Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumor: Arriving in April?
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Rumor: Arriving in April?


(The following is a guest post from our friends over at International Business Times.)

Loved the Samsung Galaxy S3? Now, just wait for a couple months to get blown away by its successor – the Galaxy S4.

Amid rumors surrounding the upcoming iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 and a frenzy created by the newly released iOS 6, 6.1 untethered jailbreak tool evasi0n, a report has hit the web recently claiming that the next-generation Samsung flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, will be announced in an event scheduled for March 15th.

The report has come from SamMobile, citing a “trusted insider” that Samsung is yet to confirm the event and has kept the place a “top-secret.” However, the South Korean technology giant is expected to send invitations for the event right after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month.

When it comes to the availability of the smartphone, the report goes on to “confirm” that it will be up for sale in early April.

“SamMobile earlier reported that the Galaxy S IV will go on sale from the second week of April. Now, we can confirm that Samsung will release the Galaxy S IV from the beginning of April,” the report stated.

In addition, the report indicated how customers in eastern countries and Europe will be the first ones to get their hands on the Galaxy S4 smartphone. “Whole Europe and Asia are expected to receive the Galaxy S IV before the end of April. America, Australia and Africa will receive the Galaxy S IV around May/ June.”

The report also provided information on the Samsung Galaxy S4 accessories as well, stating: “The accessories for the Galaxy S IV (Clear Cover, Flip Cover, Protective Cover, Pouch, Extra Battery Kit, Wireless Charging Kit, HDTV Adapter and Headset) are planned for week 15 which also hinted for an early Galaxy S IV April release!”

Last week, a report from PhoneArena stated that the Galaxy S4 could be released in April. The report included a couple of photos of “an internal raffle doc at a New Zealand mobile retailer,” which said all the winners of a prize would be awarded with a Samsung Galaxy S4 handset.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to have Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean as the operating system. The device is likely to be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa CPU. Other expected features of the handset include Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU, 4.99-inch SuperAMOLED Full HD Resolution Display with 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (445ppi), 2GB RAM and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Kukil Bora is a reporter from International Business Times, where this piece first appeared.

February 9, 2013 at 06:12

I just hope that the specs arms race will end soon and that the galaxy s5 next year will be smaller than the s3. I still don’t understand the multicore frenzy with smart phones. I have an S2 and this phone is really not using it’s two cores properly. Software should catch up first to make good use of all these cores. I also don’t like the dual quad core design of the exynos 5. Instead of combining a high and a low GHz quadcore, why not spend a few billion dollars to develop a quad core that is both very powerefficient and can scale to high cpu frequencies when needed as well. It almost looks like giving up on design. Almost looks like they are in a hurry.

galaxy s3 love
February 9, 2013 at 01:52

im pissed in one i just got the galaxy s3 4 months agoo ! now i want the galaxy s4 lol 2 year contracts are a bitch 


February 8, 2013 at 12:46

Just waiting for the galaxy s4!,but Samsung must really work harder than ever before!.because the competition is really to the extremes, with all this and the Samsung must really to all the best! (In hardware and software), and take all the time they need, but to finally produce the greatest smartphone of all!!!!!!! (The galaxy s4)

February 8, 2013 at 09:55

People just care about how in style the phone is

February 8, 2013 at 03:22

Guys, the processors these phones use are SoC's (system on a chip). That means the CPU is integrated with the GPU and, in many cases, modems. What this means is that you can't just mix and match CPUs and GPUs. The article states: "The device is likely to be powered by the Exynos 5 Octa CPU. Other expected features of the handset include Mali-T658 (8-Core) GPU,…"
The Exynos 5 Octa is an SoC. If it's likely to use a Exynos 5 Octa, which we know uses a PowerVR GPU, then it is NOT likely to use a Mali T658. Those things can't go together. You can't just take a Exyons, rip out the GPU and stick another in. If you're going to write about tech, you should understand some basic things.

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