Samsung is expected to unveil their next flagship smartphone in its Galaxy lineup, the S IV on March 15. The device is expected to go on sale in April.
If rumours are to be believed, Samsung’s next flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S IV will be unveiled on March 15. The device is expected to go on sale in April. Samsung hasn’t confirmed on any of the details circulating on the Internet.
The S IV is rumoured to hit store shelves in European and Asian markets in April whereas America, Africa and Australia will see the device launch in May and June. We were expecting the device to be unveiled at the MWC 2013, which begins on February 25. There are a plethora of smartphones from the likes of LG, Sony, Huawei, Samsung, HTC and more that we expect will make an appearance at the event, and most of these devices will be the flagship models of the respective manufacturers.
The Galaxy S IV is likely to be powered by an eight-core processor that was unveiled by the Korean manufacturer at the CES 2013. The processor, named the Exynos 5 Octa, uses ARM's big.LITTLEtechnology and combines Cortex A7 chips with Cortex A15 chips, to gain increases in performance and energy efficiency. Samsung and ARM have claimed that the new processor doubles the performance of the Exynos 4 processor, while halving the power consumption. Read more details about the Samsung eight-core processor here.
Among other key specifications, the Galaxy S IV is expected to feature a 5-inch display with full HD (1920x1080 pixel) resolution. There are also talks of 2GB of RAM and a 13MP rear camera on the device. The S IV is expected to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean straight-out-of-the-box, upgradable to the next version of Android currently speculated to be Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.