If you were hoping to see the Samsung Galaxy S IV at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, you’re going to be disappointed to learn that, despite rumors indicating Samsung’s likelihood of unveiling the device, Samsung mobile head JK Shin has confirmed to iNews24 (via Android Headlines) that the flagship will not be making an appearance at the event.
While it may be disappointing, it doesn’t really come as a surprise. Apple, Google, and Microsoft have all taken a back seat as of late when it comes to broad technology events, opting instead to make their announcements at their own special events. Even RIM is following this trend with its unveiling of BlackBerry 10 at a special press event on January 30th dedicated to the occasion.
So far, the closest timeframe we have at the moment to when the Galaxy S IV will be unveiled is April, although Samsung has yet to confirm a date. May was posted as a release date by Samsung Lebanon but it was later retracted. Its predecessor, the Galaxy S III was unveiled at a special event in May of last year, so we may have to wait until May 2013 before we see the Galaxy S IV show its face for the first time (outside of alleged leaked photos, of course).