Samsung, through its Samsung Tomorrow arm, has called BS on that Korea Times story claiming the Galaxy S4 will be announced at Mobile World Congress the last week of February 2013, with general availability in March.

Shocked. Shocked, I say.

Writes Samsung (and roughly translated):

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?

Well, at least the 2013 part should be true.

Source: @samsungtomorrow


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Samsung calls BS on Galaxy S4 rumor


Nice there saying screw you rumor mill!!!! And their in chrisis mode atm with the apple bs so idk what samys got up its sleve

I did not believe it, but I would have been pissed of they would have released an S$ and I just got my S3. . . they better wait before releasing something else or all hell will break lose.

The key thing that flagged it as fake: they're negotiating w/ carriers to do custom versions.

Samsung is finally big/popular enough to say NO. They did it w/ the S3. We can only hope they continue and even get to the point where they can tell Verizon to stick their locked bootloader crap wayyyyy up their *sssssss :-)

Seriously, Verizon is screwing everyone up so badly...the GNex still hasn't gotten their Jelly Bean update. The only reasonable thing to do w/ a fr*ggin Verizon phone is root it, crack the boot loader and install Cyanogen on it to get rid of all their crapware...