Samsung – maker of literally dozens of smartphones, but most notably the company behind the venerable Galaxy S III device – is not expected to announce or release the anticipated and rumored Galaxy S4 at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada next month.
Samsung has previously used various events to unveil their flagship smartphone, though they haven’t ever released it at CES. Some rumors pointed to the Las Vegas tradeshow as a possibility, since Samsung is feeling pressure from the competition, which includes HTC and Apple. That doesn’t seem likely to happen – Samsung will instead wait until later in 2013 to unveil the device.
The rumors of an upcoming Galaxy S4 have been swirling for quite a while, though CNet tapped their sources for the confirmation that it won’t be coming at CES.
CES, or the Consumer Electronics Show, is primarily a television show. While other categories of products have been present in an increasing number, there isn’t usually a large amount of smartphone news. Instead, most non-Apple smartphone news is released at Mobile World Congress, or MWC. MWC is the largest phone-oriented tradeshow and takes place in Barcelona, Spain from February 25th to the 28th.
Look for the Galaxy S4, along with whatever is next from HTC and possibly Motorola, in that general timeframe.