Chalk one up for the rumor mill as Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S IV will make its debut at a Mobile Unpacked event on March 14 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. The electronics giant made the announcement earlier today during a press conference at Mobile World Congress.
A Samsung representative confirmed the date but declined to offer any further details about the phone, according to All Things D. Some anticipated seeing the handset at MWC this week but in what’s becoming a trend as of late, Samsung opted not to debut their new flagship device on a shared stage.
Instead, Samsung unveiled an 8-inch version of the Galaxy Note tablet just as we thought they would. The tablet is strategically positioned between the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note II and the larger Galaxy Note 10.1 slate and is expected to challenge the Nexus 7 and iPad mini.
Most believe the Galaxy S IV will carry a 5-inch display operating at 1,920 x 1,080. A quad-core processor of unknown origin (perhaps a Snapdragon 600 series chip) could power the device alongside 2GB of RAM. The handset is also expected to feature a 13-megapixel rear camera, a microSD card slot, NFC, LTE, wireless charging and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The event will mark the first time since 2010 that Samsung will unveil a handset in the US. The Galaxy S II was first shown in Barcelona in 2011 while the Galaxy S III arrived in London a year ago.