniker. To further clear the air, we have a new report from IT Pro Portal that says a Samsung exec has already mentioned the Galaxy S4 smartphone during a very recent event – the Invest in Photonics in Bordeaux:

So when Kit Lam, who is the Chief Innovation Officer at SERI [Samsung Electronics Research Institute], comes on stage to run through his presentation and lets slip the words “Galaxy S4” during the speech, it’s certainly worth taking note of; given that hitherto no one from Samsung had uttered anything about the follow-up to the S3.

This is the first semi-official confirmation of the existence of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that has reached us. The name could well be a guess from Lam but given his position within SERI, it’s debatable.

Lam did not mention any details about the Galaxy S4, not that we’d expect Samsung execs to spill the beans on the device quite yet.

As for referring to the device by its proper name, that’s not exactly a leak, since every Android fan and their grandmother probably knows that a Galaxy S4 will follow the Galaxy S3, so there’s no point pretending it won’t be made.

Are you already saving money to buy the Galaxy S4 as soon as it comes out?

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