Take this one with a huge grain of salt because I personally don’t think it would be any further on than concept stage at the moment let alone time to start planning product announcements or even releases but the Korea Times is reporting that insiders at Samsung have advised that the next iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S line, the Galaxy S 4 -yes a number not Roman numerals, will be announced at MWC in Barcelona next February and then launched for sale in March.
The Galaxy S4 will reportedly be using the Samsung Exynos Quad-Core processor and will have LTE, presumably with a new variant of the Exynos Quad which contains LTE radios as part of its SOC. The phone is also said to have a 5″ screen possibly to take advantage of the new 1080P panels that Oppo are using and HTC are rumoured to have in their new phablet device. The Galaxy S4 will also retain the rectangular shape with extreme rounding of the corners although the Samsung source speaking advised there will be US Carrier variations from this theme.
I don’t know I like to get my Nexus news out of the way before even thinking about the next Galaxy S phone, but here it is, make of it what you will. I personally believe this to be way too early in the design and concept phase to be making these sort of announcements. The fact the source has been quoted as saying US Carrier variants will be manufactured is a bit of a warning bell as the Galaxy S 3 has been super successful in the US so it’s a bit strange for Samsung to begin bending back to giving design back to the carriers. What do you guys think?