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Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 on 14 March

Samsung has confirmed it will launch its new Samsung Galaxy S 4 smartphone on 14 March.

The event will take place in New York, rather than London, where the Galaxy S III was unveiled. This is following requests from mobile operators.

“We introduced the Galaxy S III in London last year, and this time we changed the venue (to New York) as we were bombarded with requests from US mobile carriers to unveil the Galaxy S IV in the country,” Samsung Electronics’ mobile division chief JK Shin said on the Edaily news website. The confirmation of the date also ratifies Samsung’s naming convention for its line of flagship smartphones.

The new smartphone is expected to sport a faster quad core Exynos processor as well as a higher resolution screen (rumoured to be a 4.99-inch 1080p display). Other rumoured specifications include 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel camera with a panoramic mode called Samsung Orb.

The original Galaxy S was launched at the CTIA mobile trade show in the US in 2010, with the Galaxy S II unveiled at MWC in 2011. The Galaxy S III was showcased in London last year.

The news comes after HTC launched its flagship HTC One phone and LG with its Optimus F Series phone, which is the firm’s first 4G phone to be launched in the UK.

Motorola will also be launching its Razr HD phone in the UK very soon.

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