Samsung Denies Rumors Galaxy S4 Launch in March 2013
Samsung takes to Twitter to refute a report that the company is going to launch the successor to the Galaxy S III smartphone, the S4, in March 2013.The world's largest mobile handset manufacturer, Samsung, turned to microblogging site Twitter to quash rumors that the company was planning to launch the follow-up to its wildly successful Galaxy S III smartphone, the S4, in March of next year. The post, written in Korean, can be loosely translated (thank you, Google Translate) as denying the report as "a simple rumor that is not true." The rumor was first reported in The Korean Times on Sept. 16, though the sources behind the information were not cited. The report claimed the S4 would be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona, which is being held at the end of February. The timing of the report coincides with the much-ballyhooed launch of rival Apple's iPhone 5, one of this year's most highly anticipated technology events.
The Samsung Galaxy S III is arguably the iPhone's strongest competitor. The smartphone set a record of selling 20 million units just 100 days after its debut in May 2012, faster than any previous iteration of the Galaxy brand. That milestone followed a report from Canaccord Genuity analysts, which found the Galaxy S III was the top-selling phone at Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile in August, pushing the iPhone 4S from a spot it has occupied since its 2011 arrival.