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We've just received our invite to a Samsung event in New York on Mar. 14, inviting us to get "ready 4 the show." Looks highly likely that we're in for a Galaxy S4 event, and we'll be live in New York on the day to bring you full coverage!


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Samsung Galaxy S4 event invites going out - March 14 in New York


Alex, you're such a hard worker. I'll make a deal with you:why don't you take March 14th off, and I'll go to the Samsung event in your stead. Deal?

March 14th? I'm thinking Samsung wants to beat the Motoroloa X phone at Google I/O, last year the SG3 was released in June. If you guys need an assistant for free at Google I/O I'd be more than happy to volunteer my services.

Was that about the timeline for the S3? Figures my luck though, I just ordered the S3 Friday. Wake up this morning to this...FML

Why does everyone keep saying it won't get released until summer? Last year Europe, and Asia saw the S3 weeks after the official announcement, and The states saw it a month later. With this being announced in the states this time, I expect a US release to follow close behind.

Please glossy plastic. I know metal is too much to hope for....but please no gloss!

I don't own one but my friend has a Note 2 and he says he drops it all the time. He doesn't have a case on it yet it hardly shows any damage. The material is def resilient

Prediction: Pretty impressive insides plus cheap plastic outside, some kind of AMOLED screen, and a big ugly iphone-style home button.

I have an available upgrade, so it's not that big of a deal. Plus these phones are so easy to resell if you know what you're doing. I'm not saying the S3 is no longer good enough, but if I can upgrade why not?

I just hope the battery life is good. If nothing else changed other then the battery I would still buy the phone.

Great question! I hope it doesn't allude to a drawn out, multiple event release?! I have a Droid Charge that I bought a week after it came out ... up for an upgrade and can't wait. I loved my Charge for the first year, but now it's horrible - reboots all the time out of nowhere, runs slow and choppy, etc ... this is going to be one hell of an upgrade for me!

According to what i read over on SamMobile, they are having a separate "launch" event on the 15th for European Countries due to the time zones.

Would assume that would say Episode 2

Because the next Samsung Unpacked event will be Episode 2. Kind of like last year when they had an Unpacked event for the SGS3 and then one in Berlin for the Note 2

really? REALLY?!! I JUST ordered the S3 Friday because I was tired of waiting for this thing. Scheduled to receive my S3 tomorrow only to wake up THIS MORNING to talks about the S4 Launch... FML Wonder if I can avoid a possible restocking fee?

so this is just a reveal... I'm struggling on whether or not I should cancel my S3 order and order the S4.

disagree. they are unpacking in NEW YORK. whenever they launch it, maybe april, the US will be on the list of initial launch markets.

Restocking fee will depend on the retailer's individual policy but I think most places won't charge you as long as you don't open or activate the device.

I normally don't say wait for the next one but in this case you're better off seeing what the S4 is all about. Even if you don't like it very much the S3 will probably go down in price as a result of it's successor's release.

personally i think it's too early for the next galaxy s line but whatever. depending on the specs and if it comes to tmobile ill get it this summer. pretty happy with my note 2 atm.

There is certainly room for Samsung to improve. HTC's LCD screens are better by far than the AMOLED. I have an S3 and HTC EVO LTE's. S3 is my main device (developer support) but that LCD on the HTC is legit nice. Also, this should be the year Android DOMINATES with sick new camera technology. Everyone wants it. We all have kids or family or stupid photos to post on FB and want them to look sweet if taken indoors. Their UI has been functional but kinda ugly and not nearly at tight as Sense. I don't care for either but TW is fast and ugly while Sense is pretty but slow. I like the idea of expanding on the health stuff. Everyone here in Portland is in love with workout watches, HRM's and run mappers. The phone should be the hub for all this and supported by cute, cheap peripherals on blue tooth.

All that aside, someone needs to do something really dope and new with the mobile market. I thought Samsung would be the one now that they are flush with market share but damn, I have my doubts after seeing the rumors. Thank goodness the unicorn of all phones, X Phone, is still out there promising hope for a magical marriage of Google pushed innovation and Motorala build quality and battery size. We will see...

Its likely to be more of the same....bigger & fatter gangnam-style cheap plastics - Sammy's greatest innovation in the smartphone world.
Same shape, same style, just bigger & fatter....truly innovative.

Give me Super Amoled Plus HD (the S3 didn't have the plus factor the S2 did), A camera that is newer and better than that 13mpx shovelware Sony have been pimping for ages now, and a removable 3000mah battery and I'm pretty much in.

Oh, and Samsung, don't mess up the capacitive buttons by putting them on the wrong sides like what every other manufacturer seems to be doing now. Or if you want to be awesome and innovative- make them swappable, including on the software side of course. Or again maybe instead of icons, use colored orbs on each side and you can set which can be back & menu in settings.


ps. Onscreen buttons only = no sale.

From the pictures I've seen so far the S4 looks like the S3 and S2, can you say deja,deja,deja wait for it Voo. Sorry Samsung but you get an F for this one.