More rumored specs about the Samsung Galaxy S IV emerge
Enter the Samsung Galaxy S IV (or S4). Rumors about such a device have been in the ether, and today we learned that it will likely have a 4.99-inch Super AMOLED display. A Korean site is reporting that in addition to the fully HD 1920x1080 screen, we can expect to see it on display at CES 2013.
Other sources are confirming that the new S4 will have a 13 megapixel camera, a quad-core 2GHz Exynos 5450 processor with an 8-core GPU, and 64GB of storage. Can you say power? The memory chip is said to be thinner, thus contributing to a reduction in the thickness of the overall phone as well.
If expectations are met and we get to see this new device at CES 2013 (or hopefully sooner if it leaks), then we can expect to see a release of the new Galaxy S4 to the masses sometime in the second quarter, about one year after the Galaxy S III made its debut.
What do you think of those exciting specs?
sources: Asiae (Korean) via 3G.co.uk and The Christian Post
13. ScottSchneider (Posts: 229; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
Exactly... n The 8 Core GPU... Raw Graphics Prowess...
Get ready to be struck the Awesomeness...
16. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
+1 and this should have a battery same with what's on galaxy note 2, or else..
20. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
Even with that "rumoured" 8-core GPU and the other hardware speculation, PhoneArena will find some way to tear it to shreds when it compares it to the almighty teeny-tiny iPhone in those special PhoneArena "iPhone vs Everything" articles. I especially love it when they compare screen resolutions under a Hubble Microscope. Or, when they take an indisputably killer device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and give it a review of "9" because they don't want to admit to the World that there is something on the market better than their Apple trash.
25. iphoneFTW (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
@Cynipap999 OK fanboy but the next iphone will still out do your precious s4 just like how the iphone 5 out did the s3.
36. tedkord (Posts: 3776; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
In what world did the iPhone 5 outdo the SGS3. Not the real world, sport.
53. drdaly (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)
In all benchmarks regarding processor and GPU, screen resolution, thickness,battery, body structure materials and everything else except customization of the OS which is googles' not samsung
85. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
and u believe in comparison of cross-platform benchmarks?
recently a nokia lumia with dual core krait cpu clocked at 1.5Ghz outshined optimus G (and hence even s3) which has a quad core variety of same type, running at same speed too
same way i5 got more in quite some benchmarks
87. drdaly (Posts: 33; Member since: 09 Nov 2012)
I dont know why all those thumbs down are for???
I only said the truth which is everywhere in the media.
Samsung is now a major corp. and have a very big fanbase but, that doesnt mean that we deny the truth saying that i5 is more powerfull than sgs3.. That is a FACT people
I now own a GNote2 and sold my Sgs3 bec. It was lagging so much i couldnt stand it.. Fact too.
58. kboo1995 (unregistered)
GS3 is a great phone
Note 2 is even greater
But haven't we seen this before
New phone every 3 months
New idea every 3 months
And boooom after 3 years u meet the new Nokia
No ideas no creativity
At the moment the future isn't for SAMSUNG GOOGLE OR APPLE
Microst owns the future
Sooner or later every company even apple and Samsung will be releasing windows phones to survive
69. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5149; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
More like bad acid trip. Hope he doesn't jump out of a window thinking he can fly.
92. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)
windows phone sux almost as bad as a windows pc but none of them phone OS (windows, apple, or android) are going anyplace they will continue to gladly take our money (to the tune of about 40 Billion dollars) with the "NEXT BIG THING"
47. StreetNerd (Posts: 698; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
why is he a iphone boy? its a fact....
still waiting for the iphone5 vs lumia 920 article....
guess PA wont do it coz the know they cant back the iphone to win -_-"
63. doejon (Posts: 289; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
in 90% of the test on (smartphone)techwebsites
the s3 wins over the iphone 5 so stop talking s**t
an go use ur applemaps haha
67. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 753; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
It next iphone won't outsell it though just like the s3 outsold the iphone 5.
75. user312 (Posts: 68; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)
What were you on when you wrote this? what make's you think that the iphone 5 out-does the GS3. The GS3 has better EVERYTHING, processor, camera, screen and the OS especially. While you're using last year's hardware AND software, we'll have an all new look and feel of touchwiz that has astonished everyone ONCE AGAIN.
80. Goutch (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
The iPhone5 is an awesome device.
...to use as a doorstop.
83. gelo0291 (Posts: 16; Member since: 06 Nov 2012)
your name shouldn't be iphoneFTW. it should be "iphoneWTF". well that's better.. :)
97. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)
What's funny about your comment is that not only is it hated by almost everyone, but it is the most retarded comment I've ever seen. The iPhone 5 lost brutally to the Galaxy S3, you delusional iFag. And the iPhone 5S or 6 (probably 5S, cause we all know how much Apple loves milking a product as much as they can) will be so far behind the Galaxy S4, it won't even be worth looking at. While Apple's iPhone will be stuck forever with Apple's "Retina" marketing term, never to receive at least 720p HD, the Galaxy S IV will probably have 1080p HD. While the iPhone 5S will be lucky to finally get a quad core SoC (but will probably just get an updated dual core SoC), the Galaxy S IV will probably have the latest and greatest processor that will be available at the time. So, explain to me, in detail, how the next iPhone, what ever it will be called, is going to out do our precious S4 like how the iPhone 5 apparently outdid the S3, you delusional iFag.
111. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
and the screen size too-apple is always 2 generations behind android and wp......
54. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)
amen this is such a bias blog, bottom line just one's person opinion!!!
27. iphoneFTW (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)
@ ScottSchne....I bet you can't even see a hint of a difference LOL
41. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)
@ comment #27 aka iTurdFTW
Just like that massive upgrade difference you got from iPhone 4STD to iPhone 5??
iPhone 5 'out did S3'???? Yeah, right; that's why that iPhone is getting returned and people are replacing it with that 'out done' S3!
51. AmitMajumder (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 May 2012)
I think the battery would be over 4000 mAh
23. DiskaD (Posts: 13; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
lets just give sammy their time, if we want a perfect phone..
40. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2957; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Big jump with the hardware...
But i'm not a big fan of the almost 5 inch screen!!
Maybe the 8 core GPU will come useful for tablets and PC's...
62. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
A perfect phone from Sammy? Not going to happen, my sister's S2 back case cracked itself without the phone falling, ive seen several S3s with cracked bezels..
43. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Man get ready for pure unadulterated awesomeness!
2. tiara6918 (Posts: 1199; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
If those rumors are true then the s4 would definitely be the best smartphone ever made!
28. dickwyn (Posts: 543; Member since: 07 May 2012)
The s4 wil only be the best smartphone ever built when it is released, soon after that some other phone well take that title. I'm also pretty confident that sooner or later everybody will just be buying Samsung branded devices just because they think.it's a premium brand and they will end up like Apple where they have equal haters and hardcore fans. I'm just saying a point here not trying to bash Samsung at any means, love my galaxy note 1 , planning to buy the note 3 next year. Not everybody can stay on top for a long time
30. KParks23 (Posts: 395; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Just like the lumia 920 is the best phone out right now (looks at ur avatar) :) ... Went to at&T to play with one and they couldn't get me out the store the screen on it put my s3 screen to shame and WP8 was great I had nokia music blasting in the store haha!
98. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)
personally, I would probably eventually consider getting a Windows Phone. If you could find the bloody things in Canada. There are like absolutely, to my knowledge, no Windows Phones available here up North unless you import. Quite sad and pathetic really.
121. rallyguy (Posts: 392; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I like the phone that works best for me which has not generally been Samsung. But it looks like it will be since Samsung is about the only maker that is still using removable batteries.
15. tahnik (Posts: 124; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)
Some fans are really annoying...If we love Android then love it...
Why are bringing Apple here....
29. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
Apple deserves a lot of hate....because of his corruption we all in the world pay higher prices for eBooks :)
78. chadrick0814 (Posts: 208; Member since: 23 Nov 2011)
Because as soon as it is announced, apple will try to have it banned. That's why.
99. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)
While I loathe Apple to no end, and love bashing the hell out of it to no end, in comparison to practically every manufacturer, you have a valid point. But, to be fair, if we didn't bring Apple into this, you and everyone else knows that an iWhore would.
4. Mr_Hyde (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Everything about the Galaxy S4 sounds great n' all and Sammy has really pushed the waters when it comes to screen sizes in smartphones, but where is the line they're going to draw between the Galaxy S series & the Galaxy Note series?
12. DKMDROID (Posts: 102; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)
I was thinking the exact same thing when i first saw this article on another website the logical thing to do is to eventually merge the 2 series together into one phone and have a smaller mini version of the S4/5 (theoretically) so then it reaches a broader audience cos with a 5" screen its dangerously close to the Note line of phones all it really needs is the S-pen
22. Mr_Hyde (Posts: 20; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)
Well I don't know how I feel about them merging those 2 series together.
Just based on their sizes and ergonomics alone, the Note series is more tablet-like in nature and is more suited towards people that want to mediate between a tablet and a smartphone.
The Galaxy S series, is more of a premium smartphone in the same league as the 4.7 inch smartphones and below, including but not limited to: HTC One X, Nexus 4, Razr Maxx HD, or even the Galaxy S2, etc.
I think that both the Galaxy S series & the Galaxy Note series can still be successful as separate entities, but I do think that size & ergonomics play an important role in their distinctions, as well as their target audiences.
52. ajac09 (Posts: 1167; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
"the line is drawn HERE AND NO FURTHER" call that reference and you are awesome. but in all seriousness 4.99 should be the stopping point. Note 3 though most likely will be 6 inches of sexyness
81. bdickeniii1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)
"The line must be drawn HERE AND NO FURTHER, and I will MAKE THEM PAY FOR WHAT THEY HAVE DONE" - Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard to Lilly (played by Alfre Woodard) in the observation lounge of Enterprsie - E talking about the BORG.
Star Trek: First Contact =/\=.
5. schinnak (Posts: 77; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Go on Sammy. Hit that final nail on Apple's coffin !
6. phljcnth (Posts: 186; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Samsung never runs out of big ideas and surprises. I'm more than excited!
7. SkOne (Posts: 87; Member since: 02 May 2012)
NAME ANY PRICE AND TAKE ALL MY MONEY!!!!!!!!!!
42. XaErO (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
This is the BEST comment I've ever seen on this post !!
Samsung is really doing a great job .. its whole lot of innovations are taking a smartphone to a new level. E.g. Look at the potential of the Samsung Galaxy Note II .. its Awesome .. really, its Awesome .. no other words for it ..
I'm really waiting for their next flagship !!
100. OSUTIN (Posts: 23; Member since: 28 May 2012)
I have to laugh. A smartphone with a stylus will never even be looked at as something that is conceivably doable because of how against it Steve Jobs was, and yet, you look at devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note II, which a stylus. And are beyond successful. Just look at how many useful, and awesome, extra features that are on the Note II, that without the stylus, wouldn't be possible, or wouldn't be reliable. I think that Apple could legitimately learn a thing or 2 from Samsung. Things they aren't learning while they try to quell innovation by trying to f****** everyone over in courts.
31. KParks23 (Posts: 395; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
And it will prolly still take crap pics.. mega pixels are the most over talked about thing that don't amount to a row of pins! what are we going to be putting our pics up on billboards soon? Lol
33. kamen (Posts: 76; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)
I think cores and screen size are even more overhyped :)
35. KParks23 (Posts: 395; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)
Yea kinda but there still more important than mega pixels... But the resolution over 720p is.. I do prefer lcd over amoled and my s3 screen on auto brightness is always too dim I hate the phone actually lol.