Mere hours ago we were talking about how the Galaxy S4 won’t make it to MWC 2013 in Barcelona, Spain in late February and we now hear that Samsung may have scheduled a special “behind enemy lines” launch operation for this year’s flagship smartphone.

According to Asia Economy, Samsung has scheduled a special Mobile Unpacked event at some point in March right on Apple’s home turf, although Samsung is yet to confirm the media event.

The Galaxy S4 is rumored to sport a 4.99-inch Full HD AMOLED touchscreen display, an eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel camera and Jelly Bean right out of the box. However, these specs are not confirmed at this time either.

What’s worth noting is that, traditionally, Apple unveils a new iPad in the first quarter of the year and launches it by the end of the period in several markets. We have no idea whether new iPad models are coming by the end of March – and certain reports out there seem to indicate that new iPads could be launched only later this year given that the fourth-gen iPad and the iPad mini were released just a few months ago – but Samsung’s play is definitely interesting, as it will certainly divert some attention from Apple products rumors to new Android devices.

As for previous Galaxy S announcements, the original model was unveiled in March 2010 at CTIA in U.S, the Galaxy S2 was announced in February 2011 at MWC in Spain while the highly-acclaimed Galaxy S3 was unveiled in early May 2012 at a special London-based event.

A March Galaxy S4 announcement means that the handset could hit some markets in the coming weeks, with late March or early April making a great launch period for the device.

Are you buying a Galaxy S4 this year or are you looking to other Android devices first?