Samsung Mobile has confirmed a major launch event in New York next month,  expected to involve the new Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone.
The invites,  issued at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, ask members of the  press to “come and see the next Galaxy” at Radio City Music Hall in New York  City on March 14 at 7pm local time.

Samsung S4 invite

The Mobile Unpacked invite does not specifically mention the rumoured Galaxy S4, but it does bear the telling line,  “Ready 4 the Show”. The New York event will also be live streamed on Samsung Mobile’s YouTube channel.

The March launch date is much earlier than the Galaxy S3, which was unveiled by  Samsung in early May 2012 and went on to sell over 40 million units, even  challenging Apple’s iPhone 5.

Previous rumours have suggested that the  new S4 will feature a 4.99-inch, 1080p screen capable of displaying 440 pixels  per inch.

It is also expected to have an Exynos 5 Octa 8-core processor  and a 13-megapixel camera, along with various Samsung specific software  features.

Other rumours  oint to new “5G WiFi connectivity”, and that the phone will get a mini  version, as with the S3 Mini late last year.