When it comes to rumors, I can count the number of people I trust on one hand. Eldar Murtazin, the Editor in Chief of Mobile-Review, is one of those people. He has this incredible ability to score prototype hardware before anyone else. How does he do it? That’s his secret.
According to two of his latest tweets, he says that Samsung is going to announce their 2013 flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, on March 14th in New York City. To give you an idea of why this is significant, let’s take a look at the calendar.
HTC is going to show off their 2013 beast phone, the HTC One, on the 19th. That’s tomorrow. It’s probably not going to hit store shelves until late March. Last year, when HTC announced the One X in February, it didn’t become available until after Samsung announced the GS3.
Do you know what prospective HTC One X owners did instead of waiting for HTC to deliver?
They bought a Galaxy.
Then there’s Mobile World Congress, which takes place next week. You’re going to see how much new hardware at that show that it’s going to make your head spin. Most of it will be forgotten. Especially considering that the 14th of March is just two weeks after the conference.
What does the rumor mill “know” about the GS4 thus far? Lots of stuff, but the basic idea is that it’s going to be Samsung’s 5 inch 1080p phone that’ll go head to head with the Xperia Z/ZL, HTC One, and the Note clone that LG likes to call the Optimus G Pro.
Here’s hoping that Samsung manages to stick a camera in their newest flagship that makes iPhone owners take a second look. It’s about time we saw something that blew people away.