Samsung will launch the Galaxy S4 smartphone model on March 15, with reports claiming the device will be available for purchase by early April.
Citing inside sources at Samsung, fan website SamMobile says the Galaxy S4 is ready for launch, with invites to the event to be sent out following the forthcoming World Mobile Congress.
The website also claims that following the unveiling of the device Samsung will make the smartphone commercially available by the end of April across the whole of Europe and Asia, while Australia, Africa and America will see the device rolled-out around May or June.
According to the rumours, the Galaxy S4 will operate with a Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) central processing unit (CPU), feature a Mali-T658 (8-Core) graphics processing unit (GPU), provide 2GB of memory and run on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
The 4.99 inch screen will be a super AMOLED Full-HD screen, while the device will also boast two cameras: a 13 megapixel rear camera with the capacity to record 1080p Full-HD videos at 30 frames per second (FPS) and a two megapixel front facing camera.
Samsung has refused to be drawn on the rumours, telling CNET: “We don’t comment on rumors or speculation”.
The launch of a Galaxy S4 is much-awaited, with Samsung estimated to have led the global smartphone market for 2012 with 28 per cent of smartphone sales (compared to Apple’s 20 per cent). Samsung also declared a 76 per cent surge in profits for the fourth quarter of 2012, which it attributed to excellent Galaxy range smartphone sales.