One of the most anticipated devices of the year was notably absent at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While many people who would have loved to get a glimpse of the Samsung Galaxy S IV at this year’s Mobile World Congress may have been disappointed, it has now been announced that the wait to see Samsung’s most important mobile device is almost over.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV

The Samsung Galaxy S IV will be unveiled on March 14 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

This is the first U.S. launch of Samsung’s flagship phone in three years. The Galaxy S III was released last year in London. The move appears to be Samsung’s way of asserting their relevance in their battle with Apple for the mobile market.  While Apple may have the advantage over Samsung Electronics in the U.S. handset market, Samsung is a global giant, with a wide advantage over their rival in global markets. For their part, Samsung Electronics’ mobile division chief JK Shin, stated that Samsung changed the venue for the release to New York due to heavy requests from U.S. mobile carriers.

The Samsung Galaxy S IV Unveiled on March 14

A Samsung Galaxy S IV Concept Design by Rahul Sharma

The device specifications will not be released until the grand unveiling at Radio City Music Hall.  However, there are many rumors about regarding the features of the Galaxy S IV.  The device is thought to have a 4.99’’ full HD screen and a 13-megapixel camera.  For those unfamiliar with the previous version of the Galaxy, those specs include both a higher resolution display and camera than the former version.  The Galaxy S IV is also expected to have a faster quad-core processor.  Rumor has it that it will have an Exynos 5 8-core processor. The device is also expected to run on Android 4.2.2 and have 2GB of RAM. Of course, the official specifications could be different, and we will have to wait to get the full details when the phone is unveiled on March 14.

 

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