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Sorry folks. A recent report had everybody, including us here at LatinosPost, excited that Samsung's future Galaxy S4 smartphone could be here as early as March. Samsung, however, quickly squashed any excitement by downplaying the news.
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The Korean-based electronics company took to Twitter to clear the air.
"Please note that some media reported speculation that the Galaxy S3 subsequent models will be released in a simple rumor is not true. [If] not doing anything, why spread these rumors?" said Samsung, according to a loose translation by CNET.
The report came through Korea Times, which said that an unnamed official had confirmed that Samsung is planning on unveiling the Galaxy S4 at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona in February. The handset was then supposed to be released a month later, in March. There was no information given about the handset's specs.
Information about the Galaxy S4 would have been exciting, and could have helped take away some of the buzz around Apple's iPhone 5, but Samsung has a good reason for killing this enthusiasm quickly.
Samsung's Galaxy S3 is still a best-selling smartphone, outselling the iPhone 4S in recent months, and recently surpassing 20 million sales in its first 100 days. Samsung hopes that it will go on to sell 30 million units by the end of 2012. Samsung is also hard at work in upgrading the Galaxy S3 to the latest Android system, Jelly Bean, to better appeal to consumers against the iPhone 5's new iOS 6.
Samsung also has a flurry of other launches to look forward to. The Galaxy Note 2 should be out within a month, and there is talk of a Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S2 Plus hitting shelves soon.
Samsung would like attention off the iPhone 5, but not at the expense of its current lineup, so it looks like we'll all have to wait a bit to hear about the Galaxy S4. Until then, Samsung wants you to enjoy what's currently on your plate.