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Samsung Galaxy S4 release date rumour dismissed by Samsung

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Yesterday we reported on the possible launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in February 2012.

The timing seemed something of a coincidence, with Apple busy crowing about its record iPhone 5 sales, so it's perhaps no surprise that the rumour has now been dismissed.

Samsung Electronics' official Twitter account posted this morning that any talk of new models in the pipeline was not true.

The tweet, in Korean, roughly translates to: "Please note that some media reported speculation that subsequent Galaxy S Ⅲ models will be released. The rumour is not true. Why spread these rumors?"

That's us told, then. As we said, with the Galaxy S3 (pictured) given its own, huge launch, it seems likely than a Galaxy S4 would get the same treatment rather than being launched at Mobile World Congress 2013, as suggested.

We're back to watching this space on the S4, then.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.