Rumors are running strong on Galaxy S4. As per Samsung’s routine, we can expect release of the device at the Mobile World Congress 2013. But, can’t we? Rumor mills suggest that we are much near to the next version of its flagship Android phone. What will be the Galaxy S4? Here we take a roundup of rumors about the handset.
1080p Display: It is almost certain that the Galaxy S4 would come out with a 1080p FullHD Super AMOLED display. Samsung is rumored to roll out its rival to the 1080p FullHD LCD display from Sharp and others. As per sources, the Korean tech firm will uncover its innovative display at CES 2013 and Galaxy S4 – the first handset to mount the 4.99-in panel – will be on display at MWC 2013.
The Galaxy S4 display will have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a whopping pixel density of 441-ppi. It is also said that the company will use flexible OLED panels instead of the typical glass panels. Anyway, with a 5-in display, the handset will be a stiff rival to the likes of HTC DROID DNA (Deluxe DLX) and other similar phones from Sony, LG and Sharp.
Processor: The new Galaxy S phone is to pack a new dual quad core Exynos chipset. Samsung is almost likely to introduce the new chipset at the International Solid-Stat Circuits Conference in February 2013. The System-on-Chip (SoC), which is based on 28nm process, can clock at 1.8GHz and support the new ARM A15 Cortex.
Many analysts think that Samsung would introduce this new chipset in Galaxy S4. The new processor can provide great performance for the handset in all major aspects. You can watch video and play games quite smoothly on this machine. “The A7 cores should be capable of handling most [smartphone] tasks, with the A15 cores only required for maximum performance needs, like video games,” says Kevin Krewell.
Galaxy S III is already a phone with immense processor performance. Added with 2GB RAM and a high-profile graphical processing unit, the device will be a super phone for next year. Well, it will take on the rivals like HTC DROID DNA and a set of other phones with 1080p FullHD displays.
Camera: We all hoped that Galaxy S III or Galaxy Note II would have a 13MP rear camera. But, they did not get it and Samsung integrated the same 8MP camera of Galaxy S II on both the devices. Now it looks that we could expect a 13MP or better than 8MP camera on the fourth gen Galaxy S phone. Yes, 8MP camera is quite common now and so Samsung may think differently. It may not also go on to introduce the same cam on three versions in a row.
“The Galaxy S4 will feature a 13-megapixel Sony Exmore RS sensor, according to multiple sources, which, if true, means we could finally be getting a Samsung device with a truly high-end camera built into it,” says Know Your Mobile. If rumors are true, S4 would be an ideal phone for photography enthusiasts out there.
Storage: The Galaxy S III is already available in three essential memory options; 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The same options will be available with the new Galaxy S phone. But, the premium model may have the new 10nm 64GB eMMC memory chip, which Samsung recently unveiled. The new memory chip is boasted to become 20 percent smaller and more than 30 percent faster than the present NAND standards. So we can certainly expect the handsets in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions as well.
Release Date: Samsung used to introduce new variants to its Galaxy S phones at MWC. This time also, it may come in the same technology trade show, most rumors suggest. The device will go for sales in April or May 2013.