Smartphone recently made an appearance in a leaked image.
Samsung has confirmed the existence of its widely-anticipated Galaxy S4, which was recently showcased in a leaked image. However, the South Korean technology giant has stated that the smartphone won't launch before May.
Samsung Lebanon was responsible for spilling the beans. When a user on Facebook asked a question about when the firm's Galaxy S3 successor would launch, Samsung Lebanon responded: "The Galaxy SIV won't be released before May 2013."
The company then added, "What we said is only trivial since all Galaxy S series are released between late April and early May, yet there's no way for anyone to know the exact release date :)"
Recent speculation has suggested that the smartphone will be present at CES, but it'll be restricted to showings behind closed doors with executives from a number of top wireless carriers set to be offered the first glimpse. Samsung Electronics Vice President Jay Lee is said to be the executive on hand to host private previews of the latest prototype of the S4.
Although Samsung has hinted at a CES reveal for the device, other reports have pointed towards a separate event, with a launch rumored for April.