Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date, Price & Design
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Release Date, Price & Design

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Samsung’s Galaxy S3 launched to much critical acclaim when it was unveiled in May last year, we awarded it our Best Buy award and it still remains our top pick Android handset. No wonder, then, that speculation surrounding the launch of its follow-up is mounting.
While Samsung is keeping tight-lipped on its future product launches, a series of 'leaks' and 'source quotes' claim the South Korean firm is putting the final touches to its fourth-generation flagship handset - almost certainly to be called the Samsung Galaxy S4. Here, we round up all the latest speculation to find out what to expect.


Invites have now been sent out to a launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The launch will take place in New York on the 14th of March. The event is officially titled Samsung unpacked 2013 Episode 1 - and invites us to 'Come and meet the next Galaxy'. If you're keen to watch the event then it will be livestreamed at

he launch event is now set, and we'll be there
In the meantime, if you'd like a taste of things to come, Samsung has released a video teaser, in which a blonde child is tasked with keeping the new S4 secret from prying eyes, while being driven around in a Rolls Royce. It's odd, to say the least.

Samsung is not messing around when it comes to the launch, either. The company has flexed its marketing muscle and erected huge posters at Times Square in New York ahead of the launch next week.
The design of the posters has also got the rumour mill grinding. As the posters are black and white, then it stands to reason that the phones will also be available in black and white, surely?
The Galaxy S3 was first available with a white chassis then came out in black with the LTE version, so this particular rumour isn't exactly a stretch.


Samsung has jealously been guarding its new smartphone, but as we approach the launch date on the 14th March, we've started to see more leaks and more purported shots of the Galaxy S4.
One of the most interesting ones comes from the official Samsung US Twitter feed, which teases us with the message, "The countdown for #TheNextBigThing has begun. Who’s ready for the Global Unpacked Event on March 14?"
Heavily in the shadows, the shot clearly shows a smartphone that looks similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3. There's very little detail in the image and it's hard to make out anything, other than the curved bezel. This leads us to believe that either the image has be edited or its just a design image.


The Samsung S3 launch took place in London on the 3rd of May 2012, so Samsung has only allowed for 10 months between handsets. The S3 then went on sale to the public on the 29th of May worldwide, and so you can expect to have the S4 in your hands by the middle of April at the latest.
With Samsung now having shown its hand, the early release date might effect Apple's thinking when it comes to the launch of the iPhone 5S - for more information see iPhone 5S release date, features & price rumours.


As expected, leaks surrounding the S4's suspected price have been thin on the ground, although we can expect it to cost as much as the S3 when it launched back in May - a wallet-busting £499. Once again though the tough competition from Google's own Nexus 4 device may force Samsung to lower its price in order to compete - unless of course the hardware specification is a big step forward.
On contract you're likely to be looking at £30-40 a month minimum, and considerably more with a 4G service such as EE. This will be an expensive handset, though probably still a little less than the iPhone 5 costs.
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