Samsung has confirmed plans to announce its 2013 flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, on March 14th in New York City. That’s actually just one day earlier than the rumored date we reported a few weeks ago. “We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year and this time we changed the venue, as we were bombarded with requests from US mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country,” said Samsung Mobile chief JK Shin. For those keeping score, it’s been three years since Samsung has launched a flagship Galaxy-branded handset in the United States. The original Galaxy S was unveiled at CTIA 2010 in Las Vegas, followed by the Galaxy S II at MWC 2011 in Barcelona and the Galaxy S III at a separate event in London in 2012.
The Galaxy S4 is expected to feature a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera and Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean. At this point, it’s unclear whether Samsung will go with the in-house Exynos 5 Octa or Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor. The former may not be ready for prime time, so the latter may have to suffice if that turns out to be the case. Time will tell.