This evening, Android Authority is reporting that a Korean analyst is pointing towards a March release for the Samsung Galaxy S4. Now of course, we urge you to take this with a grain of salt since it is a rumor, and often times rumors are wrong. But the image shown below is from an Italian blog, Chaotic.it show’s the Galaxy S3 LTE, Galaxy Note 2, Galaxy S3 Mini, Ativ S (Windows 8 Phone) and then the Galaxy S4. Now the specs shown in there aren’t much, but they are right around what we’ve been hearing lately. Featuring the Exynos 5440 processor, Android 4.2, and a 5-inch full HD display. I know we’ve been hearing about a 4.99″ display, but that’s not that much of a difference.
So where did this image come from? Well it was part of this PDF that was supposedly created by financial group Mirae Asset Securities and has a few other tables in the document. The entire PDF is analyzing Samsung’s performance, its competitors, and offering a forecast for the year. This report is about 16 pages long, and it’s also dated February 14th, 2013, which was yesterday. The document also offers a buy rating for Samsung investors. Which there are plenty of them nowadays.
The Galaxy S4 is supposedly going into production in March, and Samsung is expecting to sell around 100 million of them. Which would mean they’ll need to take some resources away from Apple. We’ve also heard that Samsung will be doing their Unpacked event on March 15th, although that’s not confirmed. But the current plan seems to be an announcement in mid-March with the device hitting store shelves in early-April. Which is going to give their competitors like the Xperia Z and the HTC One only about a month of time to sell their devices before everyone runs out and grabs the Galaxy S4.
As we’ve said, this is a rumor and should be thought as one. Nothing is confirmed yet, but you can rest assured that we’ll be bringing you all the details regarding the Galaxy S4 announcement, launch date and everything in between. There’ll be no shortage in Android News in the next couple of months.
So who’s waiting for the Galaxy S4 so they can throw more money at Samsung? I just hope they get rid of that home button. Let us know in the comments below.