FORTUNE — Three weeks after Samsung lost a billion-dollar U.S. patent infringement case, and three days after Apple (AAPL) began taking orders for its latest iPhone, the South Korean manufacturer was talking to the local press about the successor to the Galaxy S3 — the iPhone’s most successful rival.
The scoop came Sunday from the
, which gave the story a decidedly pro-Samsung spin. The first two paragraphs:
Among the other revelations (I quote):
- The smartphone… will be more than enough to curb Apple’s latest iPhone.
- Samsung’s edges in manufacturing will further shine after the patent disputes go further on.
- Samsung is confident to widen its lead over Apple, though the legal fight is a totally separate issue
- A recent ruling in the U.K. said Samsung didn’t infringe on Apple’s design patents.
- The release of the S4 means more market share for Samsung as it is the only firm that can guarantee on-time delivery, output commitment and better pricing for mobile application processors
- Samsung is asking Apple to pay more to use its mobile application processors produced at its plant in Austin, Texas.
According to the report, the Galaxy S4 will sport a 5-inch screen, run Google’s (GOOG) Android platform and be available for purchase by March 2013 at the latest.
You can read the full Korea Times report here.