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Samsung Galaxy S4: The next flagship could set sail March 14

The world could get to know a new eight-core Galaxy phone at an event in New York next month.

The Galaxy S4 could be preparing to take the stage in New York in March.

HTC may be planning to unveil its new flagship phone this week, but many Android lovers are already shoving the expected HTC One out of the way in anticipation that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will descend from the heavens and into the hands of a growing legion of Samsung fanbois next month.

Or it might just be unveiled at an event in New York City on March 14.

That's the updated rumor out this morning from Russian analyst and rumor-meister Eldar Murtazin via Sammobile. Murtazin's scoops have a mixed track record of coming true, but this one is only one day earlier than a previously reported debut date for successor to the beloved Galaxy S3.

CNET learned earlier this month that Samsung does not plan to drop the new head honcho of the Galaxy line at next week's Mobile World Congress, apparently preferring that the S4 be the belle of its own media ball.

Some of the rumored specs from Sammobile for the Galaxy S4 include an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU, Mali-T678 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED display, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capability, 2-megapixel front facing camera, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

But that's not all. There's also a separate rumor that the GS4 will be followed by a "Mini" version in May. At this rate the Galaxy lineup may soon have more stars than the Milky Way.