Galaxy S4 Rumors Point to Early 2013 Release Date

The latest Samsung Galaxy S4 rumors point to the handset being unveiled in Feb. 2013 at the next Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

This report surfaced in the Korea Times earlier today, who also stated that the device should be available in the early part of 2013.

Samsung made the decision to move forward with the Galaxy S4 shortly after the iPhone 5 was unveiled by Apple last week. The publication said that the company hopes to have its next flagship smartphone out by March of next year.

Rumored specifications for the Galaxy S4 include a 5-inch Super AMOLED 1080p HD display making it Samsung's first full-HD screen. The device might also be called the Galaxy S HD, according to the Korea Times.

It seems like Samsung might be jumping the gun after a pretty successful year with the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note. Making the screen larger on the Galaxy S4 might not be the right move since the S3 is already 4.8 inches wide. Apple's new iPhone is only 4 inches, a size the company probably picked for convenience reasons.

New Galaxy S3 colors should be arriving in the near future as Samsung released new photos showing them off over the weekend.

The smartphone will now come in Garnet Red, Titanium Grey, Amber Brown, and Sapphire Black in addition to the models that are currently available.

The Galaxy S3 launched in White and Pebble Blue, so the addition of the four new colors should boost the company's sales significantly. And with the unveiling of the iPhone 5, Samsung will need something to keep fans interested in what has been the most popular smartphone to be released this year.

"By expanding the colour range of the Samsung Galaxy S3, we are continuing to evolve the minimal organic design theme of the handset," said Minhyouk Lee, Vice President and lead designer of Samsung Galaxy S3.