Official Tweet denies rumors for Galaxy S4.
Less than 24 hours after rumors of a coming Galaxy S4 were circulating the web, Samsung has come out on their @SamsungTomorrow Twitter account and indicated that the rumors are false. Some of the translations from Korean are interesting, but the bottom line is they are indicating that it is not true. All of the speculation about the leaked information should start to die down with this, but the reality is that Samsung is working on the Galaxy S4. This successor to the popular Galaxy S3 will arrive next year and the question is when. Along with what new features can be expected to be included.
With the denial this morning by Samsung on their Twitter account, it seems they are trying to distance themselves from the reported rumor. We reported this yesterday based on the Korean Times article talking about the Galaxy S4. And the rumor pretty much took on a life of its own as it took off. Much of this is because of the large number of Galaxy S II and S3 owners throughout the world. It is also because of the recent lawsuit victory by Apple against Samsung in a Northern California courtroom for patent infringement. The big question there is whether Apple will get a ban on the Galaxy S3 and if they do, what will be the impact on Samsung.
Given the quick denial from Samsung, it makes one wonder whether Samsung is preparing for a potential ban of the Galaxy S3 in the US and elsewhere in the world. That would explain the rumored leak by a Samsung Executive of a future Galaxy S4. We are confident that Samsung has moved up their time table for the next version of the flagship device to be prepared in the event of a US ban by Apple. You never want to leave a void in a product that is very successful. More than likely, the Galaxy S4 may be ready to be announced in February, but the decision to do that will be determined by legal battles around the world between Samsung and Apple.
The discussion about a coming Galaxy S4 are going to continue for the coming months and you can expect to see leaked information and specs coming out.