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Shockapotomus! Samsung Won’t Debut Galaxy S4 at CES

According to a report out of CNET, Samsung will not unveil the Galaxy S4 at CES, next month. I sincerely hope you do not find this news to be a shocker. We told you yesterday, after Samsung posted their CES teaser video, that you shouldn’t think for a second that we would be seeing the next Galaxy phone, but as expected, some news outlets jumped to wild headline grabbing conclusions. Remember, the Galaxy S3 is still selling like crazy. The Galaxy Note 2 is still brand new and selling like crazy. And Samsung has typically waited until early Summer to announce their new Galaxy phone.

But beyond all of that, Samsung is bigger than CES when it comes to mobile. They’ll show off TVs, maybe a new tablet, and probably something to tie mobile in with those TVs, but that’s it. They’ll have their own press event, probably in April or May to reveal their next big phone.

Via:  CNET

  • JulianMyers

    I wish they wouldn’t roll phones out so quickly, anyway. You make a two-year commitment, then out comes a new model and you look outdated. That’s one reason I like my Samsung Galaxy Rugby Pro — it’s truly different, made for outdoor use like when I’m out on a property search with my real estate clients in Austin. I have it on AT&T’s 4g lte network, too, which means the photos I shoot fly on e-mail.

  • CapnShiner

    Personally, I’m glad they won’t announce the GS4 so soon. I think the manufacturers should slow down the pace of releasing new devices because the differences are not always enough to justify the expense of buying a new phone and nobody likes feeling their device is obsolete only a few months after buying it. I know it creates motivation for people to buy more but I think most people still buy on a 2 year cycle as they get upgrade credit. If there were fewer devices released each year, the manufacturers could focus more on software updates and the devices they do release could spend more time in the oven, so to speak, so they would be higher quality. Fewer devices would also make development easier for the ROM community and for app developers. I hate to praise Apple for anything but I think they have the right idea in releasing only one iPhone per year.

    • dangolds

      Amen to that. I have a GS3 and am very happy with it, but part of what will determine my future loyalty to Samsung will be the extent to which they continue to support the device with future software updates. They are off to a good start so far, but I agree that it will help things if they stick with the Apple model of one product release/year rather than 2-3. Do one annual release for the S series and one annual release for the Note – anything more is overkill.

    • KeilWashington

      I SO agree!!! The point about not wanting to feel like your phone is quickly obsolete is the critical one. I just got a new phone from AT&T (on their 4G LTE list, the HTC One X) and, as a graphic designer, really like the style. but if it’s outdated in a year I’m going to look from a professional standpoint behind the times. That sucks.

  • cooksta32676

    instead, they will launch the Galaxy S3s….and get sued.

  • I love that the Galaxy finally created a prized phone spot in the Android world. The other day I got a call from a survey company to give feedback on my SF Bay Area public transportation card, “Clipper”, and they asked me if I had an “Android, iPhone, Galaxy, or Blackberry?”.

    I was shocked to be completely honest.

  • I had my doubts.

  • Not sure if bedroom maneuver or cousin to the Funkapotamus from ToeJam & Earl.

    • EC8CH

      +1 for ToeJam & Earl reference.

      • One of the best games ever. Needs a good remake… (that Xbox version looks like crap).

  • Bewara2009

    The next big thing is already here hehe loving my note 2

  • Tommy Thompson

    My guess is still on the unveiling of their re-brand.

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Up vote for “Shockapotomus”.

    I would rather wait until the polished Nexus phone is ready than get another Thunderbolt turd. Samsung has proven that can make some really nice products.

    • LionStone

      So you’re waiting for a polished turd, cool. Yes, Samsung has proven they can really market some nice plastic 🙂

  • i think..! is a new galaxy tv.. android tv based..!

    • itznfb

      GalaxyTV would be awesome. Especially if it had some motion control built in.

      • Justin W

        I saw a TV at best buy this weekend by Samsung with Motion control built in. It wouldn’t surprise me if they tried to move that success more-so to their other divisions.

  • jerflash

    I will hold on to me galaxy nexus until the s4 comes out…im in no rush

    • ToddAwesome

      Same here. They’ll have to pry Unlimited from my cold dead hands. Or at least until the next awesome phone is released.

      • jerflash

        well i will buy the s4 at full price…unless they steal away my unlimited. if that happens i say bye bye to big red. I’m sure many others would be with me there!

  • Nexus_FrEak

    That’s okay. I don’t want to regret buying the Note 2.

  • ToddAwesome


    • Hah this never gets old. I think our next t-shirt should be all white and with plain black lettering, just say “FACKWORS.”

      • Nexus_FrEak

        Take my money K!!!

      • I am in for the shirts!

        • itznfb

          Same. I love obscure reference T’s.

      • moelsen8

        don’t slam me here kellex & co., but what’s that all about? let me in on the secret! i can’t find any references to it other than this site.

          • FAL_Fan

            Thanks Tim, as I sadly missed this before and was quite confused as to what that was all about.

        • itznfb

          Imagine how confused newcomers will be a year from now when someone randomly drops a fackwors in a post.

        • I’m incapable of filling out CAPTCHAs correctly, that’s all. 😛

          See the link Tim posted in reply.

          • moelsen8

            Oh I did see that. Didn’t know it was going to go viral on DL though! Awesome! Fackwors!

          • michael arazan

            Some people are color blind, and others are Captcha blind, I too am captcha blind, hopefully my optometrist can fit me for glasses to read captchas

        • CapnShiner

          Kellex is a robot. That’s why he can’t do captchas.

      • William_Morris

        I would buy this t-shirt.

      • Sirx

        Letters must be pink. Must have exclamation point so people will know that this word cannot be spoken.

        It must be exclaimed!

    • PhoenixPath

      Why do you people keep spelling fadwors wrong???

      • itznfb

        Because fackwors was the correct spelling…

        • PhoenixPath

          Depends on who you believe. Some random companies website, or our very own Kellex. 😛