Samsung Galaxy S4 release date in South Korea
I don’t know how many of you have never heard of Samsung’s Galaxy S series, but I’m sure that most of you did. Android-running smartphones have been outselling Apple products for a while now, and that is mostly because the Koreans at Samsung decided to design this Galaxy S series high-end smartphones that will blow each and every ones minds away.
The first device of the series, the Samsung Galaxy S, went out in February 2010 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The device featured a quite simple but effective recipe: new design, user-friendly but fast software, powerful hardware. Due to the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S was a huge success, and until today it managed to get sold in over 30 million units, the guys at Samsung decided that it would be a great ideea to follow the mentioned principles for the upcoming smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy S2 is Samsung Galaxy S’ successor. This new device, just like the Samsung Galaxy S, had also been launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but this time in February 2011. This device featured a whole new design, being the thinnest smartphone ever built at that time, user-friendly and fast software (Android 2.3 Gingerbread) and much powerful hardware than before. The 1.0 GHz processor from the Samsung Galaxy S had been replaced with a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor, the 512 MB RAM memory had been improved to 1 GB, and the 5 MP rear-sided camera had been let go for a new, 8 MP camera. The device shortly received an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, while the new update, to Android 4.1 JellyBean has been scheduled for October 2012. Until today, Samsung Galaxy S2 managed to get itself sold in over 20 million units.
But time passed and so the Samsung Galaxy S3 came out. Unlike the first two smartphone of the series, the new Samsung Galaxy S3 had it’s very own launching event in March 2012 at London. We strongly believe that the Koreans at Samsung decided to launch the new Galaxy S3 at a self-hosted event in order to increase the popularity of the device, and to create buzz around it. The device was the first Samsung smartphone to feature a 1.4 GHz Quad-Core processor and 2 GB of RAM memory and it was a blast. In only 55 days, Samsung managed to sell the Galaxy S3 in more than 10 million units. On September 6, 2012, the Koreans announced that the Samsung Galaxy S3 has crossed the border of 20 million units solt. This device will also receive an update to Android 4.1 JellyBean in October 2012.
At this moment, everyone is expecting the new Samsung Galaxy S4, but in order to increase both the sales and the popularity of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the Samsung officials are denying each and every rumor regarding this subject. Fortunately for us, guys at The Korea Times (the oldest English-language newspaper in South-Korea) managed to find out some information from some Samsung employees. According to them, the new Samsung Galaxy S4 will be launched at Mobile World Congress in February 2013, and it will be available all around the world in March 2013. We find that a bit hard to believe, as long as the Galaxy S2 needed 2 months to become available everywhere.
Also, rumors say that the new Samsung Galaxy S4 will feature a whole new 5.0 inch display (with 0.2 wider that the Samsung Galaxy S3’s) and the new Cortex A15 processor Samsung has been working on recently.
According to some, Samsung’s target is to reach 30 million units sold by the end of this year. It’s possible for them to start confirming rumors after that moment. Unfortunately, all we have to do is wait and find out…