Rumors, estimates and so-called “leaks” are pointing to so many potential release dates for the Samsung Galaxy S4 that it’s becoming difficult to know when exactly to expect Samsung’s new torchbearer. Some say the S4 is nearly ready and could be out shortly after February’s MWC in Barcelona, while other are adamant the latest Galaxy S Smartphone will fly the flag for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean in May.
This week however, perhaps just to bridge the gaps and cover all bases, we’ve been told by another Samsung authority to expect the Galaxy S4 release date – aka Project J – sometime during April.
That’s pretty much the first half of the year covered nicely….
The latest suggestion is based on the notion that Samsung will be unlikely to launch the Galaxy S4 close to the 2013 MWC so as to make sure it occupies as much of the world’s spotlight as possible, with February/March also being too early to give the Galaxy S3 its full year in the sun.
Cold water has also been thrown upon the idea of the Galaxy S4 holding out for Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, as the exclusive bragging rights of the new OS will in 99.9% certainty be awarded to a Nexus Smartphone, meaning that the S4 would probably have to wait further weeks or months beyond May.
And a fall S4 launch is of course out of the question.
So, once all the pieces have been assembled it begins to look as though April really is a realistic estimate for an S4 launch date. There’s every chance that Samsung will make an appearance at the 2013 MWC congress with various toys, including perhaps the rumored 4.99-inch 1080p full HD display the S4 is expected to feature – the S4 itself however will be nowhere in sight.
Chances are all patience will be rewarded however, as the Galaxy S4 is expected to boast quite show-stopping specs and features when it finally arrives, including a 2GHz quad-core processor, up to 3GB of RAM and a display panel that cleans the floor with anything currently on the market.