Rumors were rampant yesterday surrounding Samsung’s plans for a new Galaxy SIV as soon as March of this year. It made sense – afterall it would Samsung’s release schedule for such a device. Well today Samsung, via its Samsung Tomorrow branch, has flat out denied the rumor and news coming out of the Korea Times story. The story claimed the Galaxy SIVwould be announced at Mobile World Congress the last week of February 2013, with a release in March.
Lets keep in mind these aren’t new tactics for a tech company interested in selling as many models of its current flagship, so a strong denial doesn’t surprise us any more than word leaking of a new model already in the pipeline. Much like the iPhone trend, Samsung is not interested in seeing reduced sales of the Galaxy SIII due to people waiting for a new model this upcoming Spring.
The Samsung rebuttal (from Twitter) roughly translates to :
Please note that some media reported speculation that the Galaxy S Ⅲ subsequent models will be released in a simple rumor is not true. … why spread these rumors?
Stay tuned to DroidDog for continued coverage of any new Samsung handsets including a new Galaxy SIV.