By Jimmie Geddes email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 03, 2013 12:59 PM EST
Don't get your hopes up of seeing Samsung unveil the Galaxy S4 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February. While it was a nice hope, it's not going to happen.
According to a new report, Samsung will not use Mobile World Congress to unveil the anticipated follow-up to the very successful Samsung Galaxy S3, the Galaxy S4. The report claims that Samsung wants the entire spotlight on it when it unveils the Galaxy S4 and that will be at an event the company holds instead of a trade show.
Samsung is expected to announce a few new tablets at Mobile World Congress and possibly a few new smartphones but it appears that the company will not unveil its flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 at the trade show but will introduce it to the world at its own media event. Samsung smartphone launches these days generate the hype generally associated with iPhone launches and the company isn't going to let other companies at the trade show distract the media's focus from the Galaxy S4.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to feature a 4.99-inch Full HD AMOLED display. It will also likely sport an 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel primary camera, 2-megapixel secondary camera, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie out of the box or Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean, wireless charging, and the S Pen stylus.
Current rumors have the device being released some time in April with a worldwide roll out following soon after. I'm sure Apple is watching what Samsung plans on doing with the successor to the first smartphone that edged out Apple's offering in a few key markets for the first time. The Galaxy S3 gave the iPhone 5 a run for its money and even surpassed it, something no other smartphone had done until that point. So while we won't see Galaxy S4 being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, it shouldn't be long before Samsung starts sending out invites for its official Galaxy S4 launch.