Samsung shoots down early launch for Galaxy S IV

On Monday, the Internet got hit with a report from the Korean Times that suggested that Samsung was going to move up their timetable for the launch of the Galaxy S IV smartphone. The story said that the next device in Samsung's flagship Android-based smartphone family could be released as early as March 2013. The Galaxy S III (shown above) was launched in late May 2012.

Now it appears that Samsung is trying to keep those reports in check. In a post on the Korean-based Samsung Tomorrow Twitter account, the company stated that the reports are "not true".

The Galaxy S III has been highly successful for Samsung so far, selling 20 million units in its first 100 days. However, this week's new rumor claimed that the company wanted to get the Galaxy S IV out earlier so it would have more of a shelf life before Apple launches the next version of the iPhone in 2013.

Samsung has been on the offensive since the announcement of the iPhone 5 last week. It ran a big ad in several major US newspapers that tried to show the Galaxy S III was superior in many ways to Apple's next iOS device, which will go on sale this Friday.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow Twitter account | Image via Samsung

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So the plastic GSIII is already superseded by the yet unreleased GSIV. Why would you buy the GSIII? You should wait for the 4 that is just around the corner.

On another note, I was trying to figure out why the look of the Galaxy S III looked so familiar, but I couldn't put my finger on where I had seen it before. Now I remember, its the same design as the Samsung Focus II, just thinner and more power and running a better OS.

NeoPogo said,
Samsung needs more time to copy the iPhone 5. LOL hahahahaha!!! +1
Why would they need too? I mean the iPhone is just a Samsung inside anyways.

NeoPogo said,
Samsung needs more time to copy the iPhone 5. LOL hahahahaha!!! +1

Haha, well I was thinking just the opposite. Apple really has them by their balls with the iPhone 5 because now they don't have anything to copy... They'll have to start to innovate... :-)

either way they are only saying this......we need to squish all the sales and money while we can, then without you knowing that article of Galaxy SIV we are going to develope it in case that apple wins something important on the court.

Black Heaven said,
either way they are only saying this......we need to squish all the sales and money while we can, then without you knowing that article of Galaxy SIV we are going to develope it in case that apple wins something important on the court.

No that isn't what they are saying, that is what YOU are saying.
There I fixed it for you.

What they are actually saying is, the report of the S4 coming early wasn't true. Fact is, we didn't hear that report directly from Samsung. It was a stupid rumor by Apple by a long-shot.

FMH said,
Their current strategy then seems to be, is to market the hell out of SGIII.

Well, it seems to be an effective way of making people aware that there is an alternative...
I have had lots of friends ask me about my SGS3 since the iPhone 5 came out (but maybe that's just because I won't shut up about it!).

FMH said,
Their current strategy then seems to be, is to market the hell out of SGIII.

Hell yeah and I love it. Finally people I know who have been in love with the iPhone have given Android a try and loved it. Mind you I don't know how that's possible because they don't know anything about rooting, roms, etc. For me, my love for Android came about when I found out that the diff between iPhone and Android, is that when you get an Android, you get a fully customizable COMP, and with iPhone you get a silky smooth OS on a PHONE.

FMH said,
Their current strategy then seems to be, is to market the hell out of SGIII.

Hey, Its worked for apple with there sold out pre order istunt,heh. Like everyone wants a phone that's slower then the S3, considering the S3 has been out since may? Great innovation there..

GS:WIN