Reconsidering Samsung’s Galaxy S 5 launch event plans

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Until a Samsung exec steps onto the stage, brand new Galaxy S 5 in hand, you had better believe that the rumors surrounding this phone are going to continue full-force. Actually, strike that; we’ll probably be inundated with rumors for weeks following the phone’s launch, as we suss-out the details surrounding retail availability. Until Samsung starts sending out some official invitations, at least, even the launch event itself remains the subject of speculation. We already heard from Samsung that a March/April window was likely, and recent rumors suggested that the company might forgo another New York City launch in favor of holding the event in London. Today we’re looking back at NYC, as some new comments attributed to another Samsung exec arrive.

The report out of South Korea seems to say that Samsung is looking at a March launch event for the Galaxy S 5, to take place in New York City. At least, all those words are in there, but the translation’s an abject mess, and there’s the possibility that these statements are being misinterpreted – certainly, mention of “foreign media” in proximity to all this gives us pause, and has us wondering if this isn’t just repeating existing rumors.

More to the point, perhaps, this account makes it clear that Samsung has no interest in bringing the Galaxy S 5 along to the MWC, but it’s not like we were expecting that to begin with.

So what do you think? London or New York? Maybe a simulcasted dual event? We’re probably still a month-and-a-half away from invitations going out, so there’s plenty of time to keep speculating.

Source: ZDNet Korea (Google Translate)
Via: phoneArena

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