Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini & Galaxy Watch could be in the pipeline

It's thought that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is being developed under the codename Project J, but apparently the project doesn't just cover the firm's next flagship smartphone.
According to the folks over at SamMobile, Project J actually consists of three devices, with the flagship Galaxy S4 (also referred to as GT-I9500 or Altius) being joined by Project J Mini and Project J Active.
The Project J Mini, or Serrano as Samsung is calling it, looks set to the be the Galaxy S4 Mini following in the footsteps of the Galaxy S3 Mini.

Tick tock

Things get a little more interesting when we look at the Project J Active (or Fortius, if you prefer) which appears to be a slightly different device with accessories such as an arm band, bike mount and pouch listed.
This has lead people to speculate that Samsung may be working on a wearable piece of tech, possibly to rival the rumoured Apple iWatch.
Of course it could just be another tough phone to follow on from the Galaxy XCover 2, and apparently Project J Active is yet to be finalised unlike the others which have already been given the green light.

S4 spotted again

The Korean version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 has supposedly popped up in a benchmark test over at GLBenchmarks.
According to the results for a handset going by the model ID SHV-E300S, it out performs the Galaxy S3, Nexus 4 and HTC Butterfly during off screen tests, while only the Nexus 4 comes out better from the on screen benchmarks.
We're not getting too carried away with any of these reports as it's not clear where the Project J information came from and benchmarks can be easily forged.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is currently thought to be scheduled for May, so we're going to have to wait a couple more months before we start getting anything official from the Korean firm.

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