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Samsung Galaxy S IV codenamed Altius J, to start shipping in April with 2600mAh battery

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Samsung Galaxy S IV codenamed Altius J, to start shipping in April with 2600mAh battery
The puzzle pieces are starting to fall in together, folks - hot on the heels of JK Shin saying that the Galaxy S IV is not going to be announced during MWC next month, and reports that it might be launched at a US-based Unpacked event, now comes a rumor about an actual retail date, and it is mid-April.

Week 16 of the year says the latest leak, to be precise, and that is right smack in the middle of the spring time - blossoming flowers, nature returning to life and the like seem like a good choice for the next iteration of the Nature UX and a "made for humans" handset.

The number 4 is bad luck in Korea, so the model is referred to as GT-I9500, and S IV might be out of the question too. Galaxy S IV is what we are calling it, but the handset's internal codename is dubbed Altius (J), said the sources, which means "higher" in plain old English, and has been changed from Project J. 

Moreover, we now have the rumored battery capacity, which is 2,600 mAh, and with wireless charging to boot, available via a separate dock and back cover, which tells us we won't be seeing a unibody design. The phone is likely to be available in black and white initially.

So, there you have it - a 5" Super AMOLED Full HD screen with 25% less battery consumption, hopefully a frugal Exynos 5 Octa, 13 MP camera and a 20% beefier battery compared to the S III; set to be announced the end of March for shipping in mid-April. So far, so good. 

source: SamMobile

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:44 2

1. donzere (Posts: 12; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)


What am i gonna do with all that mega pixels on my camera phone? Sammy should try and come up with a new idea cause phone camera is getting old

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:04 7

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"What am i gonna do with all that mega pixels on my camera phone?"

But maybe other will find what to do, don't you think so?

I remember when people like you was sitting with 5MP and crying the same song called "What I Will Do With 8MP, It Is Only Phone..." and today the same people are happy that they have 8MP...
More MP is more advantage than disadvantage, so I don't see a reason for a cry.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 11:02 3

24. bvalde09 (Posts: 182; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I agree I mean I dont use the camera much on my phone. Rarely I take a pic but its good to know that every now and then I will have that option available if you dont want to used it thats fine. Stay on the featured phone era and stop crying silly stuff

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:04 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Thank you. :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:56

36. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


This applies to all manufacturers, but what good is a 13MP vs and 8MP camera if the average person can't see any difference between a picture taken of the same thing. The detail is just to fine for us to visually notice.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:05 2

39. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...but what good is a 13MP vs and 8MP camera if the average person can't see any difference between a picture taken of the same thing."

I think that even average person can notice difference of picture resolution.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:04

38. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


I'd really like to be able to zoom in without loosing quality in the picture, which is why manufacturers should focus on optical zoom and not so much on megapixels.

Until manufacturers start upgrading the optical zoom capabilities, all they are doing is making marginal improvements.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:13 1

40. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree that digital zoom is not the same as optical zoom, but I was talking exclusive about megapixels and not about any other specifitations. 8MP vs 13MP - I choose 13MP. :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:55 6

13. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


time to get off the internet, son.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:29 2

20. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


i think u hav no camera phone!!!!!

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 11:47 1

28. troutsy (Posts: 313; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)


Perhaps you shouldn't have clicked on the article, read it, and then posted a comment.

Flagship devices get marginal improvements over their predecessors. It happens.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:44 1

35. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Agreed!!! That's why I'm waiting for the Note V before I upgrade from the Note II.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 00:36

49. a_tumiwa (Posts: 373; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


13 mp doesnt means u are forced to use 13mp, u can select to lower resolution if you want, its why 13mp is a plus.
sorry for my bad english :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:47 11

2. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


If this is true, by the end of April I'll either own an S IV or an Xperia Z. Happy days.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:05 11

5. McJobs (Posts: 107; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


Xperia Z - design, materials, build quality, waterproof functionality...

S IV - performance, display, removable battery, support...

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:45 7

12. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


who knows ? maybe sammy will surprise us with a cool design and good materials and build quality ? ^_^

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:56 5

14. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


the two hasn't even been released yet

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:02 3

17. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


At least Sony Xperia Z and ZL was officially presented while Samsung Galaxy S IV specifications still only a rumor.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 15:42

34. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 442; Member since: 26 May 2011)


It's never stopped people before from imagining and gossiping.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 13:41 1

31. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


How can you know that GS4 will have worse materials or build quality? About the waterproofness : you know that you can send your phone to a company ( I donĀ“t recall its name now) and they will make it as waterproof as xperia z and only for 60 bucks and I believe that this has been on xperia z to make it waterproof.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:20 2

42. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


I would take the Sony, hated my s3 so I sold it.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:23 1

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Of course, I also would took Sony Xperia Z over Samsung Galaxy S III :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:28 5

19. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


Or just buy Xperia Z in Feb (when it launches) and wait till S4. If the reviews are good enough. Switch to S4. Or keep rocking the awesome XPZ. That's what I'm gonna do.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 08:50 2

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Now that would be slightly disappointing. The most impressive thing about the Note 2 is battery life and at 5" @ fullHD & 4 A15-cores, to be able to deliver similar results, the S4 needs to have a minimum of 3000mAh. A small sacrifice in thickness for more usage, I thought Samsung got that last year. With that said, AMOLED display and octa-core could still make it the longest lasting 1080p phone.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:35 3

9. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


3000mAh battery sounds good..but may be sammy is too much concerned keep phone slim.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 09:57 3

15. mick25 (banned) (Posts: 110; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


1. it is still a rumor
2. s4 is rumored to use the new exynos octa which is claimed to be much more power efficient

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:22 1

18. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


My concern about the Octa is the 2nd 4 cores only saving juice in the departments responsible for minimal drainage anyway. Screen takes the most followed by LTE/GPS/Wifi radios and then processes that need all the A15 power to perform fast, and A9 can't help any of these situations.

So there's a very good chance that doing your regular stuff of talking, syncing, browsing, gaming and multimedia will leave you about where you would be with regular 4-cores. What guarantees more usage time is a larger battery, so why not throw 3000mAh under the superAMOLED screen and the octa-core?

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 10:46 2

21. jove39 (Posts: 1889; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well...4 A7 cores should be sufficient to handle routine tasks as said...but to keep on churning 60fps for 1080p display...a very powerful GPU (Mali-678 or SGX554) and significant memory bandwidth is required...hope sammy decide to go with 4channel with ddr3 dimm @ 800mhz for total of 3200mhz...that will be really awesome :)

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 16:23

43. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


It's 2 processors its technically not an octa core its a multiple chip processors, completely different thing than an octacore. that would be like intel getting an i5 and then putting an i3 in the same bin as the i5 to save power when it doesn't need heavy lifting.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 11:56 2

29. jinwons (Posts: 95; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


You got it wrong for note 2. It has normal 720p HD, not full 1080p HD. it has quad core A9, not A15. So GS4 bumps both up significantly.

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