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Samsung Lebanon Says “Galaxy S4 won’t be released before May 2013”

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When you want official word from a phone manufacturer on a oft-rumored and not-even-close-to-being-released phone, who do you turn to for insider info? Apparently, the Lebanese Facebook page for the company is a great place to start. According to Samsung Lebanon’s FB page, we shouldn’t expect the “Galaxy SIV” to be released “before May 2013.”

And there you have it. Everything confirmed! Name, date…or maybe not. 

Look, we know the Galaxy S4 is going to be hypebeasted on the daily for the next couple of months, but do we really believe that the social media manager for Samsung Lebanon has all of the details, including a potential release date for the next flagship phone? Not for a damn second. As far as we know, this person is simply operating under the assumption that any semi-intelligent mobile phone pundit would, in that we haven’t seen a Galaxy S phone hit stores before May in…well…ever?

No matter what, it’ll be fun to talk about, but let’s not go anywhere near calling this a “confirmation.” May certainly sounds great, and logical, though. And hey, how about that fancy render from earlier!

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Via:  Facebook | SlashGear

Cheers ItsASamsung!

  • Jason M

    “hypebeasted”… awesome new word. We need to take steps to bring this word into common usage.
    It also needs be added to Webster (as slang, of course).
    >> Hypebeast (verb): to promote or publicize to the extreme

  • mdwDUNN

    looking for opinions here. I have been out of the Android game for a few years now (haven’t owned once since the original Incredible) I’m considering picking one up but I’m not sure if I should go with something current like the DNA or wait for something on the horizon. Ive been out of the loop so I don’t really know what everyone is currently waiting on. Anyways, some imput would be appreciated!

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Kellex why do you guys always go for the Ugliest renders?

  • Ruel Smith

    Holy iPhone 4, 4S ,5 lookalike Batman!

  • I am waiting for this ……

  • jamisles02

    I’m up for an upgrade from my Rezound in mid-July, so as long as the S4 is out by then, I don’t care if its March, April, May or June.

  • chris125

    That makes sense. The s3 is still selling well so why jump the gun and release the s4 any earlier than they need to. Plus I am sure they are going to want to release it around the same time as the next iphone, gives them more leverage for some of their hilarious ads.

  • Master O’Disaster

    Let’s see … When was the last / next time May 3 ends up on a Tuesday? That would be 2011 or 2016.

    Can you say, “PHOTOSHOPPED”?

    … I thought you could! 😀

  • Yakuzahi

    If Samsung Lebanon said it must be true… right….

    • Crossed

      Right! It should have been “Samsung Occupied Palestine” because we all know israel never lies!

      • Yakuzahi

        Allahu is blessing

  • The only way google TV can become a hit is with the ability to accept a cable card and utilize the unit has a digital tunner with dvr capabilities , !


  • yungqb7

    I will still wait for the gs4

  • Destroythanet

    I really dislike that flat-back phone design that resembles the iPhone 4 and up.

  • yarrellray

    Either way whenever Samsung decides to release it May, June, July you better believe nothing will be better in 2013 but the Galaxy Note 3. Not Motorola, Htc, Lg, Sony or any Nexus device in 2013 will top the Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3 mark that down.

    • KleenDroid

      I agree unless Samsung makes the next Nexus. No phone compares to a good Nexus. Google is screwing up with Motorola so I don’t see them making a Nexus any time soon.

  • socalrailroader

    Yeah, because we all know the best info comes out of Lebanon, home of peace and contentment. I have to laugh at this, sorry, but Lebanon? Yeah, right.

  • a) youth.in.asia

    I don’t want a device that is razor thin but has a hump for the camera, YUCK! I want a edge to edge 1080p display, 4000mAh battery, CDMA carrier with a Pentaband radio for use on att/tmob

  • andrei

    Guys does anyone know where I could download that wallpaper? It seems stunning in my opinion and I’ve been trying to find a link for months, in order to get it. But I couldn’t find one.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Reason number whatever the pic is a fake… Is that two cameras on the back???
    3D was so last year 😉

    • 2 cameras to refocus after taking the shot not 3D

  • awwmang

    I hate iPhones but the design is beautiful if the Galaxy S 4 comes out like this I’ll definitely buy so would a lot of people

  • Butters619

    Again, isn’t this obvious? It’s like saying summer won’t come until June 21st.

  • Nexus 4 for me. After owning both a note 2 and a galaxy s3 the only phone I end up keeping is always the current nexus.

  • gmracer1

    Oh gee…it looks like a glorified iPhone 5. So…………..original 😀

    • Cerberus

      …and that would be why I don’t believe that pic. I don’t think Samsung would go backwards in design, with the hard edges and thicker form.

      Looks nice though, sorta

      • Tommy Thompson

        That pic in this article is 100% fanmade and has been floating around since last year during the S3 rumors…

        • michael arazan

          The article says “Samsung Lebanon” not “Samsung FaceBook Lebanese” Kind of misleading thinking they actually had some type of business presence there in the country itself

          • George264

            Well the page name is Samsung Lebanon. It’s probably a small group in Lebanon handling the business there and one extra guy doing PR like this.

  • nightscout13

    Hard to believe my GS3 now has the OG status

    • Guest

      S1 would be “OG”…

      • nightscout13

        LOL I think the SGS1 would be a caveman status, due to how fast technology advances.

      • prestone1

        what about my OG droid inc? there is only one OG

    • KennyVeltre

      Anything other than the Droid 1 shouldnt be considered “OG”.

      • Butters619

        Nexus One

        • KennyVeltre

          And your point is?

          • Butters619

            Nexus One could be considered OG

          • deebeezey

            shut up butters

  • Am I the only one who just doesn’t give 2 craps about the Galaxy line of phones? Touchwiz + hardware buttons automatically eliminates them from my radar.

    • hkklife

      Don’t forget the terrible radios and equally atrocious battery life!

      • Big_EZ

        I have steered clear of Samsung until the note 2 because I had horrible reception with them a while back. I loved the note 2 so much I was going to give them a 14 day shot. The cell reception is as good as Motorolas and the data reception is better, especially 4g. I came from a RAZR MAXX and expected a hit in battery life since it had a much larger screen HD display, more powerful processor, and slightly smaller battery. I have been amazed at the battery life so far, it’s better than the RAZR MAXX, but not by much, considering bigger/better display and faster processor they have really done a great job. I almost waited for the Motorola/Google phone, but I’m glad I didn’t.

        • Dave

          My note 2 obliterates my Razr MaXX side by side in call quality, signal strength, speed test numbers, and battery life. People just don’t let go of old Samsung hardware characteristics. Also, I’m not sure what the big gripe is with UX (not touch wiz) it doesn’t bog down the device one bit, and coming from a pure Android phone I just don’t see what the deal is.

          • flosserelli

            People have to bitch about *something*

      • Tommy Thompson

        You clearly have no clue. Stop living in the past.

      • Dave

        Are you stuck in 2010?

        • LionStone

          Its only been very recent that their radios have improved and battery with the exception of the Note II (phablet size phone, phablet size battery, what do you expect?) So don’t act like they’ve been all that since 2010. Anyway, TW is too elementary for me as well as the iButton and glossy plastic feel just kills it for me.

        • George264

          Have you tried the Galaxy Nexus? Compared GSIII radios to HTC and Motorola. Yeah bigggg difference. 4G here, 3G there.(HTC and Samsung)

    • Butters619

      I really am waiting for the Motorola X-Phone. Being on AT&T we never see Moto love and (the Atrix HD is a joke) I am really ready for a massive battery.

    • I thought the galaxy S3 was an amazing phone when I got it but now that I’ve had it for 3 months I hate it. The build quality is the biggest problem for me. That plastic battery door just feels terrible.

    • TheCheapGamer

      Touchwiz blows away Sence. Hardware buttons are awesome.
      I don’t want buttons taking up any part of my screen…ever!